I didn't know where else to post this so here it goes. Okay here's what I did. I was planning on using my Sony Vaio recovery to start fresh with my laptop. I was in windows and chose the neccessary settings after that the computer restarted and I remembered I had some very precious pictures still on there. Before the agent could get to 1% i stopped the computer and wouldn't let it begin its process. What can I do to recover these files. Everytime I boot the computer it wants to continue with the recovery process. The hard disk only shows up as a 5 gig partition so is there a chance the pictures might be available?? thanks for your help.