Re: failed hard drive
This could be one of two things, 1 You got one nasty virus on hd #1, or the hd itself is going (depending how old it is.) Although you can still access the hd as a slave drive, i would not rely on the data you can retrieve from it..
If You insist on getting data back from it, then i would suggest scanning the entire hd #1 as a slave drive using hd #2's anti-virus software. Just make sure that Your anti-virus is a full version one, with all virus definitions updated. If it does have a virus on it, it should catch it and quarentine it. I fit does'nt catch anything...it may be that either Your installation of Windows XP was done in a dos 32 format instead of a NTFS format wich is far more stable than dos 32.
So if You are sure that the Operating System of Windows XP on hd #1 or #2 is correct, then it just may be that Your hd is failing. I would just use hd #2 as Your master harddrive, and use hd #1 as a slave drive, til it fails.
When a harddrive starts to fail you will notice it will make funny sounds or clicking noises, meaning the read/write arm is going...hope that helps.
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