Originally posted by Ste
It could be that the drive simple died. The error you got means the drive is not responding. When your computer turns on does it list any harddrive. Because if windows doesn't detect it then the drive most likely had a physical failure.
And unless you get this one working you will need another one. You can try slaving this drive in another computer, to see if you can back up any information.
I'd hate to say but my 40GB Maxtor could be in it's final days.
It doesn't really recognize it when I try to boot as if it weren't plugged in.
All this right after installing Office 2000. Maybe that's the reason why?
Also, how do I go about slaving my drive to another computer so try and save some of my information?