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Sec Slave?

By Maurice
Nov 14, 2004
  1. Can you help please?,I have been trying to read one line on the black boot-up window, but up to now,. I have not caught all of it in the two-three seconds, but now I see that it reads;-

    Auto detecting Sec Slave....not detected

    What is this "Sec Slave" & as it it is not detected, is it something that should be there & isn't??

    Thanks,Maurice :confused:
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hiya Maurice.

    I will try and explain what is happening don`t worry it`s not a problem with your computer.

    On your motherboard you have two IDE slots named Primary and Secondary.

    Your primary slot is usually where your hard drive is attached with your cd rom or or other drives attatched to the secondary.

    Normally you would only have upto four IDE devices attatched so for example you could have a hard drive and a dvd rewriter attatched to your primary and maybe a cd rewriter and dvd rom attatched to your secondary.

    All that you are seeing when you boot your computer is that there is nothing other than your hard drive attatched to your primary.

    This is quite normal and absolutely nothing to worry about.

    I hope this answers your concerns.

    Regards and best wishes Howard :grinthumb
     
  3. Maurice

    Maurice Banned Topic Starter Posts: 646

    Thanks Howard, you're a mate!, as I said, at the moment, small things are blown out out of proportion, perhaps when I have had my "op" my head will clear, glad you're on line a lot, you're the only one answering lately, perhaps you've been elected as my "minder"!

    Maurice
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19


    perhaps you've been elected as my "minder"!

    If that`s the case then that`s no problem to me lol [​IMG]

    Regards and best wishes mate Howard

    :grinthumb
     
  5. Maurice

    Maurice Banned Topic Starter Posts: 646

    Thanks, 'preciate that, I really do.
    [​IMG]
     
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