Hi All, My WD 250 external USB HD just stopped working yesterday and I have tried a few tricks to see if I could get into it but without any success. Its in device manager in under disk drives and also USB controllers. Uner properties both seem to be working fine. One thing which is worrying me is under disk management-Disk drives-WD- Properties- Volumes, is when I click on populate I get the following (unreadable) In My Computer, if I right click on the c drive and under the hardware tab I can see WD which is the HDD. If I go into disk management the external drive does not show anywhere in there. Also I have pulled it out og the case and connected as an external HDD with the SATA cables but when it boots up it is not detected and keeps on crashing. Any ideas? or should I just take it to an expert and get them to get the data from it and bin the HDD?