i have posted here before as mom2techsupport but lost my password. so, hello everybody --and i have a question-- i hope someone can help here--i am attempting to recover some pictures of a harddrive. it's a situation i have never run into before and i am completely lost-- drive spins, can hear it. windows and linux both see a drive, but don't see anything in it. couldn't select repair disk. the most information i got was from active boot. the drive is 20gigs but was formatted into five partitions. one is 90mb, three are 1 gig each. and now the weird part--that first partition is formatted in fat12. any ideas? for the record, i don't care about the drive itself, my hope is to retrieve pictures for the family that owned it.