I was already going to post wailing that my Maxtor HDD failed, but upon reboot it functioned normally. So, I had gone to upload a couple of photos from my camera into the 160GB Maxtor which I use for storage, and I got this: When I tried to open any of the folders there I got: Hovering over the folders it said they were empty, 0 bytes. I never had an HDD which did this kind of stuff before, especially since I bought it like 6 weeks ago. Another thing was the Recycle bin was appearing full and I had the option to empty it. However when I opened it there was nothing inside. When I rebooted and got the HDD working normally, I checked the recycle bin and true there had been a file which I had deleted from that drive, it was visible now. -Does anyone know what is $Secure? -Could it be that this happened because yesterday to get (my legal copy of) Two Worlds game to run I was forced to go around the copy protection by choosing a different time zone for my pc?