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My Bios set up does not recognize my first channel slave........I had a low level format done on my HP pavilion a350n and ever since I got it back I keep getting an error message about my hard drive has a bad sector. SMART status bad,backup and replace. What do I need to do?

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Hi Raysgirl

Happy Holydays
you may have to take out the the hard drive, and buy new one for this particula BAD SECTOR, error on HD. you also have to move the pin, on the CD rom to Cable Select, and left the IDE hard disk to Master.(PIN)
that should work, and put in bios AUTODETECT for all devices in channels. IDE 1 and IDE 2
good luck

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