Last night I lost communications between my OS and C/Drive . My sea level pics are on this drive, so I'm showing ya the suspect !
Had some pics of Galveston Bay and Clear Lake from yesterday and I'm afraid you will never see them as I deleted them off the camera card after download .
I have a good component level tec that I have become good friends with over the years , I hope he can find some of the 60 gigs on this HD and back it up.This will be the essential part of the answer, and reformatting
With out any data from the HD the next step is a bitch!
I can install and format a new HD ,but hate all the driver and up-dates plus all other programs that will be need to reinstalled to restart the Dell. Last time I spent about 6 plus hours after it failed.
I still have an office but like working with my L.A.N. via wireless in our living room.