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"pc Disk Hardware Configuration Problem"

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#1 Johnz414


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Posted 23 September 2007 - 12:45 AM


I have 3 hard drives in my PC, 2 IDE and 1 SCSI, each has it's own OS. I can access the two OS's on the IDE drives but I can not access the OS on the SCSI.

When I boot up to the SCSI I get this error:

"PC Disk Hardware Configuration Problem. Could not read from the select boot disk. Check boot path and disk Hardware. Check Windows doc. on Hardware disk Configuration and Hardware Reference Manuals."

My SCSI is on the end terminal of the SCSI ribbon where it is suppose to be that I know of. The SCSI drive also doesn't have a jumper diagram on it to show where jumpers should go for different configurations. However, I've tried a few of the jumper configurations, no jumper, on the first jumper, on the second jumper and on the third jumper with this same error result every time.

So, if anyone can help me out here as to what might be done to correct this situation I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks.

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#2 Budapest


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Posted 24 September 2007 - 04:08 AM

You could try some of the troubleshooting suggestions given in the following Microsoft article:

Error Message: Windows Could Not Start Because of a Computer Disk Hardware Configuration Problem
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Posted 24 September 2007 - 10:18 AM

Well...first question is...so which O/S has the boot files or...where are the boot files for these O/Ses?

Secondly, have you checked your BIOS to see that it accurately reflects all drives? That message would seem to indicate that it doesn't, IMO.

Third, check to see if your CMOS date/time is correct. If not, it could indicate a battery that is dying. When such happens, strange effects can occur.


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