hey yall, i'm a noob to the forum.....hopefully not another kinda noob....! ok, i have the old "CRC hd error" on a fairly new Seagate 250 gig IDE HD. I installed it back in July as a new, outa the box drive. It is and was only to be used as a storage drive---that's it. there is NO OS on it. I moved about 100gig of files off a seperate Sata Linux drive to the Seagate Ide drive. i went to re-load my files and BAM, the crc data error. i ran chkdsk from C: drive. it just diappeared....i don't think it ran. in Partition Magic 8, i ran check properties and another #45 crc error. i had no warning whatsoever. the HD was solid from the gitgo. i must admit, i had to reload my C: drive with XP after trying to load Linux. Then i had to repair Windows a couple of times. Is there any chance in hell of recovering this drive? Partition Magic does not actually see it except for the little question mark errors. BTW, I noticed the Seagate tool here on this forum. unfortunately, it's only for Intel--i'm running AMD. Any suggestions?