Hi there. I've run in to the same problem brought up in the techspot post "topic34363" (sorry i can't link directly, i'm too new of a member for them to allow links in posts, i suppose) however the solutions are no longer available. that is, i have an external 1.5T seagate harddrive that i've been using with a nexstar port to store and transfer important data for about 6 months. i had it partitioned into 3 drives. a short while ago i was trying to backup data from a laptop and half way through copying it, the computer said it could no longer find that drive. i turned the external off, on again, and it was fine for a few minutes, then the same thing. since then any time i turn it on it says "The disk in drive F is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?" any time i plug it in to my current computer. i tried a couple of the programs listed as solutions in the previous thread. Partition Table Doctor no longer exists, and Partition Magic seems to be incompatible with windows 7 (which i'm running). Partition Recovery (same people as Partition Table Doctor) didn't even see the drive at all. does anyone know other programs that might work to get this ****ing drive running long enough for me to pull my data off? i bought seagate because i'd been told they were solid and dependable, as far as such things go. but i and my boyfriend have had 3 seagate drives die independently in the last year, and not through abuse or neglect. my faith is also dying. halp?