here is a the deal... I had a computer with XP on it. I had various user accounts, all password protected. The PC got old, and eventually took a crap on me. Wont even power up. No problem, I bought a new PC. I took the HD out of the old pc, and put it in the case for my external burner. So I have access to the old HD. Can get to ANY file that is not in a password protected area. Basically, I need a way to get around the security on that drive. I ahve already tried going into the bios and setting the system to boot off of the old drive so that I could take the password protection off, but that idea failed miserably. I ahve also tried net user, but not too successful with that either... dos isnt my strong suit. And I either cant find the UNIX su equivilent in dos, or I cant make net user work right.... At any rate, I need to bust into that old drive... anyone got any slick ideas?