I was out of town over the weekend, and when I got home on Sunday morning, my computer would not boot. I tried everything, including running the Recovery Console. That gave me a BSOD telling me I had an UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME. I booted from the Windows disk and tried to run a chkdsk /r /f but it got to 50% and froze. At this point I made a terrible mistake. I thought that I was repairing my windows, but instead I reinstalled windows. Now, I have a working computer...but all of my data is GONE! (A years worth of pictures, music, and text files...blogs, poetry, personal writings etc..) I'm sure that comes as no surprise to an expert in such matters, but to me...it was quite a shock and something worth having a royal tantrum over. So here's the question. I see that MG has a lot of programs for recovering lost data. I've never used a program like that before, and I'm wondering 1- IF it will work in my case and 2- if it will work, WHICH one is best? I realize this is a hardware and software issue, so I flipped a coin and landed on hardware. Thanks in advance for your help.