PC won't boot, 3rd slave hard disk error.

By Sybren
Apr 18, 2012
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  1. Hi! First of all, I don't know for sure if this is the right topic. If not, I'm sorry!
    Since a few hours ago my pc won't completely boot.
    I'm getting a 3rd slave hard disk error. And in the bios it states this:
    Primary IDE Master: Not Detected
    Primary IDE Slave: Not Detected
    SATA 1: Optiarc DVD RW AD-

    I have a Asus P5KPL-AM IN/ROEM motherboard and I've got 0 knowledge about pc's :p
  2. ComputerGuy55

    ComputerGuy55 TS Maniac Posts: 380   +8

    If it is saying Disk 3 is having an error then I would either disconnect, or disable the 3rd drive. A bad drive could stall windows and prevent it from fully loading. Hopefully the 3rd drive is not the one with your OS on it.
  3. Sybren

    Sybren TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well I thinks it's the only disk I have, I've disconnected it reconnected it and my OS is on it. Should i reinstall windows?
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,189   +225

    The 3rd disc is the CD/DVD drive, not the hard drive. Disconnect it and see if the computer boots normally. If it does, replace the CD drive

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