When I have the drive plugged in, Windows gets to the to the 'Starting Windows' page, hangs, and then restarts after about five minutes. Unplug it, and everything works normally. This drive has all of my movies, pictures, and of course: my entire life. Does anyone have any bright ideas on how I can extract the data from the drive? I can boot my Windows 7 disk with the drive in, so I was thinking maybe an Ubuntu Live disk would work for moving the files over to a healthy drive...? Any other ideas are appreciated, the data on the drive is vital. I'm using three 500GB Seagate Barracudas (one of which is the failing-drive) one 750GB HD and one TB HD. Also, does anyone know the URL to the website which downloads multiple installers for you after a reformat?