Same physical drive, C has Windows 98SE & all the apps D has all the data C is somehow corrupted - the registry basically, so Win won't start It happened when I ran the paid version of Registry Mechanic. The MS Tech said I could safely hook that physical drive to my new system, as a slave, and of course without booting from it get the data off of the D partition. Now PC Tools (Registry Mechanic) has asked me to go into the corrupted C partition and retrieve or copy some files for them so they can try to figure out what happened to my registry. (re previous post "Worm in RM) Any watchouts for either operation? Thanks!