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Secondary hard disk drive 0,1 not not found at bootup[dell pc]

Question: Secondary hard disk drive 0,1 not not found at bootup[dell pc]

Secondary hard disk drive 0,1 not not found at bootup[dell pc]

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hi guys this happened to me a few months back.
this morning i tried everything...nothing works,....well this is what happen.
--everytime i reboot i get
;"secondary hard disk drive 0 not found"
;"secondary hard disk drive 1 not found"
if i press F1 it works normally,also i can see the drives listed at my computer labeled correctly,if i turn off pc ,and then, turn on pc everything is ok.,,but at every reboot i have this black screen booting problm.
myp is a dell dimension 8200,xp pro/sp3 768 rdram.
-in device manager everything looks correct..

thanks

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Answer: Secondary hard disk drive 0,1 not not found at bootup[dell pc]

Sounds like you have an option in your BIOS to 'halt at everything.' Meaning if there is anything missing or possibly wrong with the system your BIOS will stop making the user press F1 so that they notice was is wrong (or possibly wrong).

If nothing is wrong with the system then just choose the option of 'halt on nothing' or something similar in your BIOS.

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I have a dell inspirion 9100 and I just recently installed a new dvd-ram drive because the old dvd-rw died...
I have a pioneer dvr-k16 and when I boot up it stalls for like 30 seconds now and then flashes "secondary hard disk drive 0 not found". Windows starts up like normal and my drive works, although I've only watched movies so far and haven't tried burning anything. How do I get the error message to go away? I've tried going into setup and that doesn't seem to help anything because I don't know what to do in there. I keep reading on other threads that you have to change the slave to cs or something like that but I have no clue as to how to do any of that or if that would even alleviate my situation. Maybe just a dirty computer? I do have two cats and I have fur balls floating all over the place that I can't seem to get rid of...that's a whole seperate issue of course. HELP?
thanks
 

Answer:secondary hard disk drive 0 not found on a dell laptop what do I do?

The bios in your laptop was set up to use your old drive, the specs on your new drive will be different.

First off, have a look at the drive you took out to see if it was set to master, slave, or cable select. To do this, have a look at the back end of the drive near the connector for the jumper setting, then make sure your new drive is set the same.

Then you need to go into the bios and look for any options to scan for hard drives (this will scan for optical drives too). You need to make sure its set to your new drive and not your old one.

If you don't know how to do any of this the your manual will help, if you don't have it you can probably download one from dell.

If you still have problems then let me know and i will do my best to help further.
 

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I have a Dell Dimension 8100 - Windows XP, with a cd-rom, and a cdrw.
When I start the computer up, I get a message saying
" Secondary Hard Disk Drive 1 Not Found"
"Press f1 to continue, or f2 to enter setup".
If I go to setup, both drives show up and are listed as
"auto".
when I press f1, the boot continues, and xp starts up, with my cdrw not showing up. I then restart the computer, and it loads up again with both drives showing up and working fine.
This only happens on computer start up - restarts are fine.
I have tried two different cdrws to insure that it is not a problem with the drive itself.
Any ideas?
 

Answer:Secondary Hard Disk Drive Not Found

First off if the hard drive you added is on teh same channel(i.e. the same cable) then make sure that the jumpers on teh back of the drives are set correctly. Make the harddrive master and the cd-rw slave.
 

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Hi,I just installed a new game on my Dell Optiplex GX150 and was an hour or so into playing it when the computer froze, and the CD drive span really fast making a very loud noiseHaving no option other than to do a cold reboot the computer was restarted windows and didnt recognise the CD drive. Pressing eject didnt do anything whilst  windows was still loading in DOS or after windows had loadedI scheduled a CHKDSK/F for the next time  the computer restarted and restarted it. After CHKDSK had completed  it found no errors, but the CD drive still wasnt recognisedAfter a warm reboot this screen came up before windows was loaded:>some bios and pc info<Dell Optiplex GX150Copyright dell 200xSecondary hard drive disk 0 not foundStrike F1 to continue, F2 for the setup utility after pressing F1 windows started to load but the disk still in the CD drive starting spinning with a loud buzzing noise and the computer got no further.I dont have the WinXP boot CD and it proboably wouldnt work anywayMy best guess is damaged/corrupted system files but I got no furtherPlease help meeee!

