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Primary hard drive fail, on boot up

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by yianna, Aug 14, 2008.

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  1. yianna

    yianna Thread Starter

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    Hello Everyone,

    I have been given a couple of hard drives and the above msg comes up when I plug them in as a master... but when I add them as a slave... My pc picks them up but.... wait for it... as a CDRom :eek: ??????? says CDRom(H) :confused: :rolleyes:
    I run Windows XP pro SP3.
    I have tried FDisk that didn't work, unfortunately I cannot remember the msg that came up.:eek:
    Any help would be wonderful....
    Thank you....

    Yianna
     
  2. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

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    I would connect the drive as a slave to a working system. Now run the drive maker's diagnostic on the drive. You download this from whomever made the drive; ie WD, Maxtor, Seagate, etc.

    In addition you need to make sure the jumpers are set correctly. If these are ide type drives and one of them is a WD, there are two different jumper settings for WD drives. It depends on whether the drive is a single device on the cable or a multi device.
     
  3. yianna

    yianna Thread Starter

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    Thank you will see if this works.... 1 is a Deskstar and 2 are Maxtor. Will get back to you... :)
     
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