recently I've been having problems with my hard drive. Usually I solve my problems by myself but this time I need some help.
So what it happens is that suddenly all my files on the hard drive (which is not the boot drive) dissapear. But the folders stay in place, still there, but empty. If I shut down my computer and leave it a while the files come back, sometimes just a part of them, sometimes all of them. Funny thing is that when all the folders are empty the occupied space on the HD is the same when they are visible.
Also my brother told me that he got kicked from a game several times because the files suddenly disseapear like I said.
I don't know...this seems very odd and my questions are :
1. How do I determine if this is a hardware (also the SATA-cable ?) or a software problem ?
2. What programs should I use ?
3. Should I reinstall Windows ? Can be a virus the cause (although I have an antivirus up to date)
I'm open to all solutions and I wait for your answers.
Edited by dottoRe, 22 April 2018 - 03:02 PM.