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Hard Disk Crashed!!!! HELP

By sparkleanimesh ยท 6 replies
Jan 4, 2006
  1. Someone plzz help..
    Here is wat happnd. There were two hard disks connected to my pc and both were running fine until I connected another hard disk of my frnd's removing the previous secondary hard disk. And that's it!!! I am not able to boot from my primary hard disk at all!!

    Just before booting it shows a message "Primary Master Drive Fails". I changed the IDE cables and did all permutations but to watever slot (Primary master/slave or Secondary Master/slave) i connect the hard disk. it just shows the same message and boots from any other available drive.

    I have some real important data and I am in trauma of missing all of them..
    Please provide some solution and tell me if you wanna kno some more details..

    Thanks in advance.
  2. snboarder113

    snboarder113 TS Rookie Posts: 18

    definitely going to need computer specs operatying system... any info you have
  3. Gandalph

    Gandalph TS Rookie

    Just a thought, have you set the jumpers correctly(ie master/slave)? Was the old configuration a RAID 0?
  4. sparkleanimesh

    sparkleanimesh TS Rookie Topic Starter

    of course. the jumpers in both disks are properly set.
  5. Gandalph

    Gandalph TS Rookie

    Then I refer to my second question, was the original hard drive setup a RAID configuration of any sort?

    If you connect only your original hard drive, will it boot then?
  6. Physiomatt

    Physiomatt TS Rookie

    Try connecting only the power cable w/out the IDE and see if your disk still spins up...if it doesn't you may have fried it (try smelling it to see if you can detect a short in the electronics) while you were trying to install your new HDD. I just did this exact thing, but drove myself crazy for days trying everything to fix settings/BIOS/cables etc. before finally accepting that it was toast.

    I really hope this isn't the case for you. Good luck!
  7. rockzz

    rockzz TS Rookie


    hey man to solve your problems try your hardisk to other pc if it works. just slave it to the other pc of your friends
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