I have a four and a half year old Packard Bell 2010. ITs a PII 350Mhz with 256MB of PC100 Ram.
A while ago i installed a second HD as the original one only had a capacity of 8.4GB.
I bought a 40GB Seagate Barracuda drive and installed it as slave to the other drive.
Recently, i've begun to have a problem when accessing this drive, for example using Windows Explorer. The computer freezes and the CPU activity light goes crazy for a few minutes. Usually, the computer unfreezes and i'm able to look at want on the drive (the same happens say when I want to look inside a different directory). Generally, if i'm connected to the net, i'll lose that connection when this happens.
I have absolutely no idea what is going on. Anyone have any ideas? And help would be much appreciated.