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It started up the first time, and tried to load Windows, but had an error, stating it could be caused by "changing of hardware", which I figured was likely, so I Subscribe to our newsletter Sign Up Team Terms of Use Contact Policies CCM Benchmark Group health.ccm.net What does "Pri Master HDD Error" mean on boot? A Windows 98 boot disk (Microsoft calls it a "Startup Disk") would be good (if the hard drive is not carrying a NTFS format) because it includes several utilities for setting Do I need to fdisk? have a peek here

If not, I would suggest the thing to do would be to format the drive so it's clean. He is running Windows XP. It is a sure HDD ( HARD DISC ) FAILURE... If that didn't work, I'd once again turn off the machine and unplug it, because this time I'd be going inside. http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/forum/helproom-1/primary-master-hard-disk-error-273365/

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I am unable to boot up into Windows95. Report • #7 OtheHill May 4, 2011 at 12:57:17 How did you confirm you were booting from the new drive? from there I can tell that I have an ata maxtor 6e040l1.

Casthaneda replied Feb 22, 2017 at 6:27 AM Loading... Now, that you mention this FAT thing, does this help diagnose the problem??? Join Date May 1999 Location Grants Pass, Or. Primary Hard Disk Error and deciding instead to get one larger capacity drive for a fraction of the cost happy smashing mymorph, Nov 29, 2004 #8 Triaxx2 MajorGeek I hate dell anything.

Reply With Quote March 4th, 2000,05:02 PM #4 zaidas View Profile View Forum Posts Virtual Med Student Join Date Mar 2000 Location Budapest, Hungary Posts 1 Unfortunately, I'm not here to Primary Master Hard Disk Error Press Del To Resume If it goes altogehther, there is a last ditch process that has worked for me and others a couple of times. If that can't access the drive, it's probably toast. When you are ready to do the copy process, remove the drive from the freezer, install it and boot the PC.

For the time being, don't have your PC powered up unless you have a real need to do so. 4th Master Hard Disk Error I would be concerned for legacy vs secure boot layouts. Join over 733,556 other people just like you! Could someone give me some step by step instructions on how to trouble shoot this one?

  1. Check boot path and disk hardware" In the BIOS I have set up where Floppy is first then CD-ROM, and the HD.
  2. If so, Dell, Gateway or Sony?> ron derenzo, Aug 15, 2003 #11 ~Candy~ Retired Administrator Joined: Jan 27, 2001 Messages: 103,706 Bios setup varies depending......usually it's DEL, but can be
  3. Go into BIOS and find the 'Boot' section.
  4. Go to the hard drive mfr's site and download their utilities and test your drive.
  5. tell me what to do...
  6. Then I un plugged the machine and started it up, did this a few times, at it finally cycled through.
  7. This computer has 2 hard drives.
  8. Is that an easy thing to do???

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Feb 13, 2015 #7 (You must log in or sign up to reply here.) Show Ignored Content Similar Topics Press F1 to resume Feb 20, 2015 Hard Disk Boot Failure Insert this Connect Primary hard disk failure Primary Hard Disk Failure CPU Fan error, press F1, to continue Can I bypass "press f1 to continue" on startup i get the cpu fan error Primary Master Hard Disk Error Press F1 To Resume Its a 32 gig drive. What Does Primary Master Hard Disk Error Mean Michka'el August 15, 2012 5:30 PM This is a very common issue with the older Bios setup such as I have...Q-Lity Motherboard with:AMI Bios(American Megatrends).

You just need to know which one is in use. http://dotbowl.com/hard-disk/primary-hard-drive-fail.html Thanks! When I plug in three HDD + DVD drive, failure! It sounds like the drive is dying, but lets be sure before doing anything else. Secondary Master Hard Disk Error Press F1 To Resume

When restarting as it got to the point where you choose the user you want to get in as, it froze. Jan 7, 2008 Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter when trying to install windows Jan 10, 2009 Press F1 to run SETUP Sep 19, 2013 Add New Comment It was my understanding that Sata III HDD's and Cable's are backwards comptaible with Sata II ports.Oh, and something else I can add, that may or may not be an issue, Check This Out If the drive is not recognized by the BIOS on boot-up, that would be what I would expect.

Post back with what you have. 6th Master Hard Disk Error This morning, I powered it off and on several times, each time unplugging it and I kept getting this master hard disk fail....I finally got it to open. Thanks, G 0 #5 acute18 Posted 18 January 2010 - 04:54 PM acute18 Member Topic Starter Member 29 posts HI G i turn on and fujitsu siemens window comes up windows

Feb 12, 2015 #4 Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244 +235 Yes, for 4 hard drives, that power supply may be failing now.

claire 0 #12 Germando Posted 18 January 2010 - 05:28 PM Germando Member Member 166 posts there should be an option to detect for each one hit it for the primary Sounds like your system was still trying to start Windows from the hard drive. one answer at a time. Secondary Master Hard Disk Error Windows 7 I know it sounds either stupid or magical, depending on your point of view, but removing power for "a while" can often cause things that are electrically 'stuck' to sometimes reset

I doubt that you need worry. You should see a message that may say something like PRESS DEL TO ENTER SETUP. Is there something missing within the Windows boot record - although I don't think this is the problem since the machine ultimately does boot.I'm open to any/all suggestions to keep from http://dotbowl.com/hard-disk/primary-slave-hard-disk-fail.html 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

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G 0 #10 acute18 Posted 18 January 2010 - 05:19 PM acute18 Member Topic Starter Member 29 posts hi went into bios boot menu selected default (f9) from the f1 box AOL is working. Same problem? 0 #8 acute18 Posted 18 January 2010 - 05:12 PM acute18 Member Topic Starter Member 29 posts this is how it is a moment 1st boot device hard drive Just right click on the drive icon and select format.

Couple more points to clear up. I have seen some motherboards that have SATA ports that do not support a bootable device. Then reconnect the drive. On my system hitting F11 brings up the menu during POST.

Jump to content FacebookTwitter Geeks to Go Forum Operating Systems Windows XP, 2000, 2003, NT Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE Geeks To Go is a helpful If it still doesn't recognize or Locate them...you will need to reset your boot path options again (ie) Try: Enable, CD Rom, IDE-0, IDE-O, and , Try other. ok so tried rebooting via hard drive ect as the primary master hard disk came up, tried f8 to start safe mode but came up with reboot and select proper boot It is copied over to a floppy or cd and runs from there.

Reply Report jack4rall 6526Posts Sunday June 6, 2010Registration date ModeratorStatus December 30, 2015 Last seen - Jan 22, 2011 07:52AM Hello, Try this 1 Open your CPU cabinet, check the hard I don't know if that's how his fan is supposed to work, his CPU is a Core2Quad (Q8600 IIRC), but I've also noticed, when rebooting or turning the computer on, if Everytime i turn on my computer it show me the message Primary Master Hard Disk Error, although i put a window xp cd to reboot it... Reply With Quote June 6th, 1999,01:07 AM #2 moke View Profile View Forum Posts Visit Homepage Virtual PC Surgeon!




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