Answer:Secondary hard disk drive 0 not found (!?)

When you go to the F2 Setup screen what do you see in terms of listed drives?There is only one hard drive and the one CDROM?If so, then Primary hard drive should be listed in the Primary IDE section and the secondary drive there should be listed as NONE.Ditto for the CDROM on the secondary channel.Have you made any hardware changes? Has the computer been recently moved or monkeyed with?

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hi guys this happened to me a few months back.
this morning i tried everything...nothing works,and i i remember there is a person from dell here at the forum....well this is what happen.
--everytime i reboot i get
;"secondary hard disk drive 0 not found"
;"secondary hard disk drive 1 not found"
if i press F1 it works normally,also i can see the drives listed at my computer labeled correctly,if i turn off pc ,and then, turn on pc everything is ok.,,but at every reboot i have this black screen booting problm.
myp is a dell dimension 8200,xp pro/sp3 768 rdram.
-in device manager everything looks correct..

thanks
 

Answer:Secondary hard disk drive 0,1 not not found at boot up

ok i swapped ide cables with hard drives..it does reboot properly
it is read in bios.
only problem is that cd/dvd player doesn't "play"..is recognize in device manager..but plays nothing.
-dvd burner,plays record no prolem.
 

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I dropped my laptop and when inturned it back on i got the error code: internal hard disk drive not found, try reseat the drive. No bootable devices - strike f1 to retry boot, f2 for setup utility. Press f5 to run on board diagnostics. I pressed f5 and error code 2000-0413 lcd cable not detected came up. I have taken out my hard drive and placed it back in and this still does not help.

Answer:Hard disk drive not found Dell N3050

Try putting the drive in an external caddy and connect to another machine or open a desktop machine and connect the drive direct to a spare sata port to see if it can be rcognised.

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I receive the following message on start up: "Internal hard disk drive not found, to resolve this issue, try to reseat the drive"
I ran the PSA test and all seem to be working good, also, the HDD and SD are seen in the BIOS menu. 
Please advice what to do?

Answer:Internal hard disk drive not found Dell XPS 9530

have you checked this thread? Does it help?
en.community.dell.com/.../19528713

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It says please reseat drive. I replaced my old hard drive and my new hard drive was working for 3 days. Then it came out with the same issue my old hard drive had. Please help, I don't want to buy a third hard drive

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1440 no hard disk drive found

If you installed a 7 mm drive, you likely need a spacer to ensure  it connects in place of the original drive, which is 9.5 mm in height.
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100 GB hard drive worked well. One day - it stopped.
"Primary hard disk drive 0 not found
No bootable devices..."

No disks in BIOS are shown now

Same story couple months before that was with another 80GB harddisk.
Several files on drive C (FAT) though were corrupted (CHKDSK corrected that)


"Fun" is:
1) Harddisk works fine if placed into desktop PC, no problems with any diagnostics
2) laptop works fine with small size old 4 GB harddrive

Harddrive connector problem???? BIOS problem with nonstandard size harddisks (DELL sold this notebook only with 60 GB max). Old not supported firmware ?

Dell Customer Support after several diagnoistics by phone only suggested to buy ane more disk and check. But I afraid that most probably it will not work

Somethig similar was here (but guy does not respond)
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Q_21865448.html
 

Answer:Dell Laptop: Primary hard disk drive 0 not found

Calculus said:



Harddrive connector problem???? BIOS problem with nonstandard size harddisks (DELL sold this notebook only with 60 GB max). NEW not supported firmware ?
QUOTE]

...or "time bomb" - all that happened 4 years after laptop production when all warranties ended! )))
Also, I can not upgrade BIOS because it is latest buildClick to expand...


