Hi. Disaster recovery plans will be a focus from here on. I have not backed-up client files that took me a few weeks to develop. They are saved on my "windows 7" partition on the desktop C:\document and settings\notehat\desktop. Something like that. Today Windows boots in cycles; just before it adds the username to the login screen, it blinks black. Over and over it does this faster and faster. I cannot get past it, nor does Safe Mode or any other boot option in Windows work. I tried booting from the Vista disk and Windows 7 upgrade disk without success. I only started getting panicky when in the Mac side, I cannot access the nosehat partition. I want very much to copy the files that have been saved here. When I find the drive in Finder -> Network -> nosehat -> Open it says 'Connection Failed'. To recap: I cannot boot into Windows due to the black blink no login. I cannot access the drive in Mac via Finder. Anything left to try before I lose two weeks of work from an unknown error? Hardware failure? Disk sector corruption? My whole lens on the stability of computers is changing.