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Primary master hard disk error

When i boot up it said primary master hard disk error on bios setup dont reconize the Hd but on boot yes. i put other disk and this one was reconize. it means that the riginal one is damage or need to be formated?

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  • wilba63 May 30, 2008

    my motherboard is a asus kv8- mx and my hard drive a hitachi model ata/ide hds728080plat20 82.3gb .ihope this can help thanks

  • foru2004 Aug 15, 2008

    Hello,

    I have a HIS motherboard, Celeron 1.7 GHz.  I am trying to connect new SATA - 160 gb harddisk and make it primary.  If I connect the SATA harddisk only, the system does not detect it as primary, but secondary.  If I connect my old harddisk, it again detects the SATA harddisk as secondary. 

    Please advise.

  • mike block May 11, 2010

    if it is having trouble recognizing it in bios, you may just need to change the detection settings in bios. what kind of motherboard do you have? and what kind of hard drives are you using? some motherboards have a function to change the type of hdd detection (raid, eide, sata, ect.) it may just be set wrong. also, check jumper settings on the hdd's. ive seen that goof a couple little things up too. agent 10708

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I also need help
my motherboard cannot detect also my SATA harddisk
my Mother board is K8V-X but in boot options i see my harddisk
but in main menu no SATA..
so thats why i cannot reboot or reformat my pc

Posted on Jun 06, 2008

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http://www.abit.com.tw/page/en/motherboard/motherboard_detail.php?pMODEL_NAME=NF8-V&fMTYPE=Socket+754
You'll also need the program Adobe reader to view the manual. Adobe reader is a free download; http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/
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  2. Your IDE hard disk has bad serctors, since its P4, I estimate your drive to be 8 years or more. You may need to format the hard drive again and reinstall your OS (windows XP).
  3. IF your HD cannot be formated, or no amount of windows installation can be done on the disk, its time to replace it.
  4. Your IDE cannot be detected by the motherboard. check your BIOS configuration for proper hard disk setup.
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  6. Your IDE ribbon cable is bad.
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