Previous posters are both right. The mere fact the BIOS can detect there's something alive! Igor! out there offers little hope. You could try asking Seagate Tech Support if the exact results of the Seatools diagnostics tell them anything about what is broken and how to fix, but I doubt there is very much that can be done. So if you REALLY need the data, r_manic is right about a pro recovery service - and prepare yourself for price shock!