Its been a couple of weeks since my hard disk crashed. Looks like the spindle isnt running. Does it mean that I just have to replace the hard disk? Is there anyway of recovering the data (has data for the last 3 years 😦 ). Its a Maxtor.com – DiamondMax D540X-4K and came with my compaq! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. The local stores dont seem capable of recovering it 😦 This SUX big time!