So last night, I was installing some divx codecs with winamp running in the background when the music stopped and I got a message that "F:\ is not accessable. The file or directory is corrupted or unreadable." The F drive is my second hard drive where my mp3's were and I have a bunch of video files on it too that I would like to recover. My question is do hard drives "crash" like that? It was working fine one second and then out of no where, while I was installing the codecs, it just breaks. I have ran two Hard drive utilities and the first one found errors but fixed them all. The second scan found no errors in the F drive. If it is broken, is there any program that I can use to recover at least some of the information? Here are some other information: 1. It is a IBM 30.2 gig deskstar HD. (IBM-DTLA-307030) Made in 2001 2. I have checked all cables and they are secure 3. My box is running win xp with 512mb ram and has all updates. 4. The F drive icon is still on "my computer" but when you click on it it gives you the error quoted above. I have checked the properties in the device manager and it says it is "working properly."