Is my HD about to die?

  nelliehob 19:57 22 Apr 2003

My computer keeps loosing its D and e drives. When I go into the settings it has a yellow mark against the secondary IDE controller (dual fifo) in the HD settings. I have tried reinstalling but it says its fine. Also if I shut down and bootup it finds the drives. Its got ME, a 40HD, 128 ram, xp2000 AMD, and PC chips 810 MB. if that's any use and its about 6-months old.

  No Ideas 20:29 22 Apr 2003

Difficult to say - you'd have to be unlucky after only 6 months. Take the case off and check that all the cables are firmly connected. Then run scandisk


  Lone Crow 21:14 22 Apr 2003

This may be a BIOS problem as the drives are 'found' and loaded before windows itself actually boots, though windows can be a culprit too. Go into your BIOS at initial boot-up and check that the settings are okay. If you haven't tweaked anything in the BIOS since new you could use the 'Reset To Defaults' option and see if that sorts it. Be aware, though, that if the PC supplier tweaked anything you will lose his settings, so to be safe you really ought to make a list of all the existing settings before you do anything. It's a real drag but worth the effort! LC.

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