a couple of things you can try ..Chkdsk and also lets see if the drive reverted from DMA to PIO modeRight
click on my computer
Click on the ...Hardware tab
then the ...Device Manager
... click the +
beside IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers
click on each Primary and Secondary IDE channel choose ...Properties
... click...Advanced Settings
... tab. and list what you find as the Current Transfer Mode. for each device listed for each channel...
if any are in PIO mode...
EXAMPLE ..the Primary IDE channel
shows its in PIO modeRight
click on the Primary IDE channel
and choose ...Uninstall.
......Accept the change...then reboot
let Windows reinstall the channel and the devices assigned to it ...IMPORTANT.. then reboot again
Should the channel go back to the PIO setting again in the future it indicates a problem with your hard drive. You must keep your backups current ... I highly recommend keeping FREQUENT backups anyway...just in case your hard drive fails....
Chkdsk is a utility designed to check the integrity of the data on a computer's hard disk drive as well as find and fix errors which could corrupt such data.
Running chkdsk on your Windows XP or 2000 system can repair minor Windows problems
There are several different methods that can be used to run chkdsk
start with this one.....
1. Click the Start
button then... Run
2. In the Run window's Open box... type in ... cmd
3. Click OK
and an MS-DOS-style black screen will appear in a new window
4. Run chkdsk by typing one of the the following commands where the cursor is blinking... chkdsk c: /r
and then press ...ENTER.
typing chkdsk /r will both fix errors and recover lost data. Running chkdsk /r options can often take a considerable amount of time
depending upon the size of your hard drive and the amount of data stored on it
OR chkdsk c: /f
and then press ...ENTER
Typing chkdsk c: /f will only fix errors that are encountered but its much faster
5. With either command, a message will appear that says...chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? <y/n>"
6. Type y
(for "yes") and then press ...ENTER
7. A message will appear that will say...This volume will be checked the next time the system restarts
8. Type exit
and then press ...ENTER
9. Reboot the computer as you normally would and chkdsk will automatically begin running after your reboot... While chkdsk is running you will see a light blue window with a dark blue band at the top and bottom. Chkdsk will display the specific stage it is checking as well as the percentage of completion of the stage.
there are 5 stages...do not shut down your computer or reboot while chkdsk is running or you can have severe problems
...it may hang at a certain percent for a hour or more and then it will continue..it may even back up and go over the same area...this is normal...
You cannot do anything else on your computer while chkdsk is running. When chkdsk is finished, it will automatically reboot your computer.
Edited by happyrock, 04 April 2009 - 09:26 AM.