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« on: September 14, 2003, 05:40:04 PM »

PLEASE SUPPLY RELEVANT INFORMATION:
Operating System Version:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Problem Application Name & Version: Version 2002 Service Pack 1
Problem Hardware Make & Model: AMD Duron(tm) Processor 1.19 GHz 240 MB RAM
Error Messages: Auto Deteccting Sec Master....Not detected, Auto Detecting Sec Slave.....Not Detected, Please insert boot disk.....error - disk invalid

One day after using the PC as normal, The PC refused to boot up as usuall and now only gives the above error message whenever it's turned on. No settings where changed in any way before this started to happen nor was any new hardware added. The computer always ends up asking for a boot disk after these error messages and even once I put that in it gives the same error message, and refuses to enter Windows XP. Only 1 times out of 20, it will occasionally enter Windows straight away, but once it's turned off, it will only start up by chance, most of the time giving the error messages. The few times I do manage to get onto Windows, I have already run an updated virus program several times but it detects no problems.

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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2003, 04:13:33 PM »

Hi,

Sounds like it is having difficulty recognizing your hard drive.
If you feel comfortable doing this, check the ribbon cable going to your hard drive and both ends (on drive and on motherboard) to make sure it is well attached. Also verify the power connector going to the hard drive.
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