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Start Up 'incompatible' problems


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#1 kevin.cheetham

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 02:53 PM

My PC has developed an annoying up habit of halting Start Up with the following message 'Sec Master Drive - ATAPI incompatible press F1 to resume'. Once F1 is pressed the machine resumes as normal. I am running Windows 98 SE and there have been no recent hardware changes. No amount of diagnostic work using Norton Systemworks has identified an appropriate problem.
This is my first posting so forgive me if this is not enough info to help.

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#2 River_Rat

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 12:43 PM

This is a problem with installing the Master Drive on the Secondary IDE Channel.
To troubleshoot this start with making sure the IDE cables are plugged into the drive and MB. Enter the BIOS and make sure that your drives are detected by the BIOS, Reset the defaults if necessary, save changes and exit. Enter the device manager, remove the Master Drive on the Secondary IDE (do not remove Secondary IDE Controller) probably your CD-Rom, DVD, or CD-RW then reboot and let Windows reload it from the Driver Cache.

Let us know what happens.

#3 kevin.cheetham

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 01:35 PM

Many thanks for an excellent diagnosis - the IDE cable wasn't fully pushed home on my CD-RW Drive, I followed your guidleines and am now back on line with a fully working PC.
Appreciate your assistance - Cheers

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 04:57 PM

You're Welcome Kevin

Glad you got it up and running. :thumbsup:




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