I didn't even think this was possible! Here is my setup hard-drive 1: partition 1 - Windows 7 partition 2 - data partition 3 - free space hard-drive 2: partition 1 - swap partition 2 - linux I had some free time last night and was in Windows 7 trying to clean stuff up. The partition 2 - data has a lot of Photos from my wifes photography business and I thought it would be a good idea to move them to partition 3 - free space. So I decided to format partition 3 - free space and noticed it was a lot larger than I remembered. It used to be my original Mint testing environment. Little did I know.... I just formatted hard-drive 2 partition 2 - Linux!!! In the past Windows would not even see an ext partition! Why the heck did Windows 7 see it? I'm talking Samsung SSD 120 Gig all formatted for Linux. Totally sucks, but not the end of the world! So I am spending my morning re-installing Mint 14 and re-setting all of my settings and installing Wine, PlayOnLinux, Chromium, 7zip, etc. The only thing I lost was my Fable guide and Serious Sam BFE 3 Gig game. Trial-by-Fire I guess! Geesh, now I know not to trust Windows and make sure to check Disk Management first.