Hi I cant explain to much as I stilll havent got a clue on wots happend. I have 3 x lacie usb external hard drives on my PC on 1 of my hard drive - DRIVE F I have all my DVD backups + games any way Just tried to click on the hard drive and it wont open !! it says ""the disk F is not formated. do you want to format it now ?"" I have right clicked on my computer and gone to manage + disk managment and it is showing . capacity 233.76 >> free 233.76 what has happend to all my data I had stored on it as you imagine I feel sick !! I no longer have the DVD`s any more to be able to backup again or the games ! what are my options here ????