I've been having this problem for a couple weeks now. I have 2 hard drives, a Maxtor 200 gb as my primary os drive with 2 partitions, and a Maxtor 250gb drive as a storage drive. When I start my pc, the primary drive doesn't always start up, in other words, I can hear the slave drive, but I cannot hear the primary drive spin up and I get a "disk boot failure" error. most times I have to shut off and turn on my pc about 4-5 times before the primary drive will spin up and be detected. What do you think this means? Think my hard drive is going to take a dirt nap? I'm just afraid someday it just won't start at all.
thanks for the help
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