My old hard drive has been in storage for a while. It has Windows and a load of other stuff on it. I'vekept it as a back-up drive. I decided to check out exactly what was on it today. I set it up as slave, with the current HDD as master. I've done this before alright.
This time it hasn't worked. When I try to open it, I get "The disk in drive E is not formatted.", and it's showing as empty in Properties. I know it has about 30GB of data on it, though.
They're IDE HDDs, both Seagate, and my OS is Windows XP.
It eventually worked, after I'd re-started the PC half a dozen times. I've transferred everything I want over to my regular hard drive. I've run the built-in Windows error checking programme, but that doesn't show anything (is it supposed to display results?). I'm guessing that it's on it's last legs, and only working occasionally, but I don't know for certain. I might format it and put the contents of my regular drive on it.
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