Hi, just the basics. I run OSX 10.5.6 on a Macbook Pro. All software is up-to-date and I haven't installed anything recently. OK. Basically my hard drive (internal) has vanished from the desktop. I've done the usual in checking the finder preferences, doing a disk utility check on the permissions files etc etc and still it's not come back. Any other recommendations apart from a complete re-install. At the moment it's so busy with work that it's not really convenient and although it's a pain that it's vanished I can live without it if necessary. Any gurus out there with any ideas? I'm not a novice and have had macs for about 10 years so know my way around but this one has got me stumped. Cheers in advance.