My C: drive was running a bit low on space, but i had forgotten, so i extracted a reasonably large zip file to my desktop... i turn away for a second, and i hear a beep... OC restarted itself mid way through extraction... I try everything i can possibly do to get the thing abck into windows, but it wont have any of it... it was gone. i thought 'Ok, annoying but not a big deal' i try to install windows over the top, but it wont let me cos there is not enough space. again, not a big deal. I put in a empty HDD and install windows on that, and then put the main HDD in as a slave. in wondows, try to access the old C: drive and it wont allow it...cant access it. the file system has gone! its completely [censored]. Im hoping the drive itself is ok. its a 120gb drive...the C: partition was 25gb and the rest was my backup. THe backup side of it is fine...no problems at all. So, i've lost all my emails, all my documents from the last 6 months, saved games that i had got very far in (im WELL P*SSED AT THAT!!!!! 78/111 level of NFS Underground! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif) and god knows what else was on there. Luckily, the majority of the important stuff is on my backup (which ive also backed up now!) and im using recovery software to see if i can get ANYTHING back, but its not looking promising. As i said.. F*CKING WINDOWS! A very annoyed Rich!