Sounds like u have some bad disks in that drive. Formatting it should fix a corrupted drive. If you have warranty still, try to get it replaced or something.
I installed a slave drive for backup,but when I restart my computer it does not show up in My Computer every time. Sometimes it shows up but not always. I'm afraid to put anything important on here in case I can't access it when I need it. The Bios has it listed there as a slave drive. I went into Disk Management and formatted it and assigned it a drive letter,but the next time I turned on my computer it was gone.
I am running XP Home on a desktop Emachines T6216, which is 1 year old.
Thanks in advance of any help you can give me.