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Then reconnect the drive. I would like to connect this HD to my other computer as a primary slave to see if I can recover the data but I am worried if that could do Report • #7 OtheHill May 4, 2011 at 12:57:17 How did you confirm you were booting from the new drive? If it is not visible, first thing I would try is to replace cables... http://swiftinv.com/hard-disk/possible-hard-disk-error.html

Somethin soooo little & stupid to overlook. (By the way, I'm the one that added the Master Jumper) Hope ya get a good laugh out of my crazy lil story here. Good luck, and happy Geekin my fellow Techies! What was on the floppy disk you used? Are you kidding me about the freezer?

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Upon bootup I get Primary Master Hard Disk failure. Stay logged in MajorGeeks.Com Support Forums Home Forums > ----------= PC, Desktop and Laptop Support =------ > Hardware > MajorGeeks.Com Menu MajorGeeks.Com \ All In One Tweaks \ Android \ Anti-Malware Thank you!

rodriguez 14:48 25 Jan 07 If you have a spare hard disk that you can try, put that in before you buy a new one just to make sure. Hope others with this issue find this forum 1st! There have been a couple occasions where it didn't.Could this be somekind of hardware problem? Secondary Master Hard Disk Error Press F1 To Resume Book your tickets now and visit Synology.

Password Site Map Posting Help Register Rules Today's Posts Search Site Map Home Forum Rules Members List Contact Us Community Links Pictures & Albums Members List Search Forums Show Threads Primary Master Hard Disk Error Windows Xp If it's empty, you are good to go. edi98, Nov 27, 2004 #1 Rob M. If you really want a Brand Name system then DELL has all other Brand Name computer manufacturers beat hands done.

Thanks again! Primary Hard Disk Error and sometimes i can't go into the bios, sometimes it can detect my IDE primary master, sometimes it can't... Performing the repair will fix that. The new drive is set up on the computer.

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Report • #16 OtheHill May 4, 2011 at 20:05:45 I am thinking that cloning caused the partitions that were originally hidden to show. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/284779-32-primary-hard-disk-failure-press-continue FAT and FAT32 are nothing more than acronyms that describe the type of format an OS uses. Primary Master Hard Disk Error Press F1 To Resume All rights reserved. Primary Master Hard Disk Error Press Del To Resume This lets you start a system without access to the hard drive.

wat's the problem? navigate here See the S.M.A.R.T definition for further information and related links. I know it sounds pretty Mickey Mouse, but it does work sometimes depending on the actual cause of the drive failure. Reply Reply With Quote January 15th, 2002,03:43 PM #18 Kuasimodem View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries Visit Homepage Ultimate Member Join Date Oct 2001 Location Holmen, Wisconsin US What Does Primary Master Hard Disk Error Mean

Any idea?Click to expand... There should be a setting besides the normal boot order to choose which hard drive to boot from. YesNo Feedback E-mail Share Print Search Recently added pages View all recent updates Useful links About Computer Hope Site Map Forum Contact Us How to Help Top 10 pages Follow us Check This Out You just need to know which one is in use.

How do I go about fixing this one? How To Fix Primary Master Hard Disk Error In my case, it seems to have been a flaky cable connection -- removing and re-seating the cables attached to the drive seems to have made the problem go away. They do not work the same way as full version DVDs of Windows 7.

After I do this the pc will boot.

I used Acronis to do the clone. Report • #9 OtheHill May 4, 2011 at 13:43:01 Then I suggest you disconnect the old drive temporarily and do as princecorum suggested above. thank you. Primary Master Latest News No, create an account now.

I would not recommend any Name Brand computer - they use inferior parts and don't perform as well as a custom computer or by one bought from a small local computer Here's one that should do the job http://support.wdc.com/download/ Download "Data LifGuard v10.0". Have you checked the inside of the pc that everything is securly in place? http://swiftinv.com/hard-disk/possible-physical-disk-damage.html Off-Topic Tags How-tos Drivers Ask a Question Computing.NetForumsWindows 7Hardware Problems Primary Master Hard Disk Error Tags:Hard Diskerrorboothard drive FireFly May 4, 2011 at 05:37:53 Specs: Windows 7, I7/12G I cloned my

then OK. Log in or Sign up MajorGeeks.Com Support Forums Home Forums > ----------= PC, Desktop and Laptop Support =------ > Hardware > This site uses cookies. I've had as much as 30 minutes of operation from a drive that was completely dead using this process. Can I run some kind of diagnostics?

Do I need to fdisk? I ran a virus check , scan disk and nothing showed up. If one of the blocks containing the OS corrupts windows don't start no more. Yes, cooling the drive down can work.....been there done that...didn't have to put it in the freezer, just left it out of the machine for a day or so, then I

Got to wonder about that clone software though I have never had an issue with acronis.Answers are only as good as the information you provide.How to properly post a question: Sorry This will display the partition data for the second drive. Additional information Computer hard drive buying tips. Posts: 1,551 OS: Puppy Linux 4.12 System disk used to be the 1st floppy in the Dos( Disk Operating System) set, it had the sys files to boot the comp.

I do appreciate the help!