This week my hard drive started to misbehave, I was travelling and the computer would just switch off and then apps (Firefox) and other apps started to slow down.. Finally the Runcore crashed, this the second time and its about 2 months since the first time.. If I reboot it goes as far as F8 but I cannot get beyond this point with XP.. The screen is there with all the options from safe mode to loading a pervious restore.. But nonw work.. If I use the usb cable and try to look at the hardrive it records nothing present.. Any ideas how I can break in and get few import files before I reformat it..