I first want to say thanks to everyone who helped provide input into this fix. Without it I think a lot of us would be sunk.
I am having a problem that I haven't seen anyone else have. I followed the steps, and got all the way to the end message. I plugged the drive into a USB cable and it was recognized (Yay!) and I started pulling files off of it. About half way through my computer stopped recognizing the drive, and I could no longer access it. I have tried repeatedly (unsuccessfully) to try to get into it again, but nothing seems to work. Is this a different issue that popped up, or could it be something to do with the firmware issue.
Thanks in advance for your help.
P.S. I should also mention that there are two partitions on the drive, one of them I can get into (with nothing of importance) and the main one I cannot. I get a mix between:
E:\ is not accessible. The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable
E:\ Parameter could not be found.
Edited by boywondered - 11/2/12 at 1:23pm