Ok I convinced my big Bro to try mint on his laptop, but I get and x11 error time I try to boot the live disk.
I had him try it in safe graphics mode and this is the error I get:
this display server has been shut down 6 times in the last 90 seconds
it is likely that something bad is going on
waiting foe 2 minutes before trying again on display :0.
hardware list :
P4 2.0 ghz
Nvidia geForce 4 460GO VGA
Thanks for the Help