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Slave IDE hard-Drive seems to have died...

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I have two IDE hard disks on my pc. C runs the XP system files, and D contains only files - music, games etc...

Today, I bought a LCD monitor (not that it should have anything to do with this problem, but i'm tellin the whole story..) and when i went to set it up, i noticed that the D drive wasnt being recognised anymore, it would say "The disk in drive D is not formatted, format now?"

Even when changing back to the old monitor (for superstitious reasons more than anything else) it stayed like this..

The drive is physically recognised by xp, however its name used to be D: (Tahlula), and now its D: (Local Disk)...

there is a small sound when trying to access something that is trying to read from drive D, i only noticed this today...does anyone know if these drives just die like this, and/or if the data on it is not recoverable...

Could it be an XP problem? (i'm running XP Pro by the way)

Anyways, thanks in advance..

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