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My boot screen shows secondary slave hard disk error press F1 to resume. if i press f1 it enters into bios setup and the i press esc discard changes logging into windows but secondary disk is not detected. Give Me asolution ! please help me!!

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  • arunefx Oct 02, 2009

    Mine is SATA hard disk even i had tried with removing the jumper also the same problem exists

  • arunefx Oct 02, 2009

    I had replaced an another hard disk with the same cable and same port that works fine...

  • arunefx Oct 02, 2009

    But i want to mwke work my hard disk all my data in it

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Check on harddrive you find jumper on it.
Then read on harddisk you can find there is specifiaction for master, slave and cable select jumper settings.
Put jumper as cable select then check.
Also reconnect sata or ide and power cable to harddisk.
Then check .
Let me know if you need more assistance.
Thanks.

Posted on Oct 02, 2009

  • Change SATA cable.Then check Also change sata port on motherbord.

    Let me know if you need more assistance.
    Thanks.


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