Yup...It was a laptop hard drive...the freakin laptop was only 5 months old...I turned the computer off Friday no problem....tried booting on Sat....no go. So after I posted today I did just that; I took the hard drive out and put it in my slam drive connected to my desktop to try and recover the files. At first it was recognized, then poof, I\O errors and drive wasn't recognized. I tried getdataback to get the data off the drive but also got I\O errors. So not sure what to do now. I'm going to call HP to start and have them send me a replacement. I hadn't backed up the comp in about 2 weeks so I had some stuff I need on there so I'd like to get the files back.