Here's my problem. I have a Western Digital 160gb hard drive with loads of mp3s, and picture files on it. Recently I brought it with me out of state to visit a friend and share some photos. When I arrived I connected the hard drive to my friends laptop, everything worked fine, I was able to view all of my files no problem. After a few hours, I tried to connect it again, and the hard drive would not power up. When I would try hit the power button the blue light would just flicker. It has been a few weeks since my trip, and just for giggles, this morning I tried to power it up again. This time it powered up, the light stays on, but I am unable to access the drive from my pc. It seems as if my pc wont even acknowledge that it is connected. My questions are, Is my HDD ruined? Is there any way to recover my files? Is there a way to maybe take the drive itself out of the external case, and possibly install it inside my pc? Any help is greatly appreciated. These files are very important to me, I would hate to lose them for good. Thanks in advance.