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

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by chiltonkar, Sep 29, 2003.

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  1. chiltonkar

    chiltonkar Thread Starter

    Sep 29, 2003
    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
    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

  2. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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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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