Hard Disk Failure
Posted on 2004-10-25
I have just installed a primary slave HDD that has a FAT32 file system. The primary master is NTFS. Both are WD drives. On the first boot the slave was recognized and accessible. On the second boot it was recognized, but when trying to access the drive an error message was recieved that said "This drive is not formatted would you like to format now", I chose NO and rebooted . On this reboot the BIOS screen stated, "primary slave hard drive failure". And the computer hung there for 3-4 minutes. I could hear the hard drive working trying to do something but it never did come up. Any ideas, is the HDD dead , was it in the proccess of dying or does it have something to do with the different file systems. Any help or ideas will be appreciated.