 

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Hello ..This is for my friend who has a dell inspiron 1525.We have done what it says and reseated the hard drive, but we are still getting this message.I have ran the diagnostics test, and confirmed the the drive is not being detected in the BIOSWe have tryed to reseat the drive a few times but without any luck..Is there anything else we could try, but luck is not on our side at the moment as we have no other laptop we can try this drive on.I was wondering what might have caused this, ryan my friend says he had fallen asleep and had left the laptop on for about 10 hours  , it was buried in the bed, so could over heating have caused this

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F1 reboot not working....
Please helo

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so i was told to buy a sata data and power combo cable and connect the hard drive to my desktop but i don't know what to do after that, is there a certain web site i go to to fix this problem or reformat it is a dell inspiron 1545 and i have windows vista please help
 

Answer:Dell laptop says internal hard disk drive not found and no bootable devices

Can you say what happened to your pc, does it boot into Windows?
What do you want to do with the SATA cable you have bought?
 

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Small problem,
I had two DVD ROM on my pc; I removed one of the ROM set the jumpers to Master on the drive that I left in. However, when I start the pc, a message pops saying "Secondary Drive 1 not Found Press F1 or F2" I am not sure what to do. I have gone into the BIOS but all I see on the secondary drive is "Unknown Device" and I can not disable this. Any ideas? help/input if you can.
TY
 

Answer:Secondary Disk Drive 1 not found

In the Bios for the secondary drive you have to change the setting to none or auto.
 

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Hi all,
 
I am attempting to install Win7 in an Inspiron 1545 with a new SATA hard drive that was purchased. When i insert the drive, I get "Internal Hard Disk Drive Not Found." I have verified the drive is not showing in the BIOS, I've already attempted to reseat the drive several times. In addition, I've attempted to load the chipset drivers, SATA drivers, etc from Dells website, the drive still does not show in the OS install when booting to DVD or in bios.
I dont believe it to be an issue with the new drive, as I plugged the new drive into another model Dell laptop and it recognizes the drive fine in BIOS, also I can still boot to the previous hard drive in this laptop without issue when i plug it back in.
Is there a specific driver, etc that I need to use for the drive to be recognized or other thoughts people have?

Answer:Inspiron 1545- replacing hard drive, new SATA drive not found "Internal Hard Disk Drive Not Found

This is strange - either the new hard drive has a rare compatibility issue with your onboard controller (I use a 500Gbyte in my 1545 without probs)) or it is a mechanical problem.I would take a close look at the physical dimensions and compare your original hdd with the new one.Watch the video (even though it's about a 1525 (similar to an 1545) and an SSD hdd) -  go to 2:20

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Hi

My computer keeps rebooting continually. I get as far as the windows logo, see the BSOD for a split second and then it reboots again.

I changed the boot up order to boot from Cd rom and have been into the XP recovery console. However, the only way I can get it to ecognise my hard drive, is if I hit F6 and specify my hard disk drives. When I choose S for my own drivers it errors on one of the files. If I use windows drivers, none are selected.

The problem is that if i dont specify any, it doesnt find my hard disk drives. Is this normal and how do I fix it?

Answer:No hard disk drives found at bootup

Hi, Karen.

You said in your post that you get as far as the Windows logo. If you're seeing that, your computer is definitely seeing your hard drive (using a "normal" IDE drive, you should not have to press F6 to load a driver during the Windows installaion). Your problem lies elsewhere.

Have you tried going into safe mode? Boot your PC, and just before you see the first Windows screen, press the F8 key two or three times. You should get a menu with boot options. Select Safe Mode and see if you can at least get into Windows.

