I have 2 hdd's in this machine, one 20gb (C:\ and D:\ with XP on) and one 40gb (F:\ and G:\ with my files). Up until this morning, both drives were functioning perfectly, F:\ was recognised and I was using some apps off it, then as I went to save a download to it, F:\ had completely dissapeared from my computer, thinking this was odd, i rebooted, and XP tried to scandisk, but failed because the drive - while recognised - isn't a valid XP disk (wtf?) once logged in to windows, F and G were still missing. The obvious answer is that the disk is utterly f---ked, but, because there is over 3 years worth of files, documents, work, mp3, pictures.. I don't want that to be the case. So does anyone have any suggestions for recovery etc?