I'm hoping that someone out there will be able to answer this distress call I'm sending out. Here's the situation: There was a power failure while I was out of town and when I got back today, my Series2 SA wouldn't progress past the "Welcome. Powering up..." screen. After reading posts I realized that my Maxtor 160GB hard drive was the culprit. I tested the drive with PowerMax and it found some read errors on certain sectors. I didn't want to let PowerMax fix it because I wanted to make sure I recovered the 150 hours worth of programs that are still on the disk first. Now, the only free disk I have around the house is a WD 250GB. I want to replace the old disk with this one but I want to transfer all my recordings as well. I have the MFSTools 2.0 CD and the LBA48 stuff from PTVupgrade. I've tried to do a backup of the 160GB disk but it fails with a read error and I can't get the FDISK utility to read the disk either. Do I need to do the backup or can I do a straight disk to disk copy? Is it a lost cause or can I somehow rescue my recordings onto the 250GB disk? Thanks!!