I just had to purchase a new laptop as my old one was fried. Luckily, I had my external Iomega HD. Problem is, it won't work with Windows 8 as there are no drivers in 8 for the drive. I have looked and found that Iomega was acquired by Lenovo who just happened to be the manufacturers of my new laptop. No help there unfortunately. Have to try some sommersaults and see what happens.