I'm assuming some recordings your wife wanted to watch were on the drive. If not, I'd suggest getting an image and restoring it.
If that IS the problem, try flowers and chocolates. Next, try groveling. If all else fails, jewelery may be required. Something with diamonds....
There's a difference between needing help, and just being plain ole' lazy.
"You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him find it for himself." Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)
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