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Secondary Hard Disk Error

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#1 NANCYB403


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Posted 27 April 2008 - 03:36 PM

I'm running XP Professional. when I start my computer I get this black screeen that says
"Secondary Hard Disk Drive 0 not found"
"strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility"
I just hit F1, but I really should find out whats wrong and how to fix it. can any one help?
I hit F2 once, but quickly left cuz I thought i might screw something up :thumbsup:
I appreciate your help, thanx in advance


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#2 hamluis



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Posted 27 April 2008 - 03:54 PM

IMO, first step is check all connections to the drive...they can become loosened.

If the drive is not one recently added to the system, it's likely the connections are loose...or one of the cables is bad...or the drive is going bad.

The reason that you are given the option of going into the BIOS/Setup...is to check that the drive is properly detected in the BIOS. Some BIOSes do auto-detection of existing drives, some offer manual-detection alternatives. In any case, the Setup option provides an opportunity to check the drive's status in the BIOS/CMOS settings.

Howstuffworks How BIOS Works - http://computer.howstuffworks.com/bios.htm/printable


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