I have a pc on the blink. It's got 2 HDDs; one 40GB, and one 120GB. The 40GB has 2 partitions, one of which holds the OS (WiN XP).
The pc will not boot... looks like the 40GB drive has died on me.
Here is my question:
What are the possible causes for my HDDs to fail (as this is not the first)?
Bad power supply? Chipset bad, etc?
I am either going to rebuild this pc (upgrade implied), or spend 1K on a dell b/c my wife is super pissed that her files (MBA School) are gone.
I am aware of RAID (data redundancy) but not on the up and up with it.
I'd appreciate some thoughts.