I moved and when I plugged my PC back

Question

I moved and when I plugged my PC back in, the second hard drive had gone bad I guess and now the computer is running real slow..Could I have knocked something loose..It will take like 1-2 minutes just for an icon to open on my desktop..Any help would be appreciated...Thank You....

Answer

This question was answered on February 27, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

It could be that when moving your computer the hard drive's IDE cable came loose Do the following:

Take the second hard drive out.

Turn on the computer and see if the first hard drive works alone.

If it does you would have to make sure your second hard drive is properly installed.

Hard drives do not go bad by just moving a computer from place to another If you were careful not to throw your computer around your second hard drive should work.

Also make sure none of memory cards are loose also..because if your computer doesnt have enough memory available it tends to run slow.

When installing hardware make sure you read the hardwares manually to obtain instruction s on how to properly install it.

Need Help with this Issue?

We help people with technology! It's what we do.
Schedule an Appointment with a location for help!

Author

Posted by Felix of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 27, 2003