secondary ultra ATA controller has been disabled coe=29(0x1D) how do I fix this?

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chiltonkar

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Saturday life was good, Sunday it was not. I turned on my computer and noticed that neither my CD nor my CD burner were being recognized as drives in the "My computer" section. Then, I could not get my printer, scanner or anything else that is peripheral to be recognized or work. I could not even save files to my Archos player as a backup, the computer said it could not write to this drive, but I was able to save either thing to my D: drive (an old 4 G second hard drive that acts as a storage folder)

I checked system information at the only error I saw was:

"Secondary Ultra ATA Controller
hdc
This Device Has a Problem: Code=29 (0x1D)
This device has been disabled in the hardware. In order to use this device,
you must re-enable the hardware. See your hardware documentation for details.
Alloc resources: Logical Configuration 0
Driver: ESDI_506.pdr 5/11/1998 8:1 AM Size: 24406
INTELATA.MPD 3/31/2000 0:0 PM Size: 85504

Does anyone know what happened? Did I get attacked by a virus? I have Kazaa - did it finally get me in the end. And more importantly how do I fix this?

I have done a format c: before, reformatted my hard drive and reloaded windows, but with my CD player not working or being recognized I don't know how I can do this.

I have two hard drives C: and D: (the second hard drive acts more like a large storage folder)

Thank you in advance

Kar
 

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Try removing the device with the error from Device Manager and reboot.

We really can't tell you if you have a virus. Do you have any antivirus software installed? You can do a free scan here: http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

In Safe Mode, lots of stuff doesn't work, like CD-ROM's and USB.

You can also download the latest Intel Chipset INF and Intel Application Accelerator - these are drivers for the motherboard chipset and IDE chipset.

Select Chipset Software and select those two downloads. Install the INF first, accelerator second.
 
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