okay. I needed to do a fresh format/reinstall of XP. So I went through the process of backing up all my important files and such on my secondary hard drives. XP install goes great. No problems. Or so I thought. I go to "My Computer", and only my C: drive and one of my secondary Hard Drives are showing. No problem I think. I check Device Manager. All my drives are showing properly. I go to Control Panel/Admin Tools/Computer Management/Storage/Disk Management. Here's where we find the problem. Disk 0 (My C: ) is fine. Basic Disk. Disk 1 is fine also. Basic Disk. These show up in "My Computer". But Disk 2, which, as luck would have it, has all the really important stuff I need. Disk Management is telling me it's "Foreign", and a "Dynamic" Disk. I don't know how the hell I can do this, which is why I'm looking for help. I can convert it to Basic to have it working properly, but doing so will format and delete all those important files I need. Is there any way to either A) somehow transfer the files from that drive to either of my other drives, or B) get it working properly without losing all my data? Using XP Home, SP2. All drives are NTFS. Any help is GREATLY appreciated.