So my little digital space has become a ridden with problems lately, and I'm in a frenzied panic. It started when I, while searching for the power plug for one of my Lacie hard drives, accidentally unplugged the other hard drive's (which happened to contain all my archives, backups, movies, and games) power. I plugged it back it, not too concerned, and kept going. A little while later, I noticed that it hadn't mounted. I unplugged the firewire cable and plugged it back it, and the computer gave me a message saying it couldn't read the disk and gave me to option to eject, ignore, or initialize. I went to disk utility, which told me the Volume Header needed repair. I tried to repair it, and it changed it's story to "Invalid Volume Header. Volume Check failed." and left it at that. I tried Disk Utility, which said the disk was too far gone for it to do anything, and also that another disk repair program may have damaged the directory. Thanks, Disk Utility. It's a rather important hard drive. Any ideas on what to do with it? Also, during the "little while" that I didn't realize the hard drive had mounted, I was trying to work with footage from my other drive and was annoyed to see that it was going terribly slowly. I ventured into Activity Monitor, and found Spotlight's little mds thingamajig taking 70% of my processor, evidently going at the second hard drive that I was working off of. Annoyed, I tried to find a way to turn it off, and found some instructions for disabling through the terminal. However, this seemed to have no effect. Exasperated and really wanting to get working on the footage, I tried the kill process command in Activity Monitor. All seemed to be working. However, I have three problems now. Spotlight works half the time, and when it does it spends quite a wheel in a colourful-spinning-pinwheel state. And whenever I use the column mode to find a file, in finder or any other program, I click on the file and it crashes the program as soon as the column for the information on the file (ie. a bigger icon, file size, date modified, etc.) appears (the column appears, but it is completely blank). And going to get info on any file also crashes Finder. Any suggestions on how to get this computer back up and running? Thank you in advance for any thoughts provided.