It's actually an internal drive I put into an enclosure, but technically external. ~a week ago the computer stopped reading it and flashed its red LED at me aggressively. Tried putting it into the mini-tower, still fail. Got a new enclosure, still fail. The tech people from the new enclosure's manufacturer say I have to format it. I don't want to lose all my scores and documents and such! ~sigh~ Any help you can offer is appreciated! I really don't want to lose my work, and Carbonite restore is giving me flak (I'm calling tech support in the morning).