I have a P4 2.4GHz Laptop running XP Home (Fully updated) and Partition Magic Version 8.0 (Build 1242) 16/09/2002 and Norton Ghost. I also have a 114GB Maxtor external Firewire hard drive. XP/Computer Management/Disk Management tells me that the Firewire drive is healthy. Partition Magic tells me that the single partition on the Firewire Drive is bad. Everything else seems to work OK with the Firewire Drive. I have set up IBM DOS disks for Ghost including Firewire Drivers, but it also refuses to have anything to do with the firewire Dive, Why does Partition Magic tell its bad and why does it and Ghost refuse to do anything with it? All attempts, such as format (PM), backup (Ghost) always returns an error? Many thanks in anticipation.