Apologies if this question has been asked before but I've searched this and numerous other forums and haven't found the answer yet so here goes... Since my old Winows laptop just died I figured it was time to make the switch and bought myself a macbook... However, I still have my external HD which holds all my music, photos and videos (200 GB, formatted ntfs and partitioned 3 ways). After playing around for a few days I'd already figured out that my new OSX can read from but can't write to the ntfs volumes. The plan was to transfer each partition at a time to the internal HD and reformat the partitions in turn, jiggling the files around until the job was done - at least that was the plan... After transfering the contents of the music partition to my macbook I set about using the disk ultility to reformat just that partition and this is where things took a turn for the worst. Instead of just the one partition being affected, all 3 are screwed up, under the disk utility the pysical drive itself is recognised but no partitions are present (the drive can't be mounted!!). This is where I need your help, I'm pretty sure I can reformat the whole thing to reclaim the drive but I'd rather save my data first. If anyone knows of a solution or could point me in the direction of some software that could do the job you'd make me a happy man... Thanks in advance..