I have 3 hard drives. My windows hard drive is on a SATA Seagate Barracuda 180GB (The C: drive). I have 2 western digital 120GB spare. One is running as a SATA (The F: drive) due to the IDE to SATA converter with the ABIT NF7-S (ver 2.0) MB and the other is IDE. The problem I began experiencing was with the IDE drive which is set as master (The D: drive). I formatted and partitioned all my drives with Partition Magic 7.0. I am running Windows XP Home edition.
Yesterday the drive had renamed itself to Local Disk (D
instead of what I had called it. I could not acces any files on it and properties recognised it as RAW instead of NTFS. Windows told me that the drive had not been formatted however it was recognised in the BIOS.
Looking at event viewer, I noticed that lots of error messages were saying that Device Hard Disk 2 (D
has a bad block.
I have checked all cables and moved the drive so that it will receive cool air. I reset the CMOS jumper. The first time I booted the PC Windows still said local disk(D
and RAW but I could see and move my files. I moved them to another drive. The second time I rebooted, the drive was seen as I had created it and NTFS was in the properties.
What should I do about this drive? Reformat and repartition? Low level format?
Thanks for any help.