Remember, edit replies. What about partition magic? He could reformat the partition he doesn't want and not the whole hard drive. Of course there's the option of getting a new larger hard drive and transferring his data to that. I'm sure you can get a larger drive. Toshiba is pretty easy to change drives on, also, I believe. It's a standard laptop size 2.5" (I think that's the size). Another option might be to compress some of the data (zip it). -- d >The user specifically did not want to format, > > - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm.