LOL okay, I got my eye on you xD.
To answer your first two questions yes I am.
I didn't do that actually as for the formatting.
As for the plugged in question yes it is. I'm keeping it charged while the fan and the back up tasks are running (meaning I'm trying to back it up now with the fan).
That's weird. I don't think its the power, because the backup hasn't failed as of yet since I posted this topic. It could just be a one time thing, or as you said, a whole new problem!