Well, seems like my external hard drive I've used to store data in, stuff from school and my current education, photos, fanfics etc. is down for the count for good. It started yesterday, when my Microsoft Word file in the hard drive refused to cooperate with me, including the rest inside the hard drive. I scanned it and everything, yet nothing wrong could be found. Seeing that I wouldn't go anywhere continuing like that, I decided to copy everything onto my computer for the time being. As luck would have it, that turned out to be a pretty damn good idea, because the old data in the hard drive got deleted without warning half an hour later. 5 years of data just barely saved, I don't want to go through that again (phew).
Now that I got the data outside the hard drive, everything works fine now, so it was the hard drive in the end that caused trouble. But the situation could not have come at a worse point than now, really. I've just spent 1,659 Danish kroner, or 222 Euros for 5 new books for the next semester in the trade school (and that's with 20% off for each book). Well, I guess I'll have to spend a little bit on a USB flash drive, anyway. I prefer to be able to store my data like that, so I won't lose it if something happens to one of my computers.