Well I had an expert look at this and he has deemed the drive damaged beyond repair.ALL my files could be recovered , but at a HUGE cost..Thats what he said anyway.Oh well after backing everything up on this drive I now face losing the lot!
It might be worth asking more than one expert. With so many things in relation to PCs, it's all about opinion, rather than hard fact. And, as the proverb says: "If the only solution you have is a hammer, it's funny how every problem looks like a nail."
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