OK well first off, Multi-session Discs are quite unstable
. If you have a DVD-RW Multi-session disc, it's pointless, you can always go and erase RW's anyway. I've used CDR's for my linux boot discs
Second of all I'll have to explain this in more detail...
A Live CD is typically an OS running from a temporary
section of your hard-drive and managed with your Ram and CD. Therefore spending too long on the live CD would cause the PC to crash because it's run out of the RAM and Hard-Disk Temporary Space (I'm pretty sure it also uses hard-drive cache). This is the reason why you cannot keep any settings or new documents created in your session
. Live CD's also have a tendency to crash
when you try to Log Off, Suspend, Restart or Shutdown
your computer. Generally the only way to shut down your computer is to simply hold the power button for 5-10 seconds.
The only way you can tackle this problem is to actually install the Operating system
to your hard drive.
Choose the one you like best, then slap it onto your hard drive. Simple as!
If your not sure how to do this, and you want to keep XP or any other Windows OS, you can find a good guide. Click here
for a guide that shows you what to do on videos - It helped me tremendously!!!
Good luck mate,Dan