I have a Windows ME operating system, and bought a Maxtor 3100 80GB external hard drive for it. It has all my mp3s, and after working fine for some time, I am now having problems:
1. When I turn on the hard drive, it makes a whirring and clicking sound
2. The computer will not acknowledge/recognize the external hard drive.
What are my options if I do not want to pay for data retrieval. Is there anything I can do myself to fix the problem?