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What is an EIDE controller?

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#1 deedeep


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Posted 23 January 2009 - 03:26 PM

I just bought a rebuilt Dell computer. When I turned it on the following message was displayed:

WARNING: Dell's Disk Monitoring System has detected that drive 0 on the primary EIDE controller is operating outside of normal specifications.
It is advisable to immediately back up your data and replace your hard-disk drive by calling your support desk or Dell Computer Corporation.
Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility.

Is this something that I should be worried about?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!!


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#2 dpunisher


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Posted 23 January 2009 - 03:41 PM

SMART monitoring has determined your hard drive might fail soon. EIDE is your controller, 0 is your IDE channel, primary indicates which drive on channel 0 it is.

Long story short, backup your data on your primary hard drive ASAP, and start shopping for a replacement drive.

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