|I had better results plugging it in internally on my desktop as a second hard drive when my daughter's laptop died.|
If it is NOT spinning there is not much you can do if the freezer trick does not help. Getting data off non spinning drives is only possible by specialty shops and it is very expensive from what I understand.
NOW you know why we always say Back up, Back up, Back up!
In the future, keep a full current back up of your files, and a periodic image of the full drive is not a bad idea also. A Windows 7 Repair Disk is useful to recover from back up, especially if you have the image made through Windows Back up.
You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.