I'll spare you the detials of my past 3 days. Either way, I ended up not being able to backup anything and my CPU started screwing up(I think that's the technical term ). Anyway, I reinstalled XP and as I figured, I lost my pictures and my music. I have been reading about data recovery and found www.recovermyfiles.com Anyone used this with success? Is there a better way? I'm not concerned with my programs, just my pictures.