Ok so about a month ago my drive seemed to fail, a screen said it was converting all data to orphan files, and everything was lost. There wasn't anything real important on it so I kinda ignored it, and reinstalled all my stuff. Afterwords I noticed that I gave 50 gigs filled, on a 250 gig drive, and some how I had 30 gigs left? So I was missing 150 gigs. It recognized it as a 238 gig drive, but the storage was filled with nothing visable filling it. I ran disk check, clean up, and there were no hidden files on it. I backed up all my new data and formatted the drive, after formatting I had only 128 gigs on the hard drive. I've restarted, checked all connections, tried partitioning it ( Said it had 138 gigs), is this drive bad?
Hard drive: Maxtor 6 L250R0 SCSI disk drive
Pci Ultra Ata controller card: Intel 82801EB Ultra ATA storage controllers - 24B
Ah well I took out the Intel Ide controller that was in my PCI slot and it recognized the drive at full volume, so I think it might of went bad?Sorry about that lack of info before btw, wasn't too sure what people would need, but as of like 5minutes ago, its working good. Thanks!