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I am operating a Dell Dimension 4300 using Win XP. I have 2 hard drives one that came with the pc & one I added several months ago. Everything was working fine until recently when I boot up I immediately get a black screen saying:
"Secondary hadr drive 0 not found. Strike F1 key to continue, F2 to run set up utility"

I have gone into the set up utility but really do not see what I am supposed to do there. Also, my CR-ROM/DVD is not working. It is not recognized by the operating system at all - does not appear anymore in "My Computer" or in "Device Manager".

Could the 2 problems be related? What's the fix? Thanks.
 

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Hi,

We are running windows xp, when we turn the computer on it gives us a message secondary hard drive not found press f1 to continue or f2 to enter setup We don't have a secondary hard drive. Any ideas how to fix this??

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Need some help please. When I start the computer I get the message "secondary hard 1 not found" with options to go to set up or start. On start the computer starts normally but without either the DVD or CD being recognised. The secondary hard disk works normally. Before I take the computer to have it repaired, has anyone got any idea what may be wrong?? Thanks

Answer:Secondary Hard drive 1 not found

Are you actually saying the cd/dvd drive is missing from My ComputerCan you insert a disc and does it work ?Do you get any error codes ?Missing cd/dvd drives can be associated with the removal of burning software such as Nero/Roxio/Media Creator/Sonic etcRestore Missing CD/Dvd DrivesMissing cd/dvd driveIf it is showing an error code, 10, 39, etc., delete the drive.Then follow these directions for clearing the Upper/Lower Filters: (might want to print this out)1. Click on Start --> Run --> and type in 'regedit' followed by the enter key2. Expand the "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" key (looks like a folder) by double clicking it (or3. clicking the "+" next to it.)4. Expand the "SYSTEM" Key5. Expand the "CurrentControlSet" Key6. Expand the "Control" Key7. Expand the "Class" Key8. Please look for a key containing the following string of letter and numbers:{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}9. High light this key by left clicking once on it10. On the right hand side you are looking for "UpperFilters" and "LowerFilters" under the "Name" column, once you find these please delete them by right clicking on them and choosing "delete"11. Please exit the registry by clicking on the "X" in the top right hand corner of the screenReboot your computer

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i`m so new to all this so i hope someone can help me.....turned on my computer this morning to find that my secondary hard disc drive cannot be found....press F1 to continue or F2 to go into bios to fix it.....i went in there only to find out i dont know what i`m looking at.....i ended up finding out that it needs to be enabled...but how.....then later it all dissappeared...lol...i`m going crazy....how can i get my computer to find this disc drive?
 

Answer:secondary hard disc drive not found

Welcome to TSG
BIOS setups are not all the same but usually what you are looking for is in the "Main" heading. Look for something that says Primary IDE master, Primary IDE Slave, Secondary IDE Master, Secondary IDE Slave.

Where the "missing" hard drive should be located in the above scheme depends how it is actually hooked up. If it's on the same cable as your main drive it probably would be the Primary slave. (not sure what you meant by secondary).

The drive may have died but the most common problem is just the cable is loose. Are you comfortable checking that inside the case.
 

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I,m new to the computer world but the guy at best buy said i would be able to install my a cd player on my own when i was finish the the computer screen was blue with an error message that had alot of numbers that i dont know anything about so then i restarted the computer now it says primary hard disk along with the secondary hard disk not found
 

Answer:Primary hard drive not found and secondary

Probably unplugged the ide cable (the flat ribbon cable that is likely gray in color) from the motherboard. Check to make sure your cables are plugged in and secure and try agian.
 

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I had a massive crash on my desk to HP m9000.  I downloaded a recovery disk only to find that a secondary hard drive had been renamed to c:.  There appears to still be a boot drive listed but does not do anything.  How can I rename the seondary drive back to e: where it belongs?  Has C: drive been damaged beyond recoveryI am running AVG free virus protection but the e-mail scanning quit a couple days before the crask.  HELP!!!!

