Hello, I have a Toshiba Satellite Laptop (M45 S2692) I was trying to install a new partition using Partition Magic, apparently it didn't go too well. Upon rebooting it never installed my software and I got the message "Operating System Not Found" I couldn't boot, so I switched back to my primary OS (Windows XP Home) I got a few errors when doing so, "xmnt 2002 program not found" and "autochk program not found" I did a little research and found that Some parts of my partition were hidden so I needed to go in and make them visible. Well, lets just say that didn't go over too well. Now it wont boot at all. I get a black screen with a bunch of things on it. So, I gave up and went onto my desktop to see how I can retrieve my data so I can just clear my hard drive and do a fresh install on it and put my files back on. I bought a Manhattan SATA 150 to IDE Converter. I hooked everything up, the problem I am having now is that my computer recognizes the drive, but it is not visible or accessible. I trie4d changing the BIOS, changing it from Master to Slave. still no luck. If I change the pins to slave, I cant find the hard drive in Admin options. When it is there, I figured I would try to change the letter of the drive so it might pop up in my "My Computer". No luck. When I right click it, all I get is the option to delete the partition. I'm lost now, I have no clue what else to do, and I can't afford $150 to get it done at a shop. Any ideas of what the problems may be or if I am missing something? The SATA drive is an 5400 RPM 80 GIG Hitachi Model HTS541080G9SA00 The desktop is a Dell Intel R Pentium 4 CPU 2.66 GHz 760 MB RAM running Service Pack 2 on Windows XP Home as well. All I want to do is be able to take the files from the laptop SATA drive and put them onto the Dell IDE drive until I can reformat my laptop. Then put it all back. Impossible? I am beginning to think so. Thanks in advance. Sorry for the novel, I am just trying to post as much info as possible to save random questions later.