it figures, I buy a larger drive (500GB)to back up my previous one (250GB) that was full, and when I plug in my old one, it starts ticking. autoplay pops up, and it stays stuck on what is the first folder. in this case, anime. if you go into explore, you can see all of the subfolders, but that is it. my girlfriends brother and father are both computer guys by profession, and I guess her brother was able to recover about 13 gigs of it. now most of this was videogames and anime that I had downloaded, plus my entire music collection, so I can probably get most of that on the net again, but the pictures of vacations and such are what I'm most worried about. does anyone know what it might cost to take that drive someplace and have a professional recover it? I'm sure in this day and age, it's possible to get it all back, right?