Answer:HP m9000 crashed,used recovery disk, found secondary drive relabeled as c: Help!

Where did this recovery CD get DLoaded from ? ?

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Answer:"Hard Drive Was Not Found" on bootup.

FWIW: Black Screen (fixmbr) - http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;314503 I'd run the fixmbr command from the XP Recovery Console, as a first step.Then...I would run the chkdsk /r command on that boot partition/drive, since it seems that you have some drive problems.Louis

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I originally made a thread here: http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,134564.0.htmlThere I stated how two partitions on my hard drive disappear on reboot.  I can make them reappear, but it's a pain bringing up the disk manager every reboot.Well I followed the posted guide and here is my logs. Thanks in advance for any helpADW Cleaner Logs# AdwCleaner v2.008 - Logfile created 11/20/2012 at 08:29:26# Updated 17/11/2012 by Xplode# Operating system : Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (64 bits)# User : Jesse - THEBEAST# Boot Mode : Normal# Running from : C:\Users\Jesse\Downloads\adwcleaner.exe# Option [Search]***** [Services] ********** [Files / Folders] ********** [Registry] *****Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{79FB5FC8-44B9-4AF5-BADD-CCE547F953E5}***** [Internet Browsers] *****-\\ Internet Explorer v9.0.8112.16421[OK] Registry is clean.-\\ Mozilla Firefox v16.0.2 (en-US)Profile name : default File : C:\Users\Jesse\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\6ppfvw8z.default\prefs.js[OK] File is clean.*************************AdwCleaner[R1].txt - [778 octets] - [20/11/2012 08:29:26]########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner[R1].txt - [837 octets] ##########Malwarebytes LogMalwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.65.1.1000www.malwarebytes.orgDatabase version: v2012.11.20.02Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 NTFSInternet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421Jesse :: THEBEAST [administrator]11/20/2012 8:34:13 AMmbam-log-2012-11-20 (08-34-13).txtScan type: Quick scanScan options enabled: Memory ... Read more

Answer:Hard drive partitions not found on bootup.

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OS: Windows  64-bit (SP1)CPU: i7-2600kRAM: 8 GBVideo:GeForce GTX 580Hard drive: 1 TB (Divided into 5 partitions)Recently I be leave I was attacked by a virus.  But I'm not sure how to undo it's handiwork.  I noticed a few hours after my computer suddenly restarted that two of my listed drives where not showing in Explorer and could not open any program I had installed in the one would not install, as well as any associated icons being set to the default one.While checking with Disk Management showed the space was not formatted.  But as I found out, certain programs would recognize they where still there (such as a partition management program I downloaded to help repair the problems which it found none) and that if I clicked More Actions->Rescan Disks, they suddenly show up fine (Icons are still messed up though). Though if I restart they are gone again.It's like Windows 7 has been told not to scan for them at boot.Does anyone have any hints as to how I can resolve this problem?  And feel free to ask about any info I might of neglected to tell.Also I have run a virus scan as of late and killed the ones it found. But there could always be ones it missed.

Answer:Hard drive partitions not found on bootup.

Please follow the instructions in the following link and post your logs in the thread you create (NOT in this thread): http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,46313.0.html

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Hello. I am working with The 15" Inspiron 3542 laptop and when I went to turn it on this morning, an all black screen came up and this message was written in small white letters near the top,

"internal hard disk drive not found
to resolve this issue, try to reset the drive. No bootable devices--strike F1 to retry boot, F2 enter Setup Menu, F5 enter PSA"
Please help. Thanks,

-Brandon

Answer:HELP - DELL INSPIRON 3542 "Internal hard disk drive not found..."

Hi Brandon,
Welcome to the Dell Community Forum.
Turn on the system, at startup or at Dell logo tap F2 to open BIOS. In the BIOS screen, check what is listed for fixed HDD. If the HDD size is not listed, try reseating the HDD & check if it helps. Refer to the link below for the service manual.
http://bit.ly/1iFkWZz
Reply with your findings to proceed further.

