... okay, I have a windows XP installation cd that I wanted to copy over to my thumbdrive for easier installation on my home PC's... I was using disk utility and made an image of my XP install CD... I accidently began to recover(copy to the drive) the image file of the XP cd to the WRONG DRIVE in the disk utility list!!. i meant to recover it to my Thumbdrive's partition but clicked on the partition of my 100gb external hard drive which has over 75,000 photos!!! ... I seen the activity light come on on my external and instantly thought "OH NO!" ... I canceled immediately. the system will no longer mount my external drive... but i know that it couldn't have over-wrote that much of my hard drive's data in just a few seconds; mostly everything SHOULD still be there... the system just cannot see it and won't mount the parition. The image that I was restoring to the drive is probably only 200mb versus the size of the whole hard drive at 100gb Right now I am using Data Rescue II to do a thorough scan to recover any files if possible.. it's just going to take quite a while.. any suggestions. I'm trying not to be too shaky and trying not to freak out.. this is thousands upon thousands of photos throughout all of my highschool and 2 years of junior high memories along with my favorite and Top portraits and landscape photography.. this is a true bummer if I can't get this recovered ... two whole GIANT iphoto libraries ... yikes.