Originally Posted by dee-u
I have bought a new harddisk(30gb) and I have formatted it successfully to win2000, my old harddisk is 3.something and OS is win98, I removed the old harddisk when I formatted the new harddisk, but when I tried to set up a master (new harddisk) and slave (old harddisk) the new harddisk was burnt, I think some chips of it, I have setup the jumpers correctly, could anybody tell me what I did wrong? PLEASE?
By the way, my computer is celeron 366.
There are several things that can cause a HDD to commit suicide, some of which are:
hard drives just grow old and die. It's inescapable.
Power failures and power spikes:
Most of the time, your hard drive survives these with flying colors, other times?
can make your hard drive unreadable, or they can corrupt the data so it is unusable. Installing good virus protection is a must but isn?t a guaranteed solution against viruses.
If you drop a hard drive (or the computer it is installed in) you can render the hard drive inoperable. Sometimes just sliding the system across the desk while the system is on can cause severe hard drive problems.
Defects in the hard drive:
as with anything, hardware failures happen.
information obtained from: http://tools.supportforyourpc.com/ge...le.asp?aid=793