I'm the proud owner of an XS32 which I've loved like a member of the family since I bought it a little over 6 months ago. This morning, its hard disc failed to start up properly, the contents thumbnails were all blank. Then it froze, it wouldn't respond to the remote, the buttons on the unit, or the off switch. At this point I did a possibly very foolish thing - I unplugged the unit and plugged it back in again. Now the hard drive won't load at all. Disc management tells me that the disc is empty, attempts to record to it tell me that the recording can't take place because there's insufficient room. I decided to bite the bullet and delete all of the unwatched TV on the disc, then the real seriousness of the situation struck me, it won't even let me format the disc. The format screen pops up, but before formatting even starts I get a message saying "This DVD(sic) cannot be formatted". Now it's possible that the HDD had become fragmented, it was at between 90-100% capacity for a couple of months, but over the past couple of weeks I've been gradually emptying it and as it stood today it was about 55% full. Can anyone help? Is there a boot disc or some sort of scandisc utility I could use to authenticate the HDD? Is there an engineers menu I could access to force it to format? Or am I stuck with an expensive noisey dvd recorder? Any ideas would be hugely appreiated I'm tearing what's left of my hair out here.