2x disks XP fail /1x disk Win 98 perfect

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jpallen

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Dell Inspiron 8200 (IDE interface) notebook
82gb Hitachi Travelstar d/d-XP loaded Primary disk drive failure O(yet BIOS reads disk)... I can sometimes load using F12 choosing internal disk drive load, works perfect. I have over the past week re-installed XP and run a Hitachi dft diagnosisprogramme no problem found.
6gb Hitachi (as above)... BUT loads most times runs a little slow and has been known to Windows serious error found and closed down on me. Other times runs perfectly

20gb Hitachi travelstar loaded with Win 98 loads and runs perfectly every time.

I am of course swapping out the drives from the one IDE slot.
Is this a Windows failure, have I 2 drives failing at the same time or is my 8200 (6 years old after no trouble at all) giving up on me.?
 

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It's not a Windows problem. Contrary to popular belief, Windows can't cause physical hard drive damage. You're dealing with very old hard drives.
 

jpallen

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Groan, woe is me. I think you are right.
Thank you for a prompt reply
Regards jpa
 
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