I have got two Seagate Hard drives. Both are 80GB Baracoda (ATA 7200RPM) and both are installed on IDE0
Disk 1 As Master (with 3 partitions FAT32, FAT32 and NTFS of equal sizes)
Disk 1 got main Windows XP Installtion of NTFS partition and also Windows 98 for emergency sitiuations (Or to play old time GAMES
Disk 2 As Slave (with single NTFS partition) containing my billion dollor worth data
I just discovered on my hard-disk starts beeping (i guess the disk 1 with 3 partitions) It has happened in past with a 40GB disk for which i replaced the new one.
When i tried to shut down Windows XP was unable to do so! I keep the power button press to shut it down.
When i restarted It was Boot Failure! and the salve disk was not found by BIOS (Drive 2) I removed its power cable and re boot. Windows XP botted without any Beeping.
I checked online disk tests from seagate website all give OKAY!
Then I again powered (Drive 2: Slave one) this time not Beebs but XP Scan disks scanned the drive and report transfering Bad clusters in the log file.
This sounds alarming!!! This disk is very important for me. Does any one know this Beebing alerts ???...I heard they are Disk Death Clicks
Any one having idea about known issues with Two Same Spec. HDrives Master and Slave?
Please do post