\Yes - I have all my work files saved on the drive and planned to access them. Is it broken?
Jill,Yes, the drive is likely broken. It's just a question of how badly. I am asking you now about this , because I don't want you to be unhappy with my advice just because you are unhappy about the condition of your drive - as I have no control over that. I also can not guarantee you will recover any data. So, please let me know if you would like to proceed. Thanks.
that is seriously bad news.
if i procede, will that cost me more - potentially?
and will trying to recover it potentially lose some?
and does it matter that I am not currently using my work computer, so do not have all the related software installed?
I promise I don't blame you!
If we did recover data now, I don't have anywhere to "put" it other than my home laptop, so if I signed off and asked advice at work tomorrow, would that make more sense?
That sounds a sensible plan, and gives me a glimmer of hope too, so I might not be awake all night. Thanks. Jill