I recently got a warning at start up that says hard drive failure imminent, so I Downloaded maxtors hard drive trouble shooter, ran it, recieved an error. When I looked up the error on their web site, it said that the trouble shooting software may generate those errors randomly, and to perform a low level format on the disk to see if the problem goes away. What I want to know is what I should save before I reformat in order to keep my XP settings as they are now. I am thinking that I must be able to save certain folders, then re-install windows, and copy the saved folders over them, reboot, and it will be just like it was before....is this right? what folders should I backup? I've already backed up all my mp3's and pictures, and most of my utilities. what do you guys suggest I do?