Hi there! I have never had any trouble with my system (bought Nov. 2001) until last week. My primary HD is 80gb Maxtor with 8mb cache, on which i have only windows xp pro and a few games which i never play. My second HD is a 115gb IBM deskstar which is about 4 months old at most, is on as a primary slave; and at the last glance possible, held about 110gb worth of data ranging from mp3s and videos to university work and misc. documents. Both HDs are NTFS. I have always considered myself a very careful user and for what it is my system has always been notably fast, although i have never modded it or anything like that. The other day I turned my computer off in the normal manner and went to bed. To my horror the next day i turned it on to find that the D (secondary) drive was not accessible. Ever since then I have been given a message to the effect 'D:\ is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.' I have tried this HD in other XP computers to be met with the same message, and I have tried another NTFS HD in its place in my system and that works fine. I have never knowingly had a virus on my system, and have always had an up-to-date Mcafee Virusscan (inc firewall) Retail 7.0 running. I use soulseek as my only download software, which saved to the D drive, however I had not used it on the day in question. Is there any way to retrieve this 110gb of what to me is necessary data? I have tried scan disk but it stops before it starts, and the HD properties tells me that the partition is RAW. I would be extremely grateful if someone could help me out. I'm close to dispair at the moment as I've got a uni retake in a fortnight and my notes have dissappeared!! [I know it's silly not to backup, but i haven't got the cash to do so at the moment] I look forward to any responses. Cheers!