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500 GB secondary Hard disk (D Drive) : 4 in 1 Acer One 10 touch screen Laptop. The 500 GB secondary hard disk and all data on it is detected correctly at the start of laptop. But any opened application or file which is saved on this Hard Disk keeps on closing frequently often unsaved. These need to be opened again and again. It appears as if the secondary Hard Drive goes into sort of sleep mode. The Key board keeps functioning correctly. What could be the recovery from it? No such problem occurs with primary 32 GB hard disk.

Answer:500 GB secondary Hard disk (D Drive) : 4 in 1 Acer...

Is it a USB external hard drive? What model? What program are you using to open, close, save files? Jack E/NJ

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Hi all, I am in need of installing a second disk drive for my ThinkCentre E53 10AS. I read the manual, which has instructions on replacing the disk drive - it does mention that in order to install a second disk drive, to follow these same instructions! Of course, it would not be an identical process. For example, there are 3 SATA plugs on the mother board, SATA1, SATA2 (both red), and SATA3 (yellow). SATA1 is plugged into the HDD. There is a box connected to the power button, that has two buttons on the back. SATA power and SATA data. The SATA power is connected to the HDD and the motherboard via a 4-wire cable. The SATA data is connected to the HDD via a ribbon SATA cable.  So, if I want to install a second HDD, do I use a SATA plug to connect it to the yellow SATA 3 plug?  Does the fact that the plug is yellow mean anything? And finally, I have looked everywhere, but cannot figure out what the max HDD capacity would be for a secondary drive? I bought a WD Red 3TB. Hopeful it works? Any advice is greatly appreciated! 

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500 GB secondary Hard disk (D Drive) : 4 in 1 Acer One 10 touch screen Laptop. The 500 GB secondary hard disk and all data on it is detected correctly at the start of laptop. But any opened application or file which is saved on this Hard Disk keeps on closing frequently often unsaved. These need to be opened again and again. It appears as if the secondary Hard Drive goes into sort of sleep mode. The Key board keeps functioning correctly. What could be the recovery from it? No such problem occurs with primary 32 GB hard disk.

Answer:500 GB secondary Hard disk (D Drive) : 4 in 1 Acer...

Is it a USB external hard drive? What model? What program are you using to open, close, save files? Jack E/NJ

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Dell optiplex GX110
P3 800
On boot up, I periodically get a warning that the secondary hard drive is not recognized and to press F1 to boot or F2 to go into setup.
There is no second hard drive installed.

Any recommendations?

It's 10 years old.....reflash the bios?
A new cmos battery was installed 2 years ago....try another new battery?
ignore it and continue booting till what ever is wrong disables the computer?
Time to replace the computer?
Other?
 

Answer:Dell not recognizing secondary hard drive warning

I would try another cmos battery, no sense in giving up now, those old gx's are bullet proof.

I would not attempt a bios flash unless it is a last resort. Last bios version from Dell is A09

http://support.dell.com/support/dow...bIndex=&scanSupported=False&scanConsent=False

Does that have a socket or Slot processor?

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As my computer has become increasingly unstable I intend to use the manufacturer's restore discs and start again from scratch. I have a secondary hard disk installed which is used exclusively for data storage. I do not wish to lose this data (most of it is backed up on CD/DVD but it would be a real hassle to reload and reorganise it all).

When I reinstall Windows will it ignore the secondary drive and just reformat to the C: drive?

Being of a nervous disposition I thought of disconnecting the secondary drive before the reinstall and reconnecting after I had got the main drive sorted. What will happen on reconnecting the secondary drive? Will all data still be intact and accessible?
 

