I have a hard drive that I was trying to run in a computer that keeps on locking up, so I'd have to keep on restarting it. I was hoping to access the hard drive, and finally did after a few reboots. The installation of Windows would blue screen at that point halfway through loading. I popped in the Windows XP Pro disc and went to the recovery console. I read in some forum to do something along these lines, though I'm sure I didn't do it right: I typed in chkdsk /r, said there were errors that could not be fixed, chkdsk /p, similar results, and then tried fixboot. Now the drive is taking forever to be recognized (I have tried it on multiple computers, though maybe I wasn't doing something right), and it seems to be locking up the recovery console when it tries to reload it. Are there any options I have with this drive? Is it just toast? There is very important information on it, but I would like to not have to take it to a professional. I have data recovery software, all I need is a solution so that while I have Windows running I can access the drive. Is trying to load it as an external hard drive an option?