Up until 3 days ago my laptop was working fine. Then, all of a sudden, while transferring files to external hard drive, it just froze...and that was pretty much the end of it. It got to the point where this would keep happening and I know it's not good, but I ended up just forcing the computer to shut down by pressing the power button. then the computer wouldn't even boot up. I ended up just buying a new laptop (btw, the external hard drive from my old laptop works fine). I bought a hard drive enclosure for the old hard drive from my old laptop to recover some data. the hard drive shows up as LOCAL DISK on the new computer but it freezes up when I try to access it (everything else on the new computer working fine) and can't even eject it. Whenever I try to do something with the old hard drive, it just takes a long time, or there's no response or it freezes. It even prevents my new computer from booting up or shutting down. Is it hopeless to retrieve some data from this drive? or is it a lost cause? Really appreciate any help! Thanks!