I just spent the last 5 hours picking files off a partition on my external harddrive so that I could format it. I moved them from the one partition to another (on the same drive,) and both of them were ms-dos formatted. I launched disk utilities and chose to erase the one partition and format it as Mac OS Journaled. A never-ending progress bar popped up at the bottom and read something along the lines of newfs_hfs:<some location I assume>No such file or directory. It never changed or left, and their was no activity on my harddrive so I eventually quit the program (I waited about an hour.) Now both partitions are gone , and I would really like to get the one back. I realize that you shouldn't quit a program while it is working on your disk, but it wasn't responding or doing anything. Any suggestions would be much appreciated!