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Sec Master HDD Error

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by krisk, Jun 20, 2001.

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  1. krisk

    krisk Thread Starter

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    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.
     
  2. Chum

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    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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  3. krisk

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    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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    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.
     
  5. krisk

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    Thanks!

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

    You guys are the best!

     
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