Well, I'm temporarily using my laptop from work as my Dell's hardrive has decided to go "blah." I know I'm letting myself in for a few "use a Mac" comments, etc but I wanted to know if anyone else has encountered this and what they tried. I'm going to try and restore the drive. I've no real worries as I always have a portable hard drive back-up and figure this might end in getting a new machine. I'm just not sure that even if I get it running again, the 5 year old HDD won't just flake out again.