If any of you have ever lost data then you know the feeling of emptiness and being totally powerless. Last Friday nite I posted for help with a crashed hard drive and many of you contributed to helping me with information about recovering my data.
My quest is over, I sent it to a recovery service; the drive is un-recoverable.
Moucho thanks for all your words and concern.
PS Back-up OFTEN. Stop reading this and go do it now.