IBM Deskstars, Do they ever work right?? one HD (40g) with 2 partitions, (i) 82% 32g NTFS & (ii) 18% 8g Fat32 The NTFS partition has stopped working but Fat 32 works fine. If I boot up an NTFS OS system (w2k or XP) when the drive is attached, the OS fails to boot. It gets about half way then the HD gives a er, er, er sounding noice. If I boot up W98 then it works fine but no access to ntfs of course. I can fdisk and delete the NTFS partition (I had this problem before and and set the partition up again) but this is a final solution as at least 20g of info I have no back up for. Any ideas to how I can recover the Data?? Help me!!!!!