My computer suddenly crashed after i had been experiencing a slight degradation in performance for a few days. I thought nothing of it because my PC is overclocked 5% and form time to time doesn't run as smoothly and it wasn't accompanied by strange noises. When my computer rebooted it could not see my drive, only my second drive. A few hours later i booted my system up and it could see my main drive, but would not boot. I could hear the drive searching but it would just time out. I took the drive to a local computer shop and the guy hooked it up to his pc. He could see the drive but when he tried to see what was in it it just locked his machine up. The drive is an IBM Deskstar 40GB. It may be pressing close to 5 years of use, it was around 85% full. Also, before it crashed, when i noticed some minor slowdown i ran scandisk and defrag and all that crap and it did not detect a problem. I got a chance to run scandisk in DOS on the drive after it crashed and it just hung for around 30 minutes then finally said "this drive has one or more unrecoverable problems."I've waited a day and tried to access the drive again. Now it won't pick up the drive. I don't know what to do. Please help me.