Can you test it in another pc? If nothing important is on it, maybe a reformat.
it has all my family pics on it it means the world to me?
If its already been used it should already be initialized but check in disk management by right clicking that drive I believe and initializing it. If its picking it up in disk management you you should be able to access it
will try to assign another drive letter again..?
thankyou for the legendary pics and help mc_creeper
Your welcome, so I'm guessing its working, also please, in case, buy a 500Gb external to back up just in case