You make a good point. I think your best option is to download a program like Macrium Reflect (Macrium Software | Your image is everything) and see if you can back it up to a disc image. If that succeeds, format the drive and restore the image to it.
Is your caddy a USB 3.0 or 2.0 caddy? A lot of USB 2.0 caddies lack the power to run the drive, and so have a 3 way USB cable. Does yours have said cable? If so, plug one end into a USB wall adaptor and the other into the PC, whilst obviously plugging one into the caddy. Also, does your caddy...
So I've been working on a Halo theme for windows 8.1, and I was wondering if I could change the shape of the Taskbar or remove it entirely leaving the start button behind, and if I can possibly theme the Start screen.