Hi all, I've got my brother-in-law computer on my workbench and Its failing to load window XP Pro - NTFS partitioned. It trys but hangs on the very first windows screen. Eventually I get the evil blue screen of death saying "unmountable_Boot_Volume". I'm figureing a dead hard drive. Of course they have failed to back it up and am begging that I try and save some of the files on the computer - especially the My Documents folder. I've tried booting in with all the safe-mode options for it never makes it to a windows screen - just the above Blue Screen. I've tried booting up to win 98 boot disc but it would see the C:\ drive. I wanted to try and redo the boot sector. I then thought maybe I could try a new window install in a differently named install folder (this usually has worked in the past) but windows said the partition was damaged and I need to reformat - which of course will kill all their old files. Does anyone have any other tricks I can try???? Thanks in advance Doug G.