Well, folks. I have a new hard drive. It is like having a clean slate. I have had to re-install Office, Windows Mail, Norton, Adobe etc. It has been a pain. All of my files are trapped in the old hard drive, but there is a wee glimmer of hope that they may be rescued by the genius I call my brother. Fortunately, I had backed up some files, including some photos, but for the most part I have lost everything I had saved to my computer. This includes email conatcts, my business files, my kids homework and a whole lot of stuff (probaly about 80%) that I couldn't care less about! This is the last time I want to mention this, as it is time to move forward, and I have to let go of things that I cannot change. I always intended to backup my important files, I just never made the time.