My parents home comp. crashed, you turn it on, it goes through the Dell and Win XP screens, then there is just a black screen with a cursur, but you cant type anything. I've exhausted my resources trying to fix it, so now I just want to get some files off it then reformat. I took the HD out and put it into my computer, I have it set to CS on the HD. It is recognized in the BIOS and shows up in My Computer, but when I click on it in My Computer I get a message that says "The disk in drive D is not formatted, would you like to format it now?" Is there anything I can do to get the files I need off this HD or am I screwed? And as you can probably tell, I am novice when it comes to fixing comptuers, I can use them like a champ, but when they break I have no clue what I am doing. Thanks for any help you can give!