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BuyDell

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     Does this just mean the HD is not responsing...? I checked all connections and they seem fine. HD is over 10 years old...

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    Re: On Bootup It says Primary Drive Failed Slave Drive failed.....
    « Reply #1 on: July 11, 2010, 03:21:38 PM »
    Probably the HD, but you should try another device (HD or CD-ROM) in the motherboard IDE connector to make sure the motherboard controller hasn't failed.  If more than 1 device on IDE cable, the failure of 1 will cause the error you see.

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    Re: On Bootup It says Primary Drive Failed Slave Drive failed.....
    « Reply #2 on: July 11, 2010, 03:22:34 PM »
    check if your cable is back my using another ata/sata cable and chack if you have the right jumper settings

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      Re: On Bootup It says Primary Drive Failed Slave Drive failed.....
      « Reply #3 on: July 11, 2010, 03:28:03 PM »
      Jumper setting were never changed....

      Cable checks good...

      Thank you

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      Re: On Bootup It says Primary Drive Failed Slave Drive failed.....
      « Reply #4 on: July 11, 2010, 03:43:48 PM »
      HD is over 10 years old...

      That is old for a hard drive.

      Quote from: BluerjB
      using another ata/sata cable

      If it's over 10 years old it won't have a SATA cable attached to it.

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        Re: On Bootup It says Primary Drive Failed Slave Drive failed.....
        « Reply #5 on: July 21, 2010, 06:41:51 AM »
        Probably the HD, but you should try another device (HD or CD-ROM) in the motherboard IDE connector to make sure the motherboard controller hasn't failed.  If more than 1 device on IDE cable, the failure of 1 will cause the error you see.

         The other devices work. Here is what I have found. I disconnected each HD individually and it still doesn't find the other HD. AS a matter of fact, when I go into the BIOS and the setup menu, it shows you the order in which it will boot. And it tell you the name/make of each device. But under IDE HD is says none, as if there aren't there...One of the HDs is only 2 years old.

         Any other suggestions...?

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        Re: On Bootup It says Primary Drive Failed Slave Drive failed.....
        « Reply #6 on: July 21, 2010, 10:46:20 AM »
        The other devices work. Here is what I have found. I disconnected each HD individually and it still doesn't find the other HD. AS a matter of fact, when I go into the BIOS and the setup menu, it shows you the order in which it will boot. And it tell you the name/make of each device. But under IDE HD is says none, as if there aren't there...
        Not enough info.
        1.  IDE cables:  40-conductor or 80-conductor?
        2.  Jumper settings:  CS-Cable Select. MS-Master. SL-Slave
        http://www.mikeshardware.com/howtos/howto_connect_ide_hd.html

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        Re: On Bootup It says Primary Drive Failed Slave Drive failed.....
        « Reply #7 on: July 21, 2010, 11:29:59 AM »
        The other devices work. Here is what I have found. I disconnected each HD individually and it still doesn't find the other HD. AS a matter of fact, when I go into the BIOS and the setup menu, it shows you the order in which it will boot. And it tell you the name/make of each device. But under IDE HD is says none, as if there aren't there...One of the HDs is only 2 years old.

         Any other suggestions...?

        When you disconnected each hard drive (as described), did you place the remaining hard drive on the end of the connecting cable?
        This is why we can't have nice things.

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          Re: On Bootup It says Primary Drive Failed Slave Drive failed.....
          « Reply #8 on: July 21, 2010, 12:21:49 PM »
          When you disconnected each hard drive (as described), did you place the remaining hard drive on the end of the connecting cable?

           No i didn't. I will try that !