I have a 1tb Freeagent that got from my father back in June. Its worked absolutely fine since then but ever since last night it hasn't worked a single bit. The last thing I was doing was copying some files and then... kaputz. I have checked many forums. At first I could see it come up in My Computer, every once in a while (frequently more like it) it gave me the dreaded message, 'You must format this hard drive'. Foolishly, I didn't, as it is my only back up drive with everything I have ever had on it since last year. By the way it had been clicking on and off, but before the light could completely turn off it restarts. Because of that, I cannot or could not copy, back up, or even format the damn thing at all. I thought by going to sleep I would wake up on Christmas morning and everything would be okay. It got worse. Now I can't see it in My Computer, it doesn't show up as a random drive (Local Disk J:, for instance, instead of Freeagent Drive G: ) and it clicks on and off and does squat. When I plug it in everything that I could use for it freezes until I unplug it, even the safely remove hardware thing. It doesn't show up in Disk Management and device manager says that nothing is wrong, but when I right click on it, it freezes just like everything else. I didn't droop it or anything either. I unplugged it for something else and lo and behold, chaos ensued. PS, I have tried it on five computers, three different cables, two AC power cords, four different outlets, three different ports, and unplugging everything but the AC cord in hopes that it wasn't receiving enough power. I am not good with computer speak seeing as I'm in high school, so please take it easy on me. Any help would be appreciated. Even if its, "It's dead Jim."