I know there are lots of topics like this, but so far i have not read one that has helped me solve the problem: My hdd feel and stop working, so i ran a disc-recovery program, and only the .avi files I made with my HD cam are having this problem. everything else is okay. even other avi files. it seems like its only with huge files size (half a gig or more) what happens is after the first 3mins or so of a video (regardless of length) then it crashes or closes. I tried stuff like divx converter. I did try virtualdubmod, re saving the file without the bad sections, but it hardly plays and is missing most of the video. what are things i can try? A different recovery program? any help you can give would be great as these movies are very very important to me.