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{SOLVED} Primary master hard disk fail on boot up

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by SpankyGSpoon, Feb 21, 2000.

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  1. SpankyGSpoon

    SpankyGSpoon Thread Starter

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    Hey is there anybody out there that could hellp me. When I boot my computer I get a 'primary master hard disk fail' error? message. Is this because the hard disk is not being recognized, if so Is my connection right. The CD-ROM is set @ master, IDE connected to the hard disk, the IDE from the hard disk connected to the mother board. Please help if you can? Sorry if this is not posted in the right place.

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  2. Anne Lieder

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    I think you want your IDE Hard drive set to Master and your CD set to Slave (if they are using the same cable). If you're setting the CD as Master because it's first in the chain (and you don't have another IDE cable), spend the money and buy a cable and use your primary (for the hard drive) and secondary (for the CD drive) ports on the motherboard.

    Why is it that they don't automatically give cables with CD drives?? Makes me nuts - they're a cheap commodity.

    Anne
     
  3. SpankyGSpoon

    SpankyGSpoon Thread Starter

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    TY for your response. I have another cable, but I do not know which is the primary and secondary ports on the motherboard?
     
  4. SpankyGSpoon

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    Hey Hey, It worked TY so much for the little push push. LOL
     
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