image Several weeks ago, I built a Media-Center using a spare laptop I had. The point of this move was to be able to watch holidays pictures and movies on the Plasma TV of the living room along with music, so that the TV can also serve as an Hi-Fi system. This system also replaced the bulky (desktop) home server that was in the food storage room. Obviously, a laptop’s internal hard drive is way too small for such activities and I plugged an Iomega 1TB external (2x500GB) dual-disk USB hard drive that was previously used on the desktop. Unfortunately, that external drive was doing so much noise that it couldn’t be left switched on all the time: what was acceptable in the food-storage room wasn’t in the living room, so I switched it off and decided we would switch it on only when needed. All was well until last week-end, when I decided to switch it on and the disk wasn’t recognized by Windows…