Many thanks to everyone that was so helpful in solving my problem. An angel in disguise suggested some software that did the trick!!!!!!!!! It took over 5 hours to scan the drive and 30 seconds to purchase the license to recover/repair the drive. A very small price to pay for the rescue considering I spent more on the purchase of the DVD's. The software that did the trick is GET DATA BACK for NTSF. So far I have burned 27 DVD's and am just a little more than half through
I had been Googling trying to repair the drive since September and brought it to all the local computer stores and no one wanted to touch it. Two days on this forum and the problem is solved!
Again thank you all for your time and sharing your knowledge with me.