i just started up my old pc today and saw that i had a "system boot error" - i have no important data on that computer anymore (all transferred here, i think.) so it doesnt matter, but in the bios it first detected my hdd as not being there. i then unplugged then replugged in the cable and it then showed up as 11gb with a random name (when its around 74gb and usually shows its name) and also wouldnt boot
. i dont have the time for it, and its an matx computer meaning its hard to get the hdd in and out but im wondering if it is a good chance its failed? just before i ditched the old computer the hard drive was abit strange - it started taking long to boot and clicked quietly on every reboot. a couple of months ago i used it to test an agp graphics card which i was going to put in my mums pc till i found out it was a dead card
and i shutdown asoon as i rebooted using the normal graphics to see that it wasnt a dead mobo, and it worked, with the old HDD - but i dont think a dead agp card would break a hard drive? ill look at the bright side, if i EVER use that old mobo again for something an excuse to upgrade this computer to an sata drive
its an old hard drive, i had that computer for 2.5-3 years and it was second hand (bought from a computer shop in my area), so im assuming it could just be that that hdd wore out and i picked the right time to buy a new computer?