When I turned on my computer the other day, I saw that in the My Computer folder my so called Backup drive (F: Drive) said it was corrupt, and I could not access it. I'm just clueless as to how that could happen and whether there's any way I can myself repair/restore the drive without formatting it. I do not want to format. The drive itself was a hand me down from my father who had initially bought the same PC as me (Compaq SR1180 UK). He basically gave me spare parts as he bought a new, dedicated gamer's PC outright. The two disks I now had were both 250GB disks, one WD, one Maxtor. I'm presuming that the disk my father gave me was the one that went corrupt, as Windows still loads up. Both of these disks initially had 2 partitions, 1 which was used for to store a full PC/factory settings restore. Before I added the new disk, the disk I had had a separated partition of course. Then, when I added the new disk, I got rid of the backup partition as I was going to use the new, added disk to store the WindowsImageBackup file, as well as GBs of my documents, music, downloads etc. Never did I think that the disk which was not the boot disk, would fail. And as I used my so-called 'Backup Disk' to store all my documents, music, downloads etc without putting any first on the C: Disk, I'm really stuck. Help would be much appreciated.