Hope I don't sound like too much of a simpleton, but I'm a relative novice.
I have a emachine that had the hard drive die about a year ago, I replaced the old drive and moved it to the slave. this was working fine until last month. At that time, everytime I booted up my machine there would be a series of beeps, and my monitor wold remain blank. But after a couple of tries it would boot. Last week, I booted the machine, and got an error message saying the slave drive was unreadable press F1 to continue. I had another old 40 gig drive and replaced the slave, now everything works fine. When I tried reconnection the first slave to try to retieve data, I got an I/O error.
Does anyone have a suggestion as to how I can salvage my data?