Last night, my brothers inspiron 1720 crashed as he was doing some CAD work. He went to reboot into windows and it wouldnt work. After multiple failed repair attempts/recoveries/system restores, we decided to take the hard drive out and plug it into my computer. Now we NEED to get these files off this drive, as there is literally years of work on it. What happens when its in my computer: The computer starts up and installs the hard drive, no problems there. The hard drive is also accessible and we can go through all files/folders in windows explorer. There is no delay or lag or anything, it goes through the drive without a problem. Also, a diskcheck came back with 0 errors. Now what the problem is: We go to copy any file over, say 50mb, and it just freezes. The transfer just stops, if we touch the computer it goes into non-responding mode and the only way to get out is a hard reboot. Yet we tried a 40mb file and it copied fine. It seems to just stop copying after like 5 seconds no matter what the size of the file. All we need off this 160GB drive is 2GB worth of data, yet some files are like 200mb. PLEASE HELP! Thx in adv!