Hello, my "IBM Deskstar 7200RPM IDE" was giving me a lot of crap this morning. I turn on my computer, and a windows screen comes up and displays "Checking for Disk Consistancy or something like that" It was reading files of my 38GB. The thing that stumped me was Windows XP wasn't even on this hardrive. Does that screen mean the drive is going bad, or is it just a big misunderstanding. Keep in mind that I had already tried system restore and the whole deal. Thanks for your help.