I'm working on a friend's laptop that won't start Windows (trying my best to get her to buy a MBP in January). I pulled the hard drive and put it in an enclosure to try to back up any information that may be on there. I currently only have a Mac, so I'm not sure if that's the issue. When I plug in the HDD, I can only access one partition, but there are 2 others on the drive. The one I can see looks to be a restore partition or something, but I can't get into the normal drive. This partition is formatted as NTFS, the other as MS-DOS (FAT16) and the small one as 0x27 (whatever that is). I'm not sure if this is in the right forum, but being that I'm using a Mac, I thought I'd ask here. I can install Windows XP on my Mac if that would help, but I'd have to reinstall Snow Leopard since Bootcamp won't partition the space. I think I am going to need to so that I can do a drive fitness test. And I just found out I can download Parallels Desktop as a 14 day trial, so I may just do that.