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Primary slave drive fails(black screen)

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  • brownekoffe Jul 02, 2008

    my computer has a an error message diskboot failure insert system disk press enter but dont have a disk for booting but can get into the bios screen what do ido next to get my computer working

  • Dave May 11, 2010

    This appears to be a warning generated by the PC BIOS. Are you able to continue booting to XP?



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The major problem is that it is telling me diskboot failure insert system disk press enter

Posted on Jul 02, 2008

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How do I reformat my harddrive using widows xp






You have to format a hard drive with a third party disk unless its a usb data drive
Restart your computer

During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup

Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS then using the arrow keys navigate to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd press escape then press f10 to save to cmos restart
note this will erase you operating system you will have to have an operating system disk to load it onto you hard drive or create a partition to load another operating system

note after you have loaded the operating system you should go back and change the first boot device to failsafe or optimised defaults

after windows has loaded
your computer will automatically restart it might restart 2 times one to finish the installation
the next will be because the operating system is loaded and will boot from your cd

during the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS using the arrow keys load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart

The BIOS is AMI. Under ADVANCED SETUP:
The options listed for 1st,2nd ,3rd Boot device include:
IDE0 means Pri master
IDE1 means Pri slave
IDE2 means Sec master
IDE3 means Sec slave


Hope it helps you

Apr 11, 2012 | Microsoft Windows XP Home for PC

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Booting a bootable Windows CD/DVD for a fresh installation when the boot order...


There have been several times that people have been stuck with a virus infected or a corrupt Windows Operating System and are finding it very difficult to get a fresh installation because of a boot order problem. It could also be a clean working Operating System but the user just wants a new one. The PC, whether laptop or desktop, could be a gift from a friend or one that they have been using for some time.

In the case of a gift from a friend, it could be that a forgotten password has been set in the bios and all has been done by the user to gain access but to no avail. There are also situations whereby the boot order is set alright to boot from CD/DVD but the PC just fails to boot from the CD. In these cases, even thought the bootable CD/DVD is in the drive, the PC just boots straight to the unwanted Operating System but you know that your CD/DVD drive works fine.

Here's what to do:
Obtain appropriate screw drivers and carefully remove the hard disk from the laptop or desktop. Now Obtain an appropriate external hard disk connector for the type of hard drive you have. In the case of a desktop hard disk, you could easily connect it as a slave hard drive in another available desktop by setting the jumper to the slave position (could be primary slave or secondary slave depending on the drives in the PC).

Try and backup any important files from the hard disk or from the partition with the Operation System in the case where more than one partition exists on the hard drive. When that is done, then you will need a Hard Disk or Partition Management Software like Windows Disk Management(which can be accessed by right-clicking on 'My Computer' and selecting 'Manage' and the 'Disk Management' in the resulting window). You can also use a third party software.

Now delete the partition and create a new Partition (Primary Partition). Then format the partition (NTFS file system recommended). When this is done, disconnect the hard disk and fix it back into the PC. Now you are ready to install a fresh Windows Operation System. Turn on the PC, Insert the bootable Operating System CD/DVD (e.g Windows XP) and there you go: your PC will automatically boot from the CD/DVD.

Wish you all the best.


on Dec 31, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Primary Hard Disk Drive 1 not found


It means your hard drive has probably lost it's boot sector.
What you can do is mount the drive as a slave drive in another system, if it locates it, because then it does not have to mount it as an operating sytem and boot, then you can copy your data from it so as not to lose it.

After that, then try running a diagnostic utility to ensure the drive is not damaged. If it shows the drive as OK to use, then try reformatting it and reinstalling the OS. A complete reformat will then write the correct track zero information to make it bootable again.

Usually however with that error depending on the size and type of drive it is toast and may or may not start a limited number of times to recover data to another drive.

You might also find with some SATA drives - turning the machine off and reseating the connections or cables will cause it to work again as they sometimes partially work loose and then the drive is not mountable.

Dec 26, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition English...

