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20-Jun-2001, 12:05 AM #1
Before my computer will boot I get the error "Sec Master HDD Error" then I'm asked to press F1 to continue. Anyone have any idea on why I'm getting this error? After I press F1 my system boots with no problems. I'm leaning towards a BIOS problem, but I know very little about BIOS to really know for sure.
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20-Jun-2001, 12:21 AM #2
First, is any device connected to your secondary IDE? If not, you could probably remove it in "Device Manager", then reboot and let it be reinstalled. Give more info...such as
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20-Jun-2001, 02:02 AM #3
OS is Win 98 SE, AMD K6/266MHz,and the sencondary IDE is empty.

I removed under "Hard Disk Controllers" Primary IDE controller (dual fifo) & SiS 5513 Dual PCI IDE Controller. The system re-installed them, but the error is still there.
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20-Jun-2001, 09:57 AM #4
Hi krisk and welcome,

Do you know how to get into your bios? On start up, you'll need to hit maybe the DEL key, F 2, F 10 or something similar. Then look to see what it is showing there under the second ide.
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20-Jun-2001, 12:04 PM #5
Thanks!

I went into BIOS and selected "Auto Detect" and it took care of the error.

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