hi, i had a major issue last night with my machine (home brew) and had to reformat and reinstall w7. I have two sata drives, plus had one ext plugged in. after the install, i can see the second hd (i disconnected the ext after this problem i about to discuss started), but i can't access the data...ie, i can plainly see there is data on the disc in the explorer, but once i try to explore the disc itself, it shows up as empty. i went to the disc management in admin tools, and it shows up there and says all is well. any suggestions? all my work stuff is saved on that second disc. :O thanks ps, i have already gone through to sp1 in the updates.