I would like to thank everybody that tried to help me! the drive is dead! I tried it on my laptop, and I get the same error! so I guess my drive has gone buy buy! now I have to look for all my back ups on my old smaller drives, CD's, and DVD's! ------------------ from the guy that knows nothing about everything,and everything about nothing K4NKZ Jim Ardin email: k4nkz@xxxxxxxxxxx Tallahassee, Florida, U S of A Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI to unsubscribe send a message, containing a subject line of the word unsubscribe, to tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.