OK, it's so NOT MY DAY. The "precious angles" have had me make TWO computer mistakes this morning. The first was not critical - but they got in trouble nonetheless. The next one - I pulled the wrong usb cable - not my card reader - but my NEWLY FILLED Backup Hard Drive - that I just copied crap TOO, and hadnt' burned all my backup disks from yet. I put some other stuff on there too from the 2 other externals - 1 is my Mom's and I need to get it back to her. So i moved and deleted. I'm just SICK. It won't mount - I ran Disk Utility against it and all it wants to do is format it. Is there anything I can do to fix it??? I wasn't writing to it when it happened, in fact it was just sitting there idle since i started the computer up this morning. I zoned and forgot to turn it off last night, now i'm paying. I have access to a variety of Windows Machines too if that helps.... Off to cry and do a sucky job at searching for a solution. Pass the Chocolate - Mommy has PMS is a bad way today kids.