I Have a pentium 2 350 with a 20gb seagate hard drive, 128mb of ram and a geforce2 vid card on a msi ms-6119 motherboard. I turned it on this morning and it booted ok once. then it restarted. after that i got this message from the bios about a read write error and to press ctrl+alt+del to restart. after a couple of reboots the cpu temp shot up to 45 (normally sits on about 28 - 30). i tried using the windows 2000 recovery console to access the drive and it doesnt acknowledge any installation of windows 2000. i really just want the data of the drive so i can back it up and put it elsewhere. thanx, any help will be appreciated also when i manage to get into anything resembling an o/s the hard drive cuts in and out. am i only looking at hard disk failure or total pc screwup?