Ok, I decided to do a reinstall of windows today. Everything was going fine until i restart my computer for the 2nd time after having just finished installing windows 2k. Now i had a 200gb drive sitting on the primary IDE channel set to slave (this had been no problem in the past) but part way thru booting up, windows said one of the disks need to be checked, so i let it run thru. It have a lot of listing for file links and orphaned files or something along those lines. Just pages and pages of text scrolling up. From what i could see as if flew past it had files names JPG's, AVI's, MAX's, EXE"s etc... Well i thought that was pretty odd, so i disabled that drive and continued the windows installed, updates, more drives..you know the usual. And now that everything is up and running normally, i re-enabled the drive, and now i find that some of the movies and episodes dont work, some exes wont run and a few images dont open. Still most files seem ok, but a fair bit seem messed up. Even some of the movies when played, play part of other movies. So it looks like the FAT tables or NTFS equivilent have been messed up when the 200gb drive was run when windows wasnt updaed enough to know how to properly handly 200gb (needs to be atleast sp3 or something). Is this a possible explaination?? and is there anyway (or any program) to get my files back in the working order they were in before? Thanks heaps.