N/APosted on - 04/12/2012
My slave drive encountered problems lately. First I noticed that my boot time increased, then I file names became random characters, and worst, I could not save and view files in that drive anymore. I tried using it in Linux to see if it might be a virus, and also swapped IDE cables to see whether it might be my cable but the problem is still there. What can I do to fix this problem? Will still be able to recover files in it?
Hard Drive Cannot Save and View Files
The problem is with your IDE cable. It may be misplaced. So first check you IDE cable. Connect it properly. Now turn on your computer. It will start booting and will complete successfully. If there is no problem with your IDE cable then it is the problem with your Hard Disk. There may be corrupted sector in your Hard Disk or your computer hard disk may be damaged. So replace it with a good one or contact a good technician to rectify the problem of your present hard disk. For smooth functioning of the booting you can go to BIOS setup and enable the Quick Boot option.
I hope you understand it.