Hello, everytime I boot my nec vera vx laptop running on win98, I get an error:
primary master hdd error run set up press f1 to continue...
basically, I've runned the bios setup and set my primary master to autodetect but still the same problem arises. In a series of restarting my laptop using ctr+alt+del. my laptop started to load windows. I've planned to reformat and reinstall windows however, I might get stuck with the same error....
Is there anyone who can help with this problem. thanks a lot.
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there is no diffrence between primary & third ide hdd ,if you install nay booteble hdd in master so system try to from that frist .
boot sequence of motherboard is try to boot from primary master first
then Primary slave then secondary master and then master secondary ..................,
please change the wire connection in your pc from CD rom to HDD so that HDD become primary master and cd rom become primary slave, check after this, and if still get error check your IDE cable, and for the smart command fail may be your HDD didnt support smart feature, so disable this from advance setup
First check to see if your drive (the 160Gig) is set to master or slave. If you are going to use this drive as your primary drive (boot disk) it must be set as master, and it would be drive 0. If, on the other hand, this is a second drive, it should be set as "slave, and should be drive 1. If there is an auto-detect HDD in your Bios, try that. If not, and this machine still won't detect your HDD, you may need to download and install a Bios update, because if your Motherboard is too old, it may not recognize a 160 Gig HDD.
1. DOS disk doesn't recognize SATA, that's the truth
2. You're going to have a problem if you install OS in your computer (solution: do not select SATA in HDD type but rather IDE)
3. For your SATA HDD to become primary (boot first) try to select your SATA HDD as devic first to boot..
-Take a look in your BIOS console to see if your primary boot device is connected and shown in the list.
-if yes then, bootsector on primary boot device is missing, and you might have to connect this HDD to a different computer and back your data up, and then connect it back to your computer and run the windows recovery. make sure you scan for bad sectors after your system is up and running.
-if no, then shut your computer off and groud yourself and take all the precautions for static and open the cabinet and make sure that your primary boot disk is securely connected to the motherboard and power connector is firmly connected to it (you can try switching the cables to see if its an issue with the cables, motherboard ports or power supply)
If you have you primary HDD set on Cable select, and the secondary HDD is set on anything other then Cable select (with the jumper settings on the back of the HDD) then there will be an error.. Also, if you primary is set to master/slave and the same for the secondary, it will cause problems.
Another thought, if one of your drives is SATA and the other IDE, if the IDE is set to master, there may be an issue as SATA HDD's will try to post as the master drive
Your computer cannot find The Hard-drive Or operating System.
Your Primary Hard Drive, is reporting an error.
Try changing the Jumper setting on this From Master To slave.
( jumper is amall plastic Block ) on back of drive.
Then set your CD/DVD To Master.
go into your BIOS and on the bottom of your screen there should be a (last good config) of (fail-safe config) value for one or=f the F1 to F12 buttons.
also. are you running a 4gb hdd??? or is that a typo? anyhow, XP REQUIRES 2GB at all times free if your hdd is running at less that that (cause its full) your boot up could be messed around. finally make sure that the little plug on your hdd is across the Master or cable select pins not the slave as this can cause probs too. good luck.