So I'm open to suggestions as to what to do. I tried a dual-boot but it didn't work (for reasons I have gone into in another thread, 2K isn't working right now on my system) but then it occurred to me that that wouldn't solve the problem as when booted with Vista I couldn't access the 2000 formatted drive and vice versa, yeah? Is there any way around this? Any way I can access the 2000 drive through Vista, through some available software or somegthing? Or is there some way I can change the format within 2000 to one that Vista will recognise?