[Gllug] Hard disk fail

Dylan dylan at dylan.me.uk
Fri May 30 23:20:36 UTC 2003

On Friday 30 May 2003 23:57, Mark Preston wrote:
> Hi  all,
> My dual boot desktop machine is failing to boot and gives the following
> error messages:-
> "Primary IDE channel no 80 conductor cable installed"
> "Primary master hard disk fail"
> This computer has been running Windows 98 and Mandrake 9.0 (previously 7.2)
> without any problems for quite a while. It recently emitted a "failed
> to write to the hard disk error" but seemed to be working O.K. previous to
> the above boot problem.
> Any advice on how to go about rectifying these problems, and avoiding
> future recurrences would be very welcome.

Have you tried a different IDE cable? or just checking the current one is 
clean and properly seated?

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