Slow hard drive after power interruption

  Laser157 21:33 05 Mar 03

I inadvertently switched power off and on quickly when machine starting to boot. All works OK except HD which is really slow. I know it may be damaged, but before I replace it, any other ideas? I've run Scandisk OK and checked BIOS. Could BIOS have been damaged? I'm reluctant to update them as last time my mainboard was rendered U/S!
AMD 1500XP, Win ME, Seagate 40Gb HD.

  Laser157 00:30 06 Mar 03

No responses, so I'm having another go!

  powerless 00:32 06 Mar 03

How exaclty is it slow?

When you boot, when you access files?

  Laser157 00:40 06 Mar 03

Hi 'Powerless'

Slow to boot, slow to open programs, probably about a quarter previous speed. Definitely makes a low-level noise it didn't before, but not all the time it's reading. Thanks for responding.

  Laser157 07:57 06 Mar 03

Self Healing!

Woke up this morning to a full speed machine with silent HD. Had already tried re-booting, but not turning off the mains as well before re-booting. Looks like that has done the trick.

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