Thanks for the help guys, I tried Parted Magic but it wouldn't let me access the partition the pictures were on, and I tried photorec but that didn't work either. I did try photorec on her SD card from her camera and was able to recover pretty much everything I didn't have backed up so it worked out fine. I got her a new Scorpio Black with the drop sensor and it's much faster plus I got rid of Lenovo's crapware by installing a fresh copy of Windows 7. I'm pretty sure the HDD is screwed because I deleted partitions, reformatted, and tried to reinstall Windows but got a whole bunch of errors. I even tried a low level format with KillDisk and I get read errors about 10% of the way through. I'll keep screwing with it but it's probably toast. By the way if you guys don't know about it check out Hiren's boot cd. It has tons of useful utilities and can run XP from your ram like Linux. Nice if you're not familiar with Linux like me.