I am hoping someone can give me advice on how to handle this situation. We have two Iphones--wife has an Iphone4 and a I a 3GS. We have seperate contact lists and photos on the phone. We also have an older ipod nano. Our Itunes Library is on an external hard drive. Our windows XP computer crashed and the C: drive is wiped out. I am trying some data recovery, but I think some well intentioned relative made it worse trying to fix it. I dont know if itunes would have stored the backups on the E: drive or not. (a sickening feeling in my gut tells me it would not have) I will need to reinstall Windows XP entirely on a new HDD. I do not know what to do with Itunes and the two Iphones. After I reinstall Itunes on the computer, what do I do? I am worried about Contacts and photos that were taken on the phones. I know to tell Itunes not to automatically synch..but beyond that I dont know what procedures to follow. I know a mistake can result in empty iphone...also--I did all purchases in Itunes on the computer, not on the phones. Any help is greatly appreciated.