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Bios does not recognize my hard drive correctly, only recognizes the family (calypso).
it tries to boot but hangs in boot mode then it says slave hdd error,and carries on booting but only using primary, think the firmware is corrupted. can anyone help me found the firmware but not sure how to get it to the hard drive and reprogram please help thanks .

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  • GUNITJEAN Apr 07, 2008

    when i turn my computer doen't want to start at all with the Maxtor hard drive , it keep telling me error

  • ineedhelpplz Apr 09, 2008

    thanks for the heads up, but the pc has been running fine for bout 3 years with no probs then 1 morn woke up and it was like this, does any1 no how to reprogramme the firmware.

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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

Posted on Apr 09, 2008

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  • Dave MacPhee
    Dave MacPhee Apr 09, 2008

    ** I should expand that second statement.. If the primary drive is set to MASTER, and the secondary is set to MASTER, there will be problems.. Same if they are both set to SLAVE

  • Dave MacPhee
    Dave MacPhee Apr 09, 2008

    it is possible that the disk has gone bad..



    I would recommend downloading Seatools iso image and create a boot cd. It will run various diagnostics on your drive. Perhaps it can shed some light into this problem///

  • Dave MacPhee
    Dave MacPhee Apr 09, 2008

    If you prefer, here is an EXE File of Seagate diags for floppy disk use

  • Dave MacPhee
    Dave MacPhee Apr 10, 2008

    Well, I have found a like to your firmware.. But in order to repair it, you need to get special hardware/software.. The only other solution is to take it to a recovery place...

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