I am a fan of Western Digital, but I have an internal Maxtor 500GB Sata HD which until recently worked. A week ago my buddy at the shop called me and told me that our Motherboard fried when he tried to turn it on. I immediately went to the shop to fix the problem. The Power Supply had shorted out the Motherboard, which in turn shut everything down. Got a new Power Supply plugged it in and nothing. So I decided to try and get all of the files off of the HD a different way. I took the HD home and tried to hook it up to my PC, which I have always been able to do for other people's HD's and I could not get the Maxtor to read at all. I tried just about everything in my knowledge that I could think of. Unfortunately I have no back-up of all the files. I need to know if there is any way to get those files off of the old Maxtor, which has Windows XP Professional as the OS, so I can move them over to a new HD. If anyone can help, it would be much appreciated.