Sorry if this is in the wrong spot. Several weeks ago I went to log on to my desktop and when I went to open a program it just kept showing the hour glass like it was loading. When trying to click on anything else it began to freeze up and would not do anything else. Someone mentioned running a SMART test to which I did and got an error hd251. Everyone has told me my hard drive is gone and because my husband tried to run a Windows recovery that failed and froze (it stayed up in the same spot for over 4 days) that I can basically consider everything gone on my hard drive. Normally I am very tedious and upload and backup just about everything but after the birth of my second child only 13 months after the first I have been slacking and had not uploaded much of anything since my oldest was born almost 2 years ago. Should I just assume everything is gone and to move on? I would be heart broken if that were true and have been holding out hope that there might be a slight chance. All my children's and wedding photos are on there, as well as every design, graphic and website I have ever created. What are my options? Am I looking at a lot of money if anything is savable on the computer?