Luther, Ron wrote: > Good memory! ... Yup - scandisk is there. Unfortunately it just 'reports' > FAT problems ... unless there is some "/fix_it_TOO" argument you can add > to the command that I don't know about, I don't think it provides any help > in actually repairing the FAT. This link explains a lot about Scandisk: http://users.iafrica.com/c/cq/cquirke/scandisk.htm Low level formatting is a good idea if you are starting from scratch. Massive loss of data normally causes a person to get religion on backups. -- Visit http://www.misshunt.com/ for fun and creative items including the famous Clean/Dirty dishwasher magnet, now available in velcro.