Due to my recent problems with the laptop, I'm going to rebuild my laptop from scratch:
delete the partitions, format the disk, reinstall XP, and then all the program I use (mainly Visual Studio, Office, Firefox and iTunes)
I spent the last 4 hours exporting settings and copying data file to my external USB disk.
I wish I had a well planned backup strategy as Scott Hanselman has, but I don't, so I dumped all my small 40Gb disk to my external drive just in case I need something I forgot to backup.
See you when my laptop is up and running again...