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Cant install no directions


if you mean to install an operating system
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
(note after you have loaded the operating system you must go back and change the first boot device to your hard drive)
The BIOS is AMI. Under ADVANCED SETUP:
The options listed for 1st,2nd ,3rd Boot device include:

IDE-0 means Pri master ?
IDE-1 means Pri slave ?
IDE-2 means Sec master ?
IDE-3 means Sec slave ?


hope this helps
don

Feb 25, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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My asus X80L laptop operating system has failed to log on or cannot be loaded. Is this mean that the operating system has been damaged or actually the hdd itself?


Probably the OS, try a safe mode boot or a restore install ( won't lose files), if that fails, then a full restore may be called for (will lose all files). Or you can pull the hard drive out, slave it to another computer with sata, test it and see if the drive is working and pull off all your data, back it up and reinstall and do a full install.

Jan 27, 2011 | ASUS Computers & Internet

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Cd burning


Usually when you get a 4300 error when you are writing to a disk it means one of two things.

1. The communication from the motherboard to the cd-rom is bad. Meaning a bad or loose cable connected to the cd-rom drive.

or

2. You have another cd-rom drive installed or another IDE device installed in your PC and they are both set up on Master or Slave and the operating system is having an issue sending the data to the right device.

If neither of these are YOUR issue, then I would take the CD-ROM drive out and check it on a friends/family member's pc to make sure it's not the drive itself.

Dec 13, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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I have a Sony Viao PCV v100g that will not boot to windows. It stops at the BIOS screen. It stops after detecting the secondry slave, which response is none.


I think you set both primary and secondary as "master" or both as "slave". That is, if you are using an IDE disk. Mostly, you can resolve this by entering BIOS setup and disable any non-working dis, given if the Windows partition is located on a healthy disk.

Aug 06, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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How do i use ubuntu fixing ntfs file system?


Use apt-get from the terminal to install the ntfsprogs package - sudo apt-get install ntfsprogs

Then you can use the tool ntfsfix from the terminal to attempt to repair a ntfs partition.

Example:
* unmount the drive if it's mounted already
sudo umount /dev/sda1 - read below for device naming info
then type: sudo ntfsfix /dev/sda1

Note:
A typical home pc or laptop has 2 or 4 IDE channels as follows:
  • ide0 = primary
  • ide1 = secondary
  • ide2 = tertiary
  • ide3 = quaternary
For example:
  • ide0 = primary master = hda
  • ide1 = primary slave = hdb
  • ide2 = secondary master = hdc
  • ide3 = secondary slave = hdd
  • sata0 = 1st sata device = sda
  • sata1 = 2nd sata device = sdb
and so on...
SCSI & SATA devices are listed as devices sda, sdb, sdc, sdd, sde, sdf, etc. in the /dev directory. Similarly, partitions on these disks can range from 1 to 16 and are also in the /dev directory.
Now each hard drive has 4 primary partitions (limit of PC x86 architecture). First partition is denoted by number 1. For example:
  • First partition : /dev/hda1
  • Second partition : /dev/hda2
  • Third partition : /dev/hda3
  • Fourth partition : /dev/hda4
  • sata0 device, 1st partition: /dev/sda1
  • sata1 device, 1st partition: /dev/sdb1
And so on.
You can run command fdisk -l (lowercase L) to display a list of partitions:

WARNING! These examples may result in data loss. Use fdisk command with caution as it can manipulate / overwrite your partition table.

Aug 05, 2008 | Canonical Ltd. Ubuntu

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Raid 5 failure


to recover your data is very easy. just slave your hdd to a system that is working fine and switch it on.after windows has succesfully loaded go to my computer you will see to hard drive.the slave hdd will be labelled B.double click on it go to my documents and copy all your filesand save it on your working hard drive.after copying make sure you remove the slave hard disk

Jan 31, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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Hard drive..


Using SATA, there is no Primary/Secondary Master/Slave connection. Each HDD is connected to One port straight. As for partitioning, you can either use Fdisk or you can boot straight from the Windows CD and create Partitions and load Windows.

Sep 11, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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