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#1 Angeeee

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 10:36 AM

I was copying a cd and when it prompted me to add a blank disk I did so but there was a racket like maybe the disk wasn't seated correctly then the screen went black and I tried to reboot but I get a message "3rd slave hard disk error". I don't know what this means and I tried rebooting again but it does not work. Any help would be appreciated.

Could it have something to do with the fact that Nero did not write the files to the disk and it is still trying to work?

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 12:04 AM

can you boot into the bios setup? like the f2 of f 10 button depends on your machine. if you can go to boot priority and set it to boot from your primary hard drive first. one in the system remove the disc and reboot and change the boot sequence back in case you need your dvd as a boot device later.

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 12:08 AM

Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287 (or http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=28744&hl=hard+drive+diagnostic)
Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.
Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.
If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.
For Toshiba hard drives, see here: http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=ServicesSupport/FujitsuDrivesUSandCanada/SoftwareUtilities#diagnostic

Note : If you do not know how to set your computer to boot from CD follow the steps here

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 07:58 AM

Have you tried to manual eject the CD (push the end of a paper clip into the little hole under the drive door) and boot without the CD in the drive?

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 08:54 AM

Could you have two disc in the player at the same time?

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 09:25 PM

If you're getting a slave error I would assume you have a pata cd rom drive. I would try unplugging the pata cable from the cd rom drive inside the computer and see if the machine will boot up.

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 10:37 PM

Could you have two disc in the player at the same time?


That is my question. This is exactly the type of noise that is created when there are two disks in the drive at the same time.

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