Well, this is a very unfortunate way to start off the new year... I have an August 2008 Macbook, 2.4ghz processor, 2 gb memory, 250 gig HD (113.5gigs used), running OS 10.5.6. This is my first Mac (and first post here), so I still have a lot to learn. This morning I accidentally knocked over my 2-day-old Western Digital 750 gig MyBook External HD. It was about 2/3 of the way through its first Time Machine backup and plugged in at the time. It had been working well up to that point, albeit a little slow. When I went to plug the HD back in, I received an error. "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer" with the options "Initialize" "Ignore" and "Eject" (see attached) I've ejected, restarted, unplugged, etc multiple times, but my laptop still won't recognize the drive to continue backup or access any of the files. Also, in the Disk Manager, the HD is showing up as having a capacity of 2 TB (far from the actual size of 698.5gig or so once it was formatted initially). Thankfully, I don't need the files that are on it (I can always run another Time Machine backup) but if I cant afford to buy another hard drive. My plan was to use this drive to back up everything so that I could install Windows through Bootcamp today, but I've gone and messed that last bit up. Since its a Holiday I cant reach Western Digital, and I'm a good drive from the closest Apple store, you guys are my only hope! I'm pretty ashamed that I've messed up this badly... Is there anything I can do to save my external HD?