My data drive started giving me problems today. It has been working fine, but today my machine froze, and I rebooted to find my second (data) SATA HD missing in My Computer. After a little tweaking, I got the drive to show up again, but it shows corrupt, and data is not accessable. This is a Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 250g HD. This is rather important, as I have ALL my audio sessions and samples on this drive. I don't have the data backed up to another drive or DVD's; I know, very foolish. I've just never had a drive give me problems before. Anyways, I have tried new SATA cables, and tried a different SATA port on the mobo. The HD's are standard IDE configuration. The system drive is in port SATA1 - Master and the data drive is in SATA3 - Slave. When I let the system disk check run during startup, it quickly flashes "Corrupt Master File Table" then goes on to the normal Windows Desktop. When I go to the drives properties, it shows the drive with 0% free or available space. From properties I cannot run error checking OR defrag. When I attempt defrag it says "Disk Defragmenter cannot run on this volume type". I don't mind so much that the drive went bad, but I DO mind the idea of losing all of my data. This is a recording computer only, and is only used for that purpose. The question I would like to ask here, is what can I do to try to access the data on the drive? I don't know much about retreiving the data, so any help would be appreciated. My other computers don't support SATA, but I DO have an external drive I could connect to the computer to transfer data to if I can access it. Thanks!