hi, i'm hoping that someone here may be able too help me. i,m having a problem accessing my folders/files on all of my hard drives (c::, d: & e. first here's what i've got: 1 x Corsair Obsidian Series 800D Case 1 x ASUS P6T7 MoBo 1 x Intel Core i7-920 12GB x SDRAM Triple Channel Ram 1 x Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB 10000 RPM 2 x Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB Hard Drives running windows 7 ultimate. all hard drives are in the hot swap bays. second here's what happened before "the crash": last week i bought my second wd 1gb hard drive and i slid it into an open "hotswap" bay.. then i restarted my computer, and although the hard drive was recognized in my bios, it was not recognized in windows. so i went into disk mngmnt and it showed as unallocated space. so i allocated it, rebooted, and all was good. i renamed the new hard drive (E"Storage_2". i then renamed my D: drive "storage_1". the D: drive (storage_1) was already passed 75% full. (sorry if that's confusing) later that day while surfing the internet, my browser just quit on me (i use google chrome). i restarted it and recovered the pages that i was on, and a little while later, it happened again. then i got a couple of errors that said that a couple of programs had encountered an error and shut-down. i scratched my head and thought "that's weird", and that's when it happened... all of the sudden i got a hard drive warning (i can't remember what it said), and then another one, and another, all on top of each other. and before i could do anything, an uncountable amount of small error windows cascaded across my monitor. until i got another error saying that my ram was full or something like that. so i rebooted. the first thing i noticed was that my desk top was completely black and the only icons there was "my computer", and "recycle bin". so i opened up "my computer", saw that all of the drives were present, but when i opened the C: drive it was empty... the same with D: and E: now, i know that the files are there.(because windows booted up just fine) but windows just isn't showing them. all of my short-cuts in the task bar are gone, the same goes with the windows start menu and the all programs button... empty! no internet explorer, google chrome, nothing. *note* the amount of space on each hard drive, total size and free space, are reporting correctly. after awhile trying to figure what to do, an "adobe" update popped-up, so i clicked on that and was able to get google chrome up and running. so i was able to put a short-cut on the desktop to access the internet. so here i am now trying to figure out what to do about this.. anybody? tia, pr2112.