Thank you. I use phpmyadmin and I\'m a bit of a newbie. I couldn\'t find a data directory or hostname.err but I found the ibf_topics table in phpmyadmin and ran the check on it and got 2 warnings and 2 errors:
warning - Table is marked as crashed
warning - Not used space is supposed to be: 20 but is: 0
error - record delete-link-chain corrupted
error - Corrupt
I can\'t get properties on the table at all - I get the error:
Can\'t open file: \'ibf_topics.MYI\'. (errno: 145)
And on the database list of tables it\'s got \"in use\" where it should have Records, Type and Size info. Insert, Properties and Drop are clickable but the first two bring up the error above and I\'ve not tried the last one.
Woohoo! I just asked it to repair the table and it did! That is the first thing to go right in 2 months! I\'ve left the info I\'d already written in case someone else had the same problem. Thanks for your help!