Hi, Only some info about Steve Gibson's upcoming new version 6 of SpinRite. If you want to know what SpinRite is, go to the SpinRite site: http://grc.com/spinrite.htm If you're interested in the development discussion, here is the forum-link: grc.spinrite.dev http://news.grc.com/news.exe?cmd=xover&group=grc.spinrite.dev The web-based interface is, as always at GRC, read-only; you need a news-reader to post. Here is what Steve wrote about "SpinRite 6.0 Plans and Goals": http://news.grc.com/news.exe?cmd=article&group=grc.news&item=461&utag= Some notes by me: SpinRite is not free. I would say that it is only for experienced users. You definitely have to read the manual very carefully ! You must have a good backup image. It is not my intention to start a discussion about Steve nor SpinRite, only to give some links/info for those of you who are interested.