Answer:Disconnecting and reconnecting secondary hard disk drive

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Hi all, I am in need of installing a second disk drive for my ThinkCentre E53 10AS. I read the manual, which has instructions on replacing the disk drive - it does mention that in order to install a second disk drive, to follow these same instructions! Of course, it would not be an identical process. For example, there are 3 SATA plugs on the mother board, SATA1, SATA2 (both red), and SATA3 (yellow). SATA1 is plugged into the HDD.
 
There is a box connected to the power button, that has two buttons on the back. SATA power and SATA data. The SATA power is connected to the HDD and the motherboard via a 4-wire cable. The SATA data is connected to the HDD via a ribbon SATA cable. 
 
So, if I want to install a second HDD, do I use a SATA plug to connect it to the yellow SATA 3 plug? 
 
Does the fact that the plug is yellow mean anything?
 
And finally, I have looked everywhere, but cannot figure out what the max HDD capacity would be for a secondary drive? I bought a WD Red 3TB. Hopeful it works?
 
Any advice is greatly appreciated! 
 
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Answer:ThinkCentre (E53): need to install as secondary hard disk drive

According to the hardware maintenance manual for the E73, the two motherboard SATA connectors (which you say are red) are SATA3 which supports 6GB/s.  The third one (which you say is yellow) is SATA2 which supports 3GB/s.
 
Sinc you've bought a SATA3 drive, you should use the second red SATA3 connector to get maximum performance out of it.  Be sure you use a SATA3 data cable and not a SATA2 data cable, as that's part of the requirement to get SATA3 performance.
 
As far as drive capacity goes, there's no hardware limit pertaining to your E73.  However there IS a consideration depending on the fact that your drive is larger than 2TB.  In order for a new drive to be usable, it must be "partitioned" and "formatted with a file system".  And in order to use a drive larger than 2TB the partitioning technique must be GPT, and not MBR.
 
You can partition the new drive to have one or more partitions, but if you mistakenly use MBR as the partitioning technique only 2TB of the drive will be visible and usable for partitions.  And there will be a maximum of four "primary" partitions (or a maximum of three "primary" partitions and any number of "logical" partitions).  The extra 1TB of your new 3TB drive will be invisible and unusable.  And the largest MBR partition is also limited to 2TB.
 
In contrast, if you partition the drive using GPT (which is the modern partitioning method that is recommended), this method supports drives... Read more

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Hello.
I seem to be having problems with the consistent connectivity of my hard drive that I have recovered from my laptop (320 GB Hitachi HTS545032B9A300 ATA Device). I am using a desktop currently. I have completely formatted it and occasionally check it for bad sectors yet the problem persists that usually when I download file onto the drive or use of items on the drive, the process would freeze up and the drive would disconnect.

My primary disk drive is run on a solid state drive (MKNSSDCR90GB ATA Device) and works normally.

I do not think it may be a connectivity issue as I have made sure the power connector and the data connector are firmly snug in the laptop hard drive.

I'm not entirely sure on how to recreate the issue as it happens uncontrollably when I'm either using some files or downloading some files onto the drive.

Thank you for taking the time to read into this issue of mine. I can provide more information if necessary.
 

Answer:Solved: Secondary Hard Disk Drive occasionally disconnects.

Sounds like a faulty drive. You can test it with the disk utilities available from the drive manufacturer. Run the short and long test. If either test has errors or fails, the drive is faulty. But based on your description, the drive is faulty. Time for a replacement.
 

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Hi Geeks,

My Secondary hard drive has just disappeared and is not available in the BIOS or in Disk management.
This occurred immediately after installing Android SDK (on the drive in question)
An error message popped up in the tooltray with a write delay notification, I ignored it (regretfully) and proceeded with the last step of the SDK which was ADB restart (or something similar) which had failed.
After this, the drive had disappeared from my computer and it's nowhere to be seen.

The drive in question is a 750 GB SATA.

If anyone can help me with this I'll buy you a coffee.

Thanks very much.

-Vin
 

Answer:Secondary Hard Drive Dissapeared: Not Recognised in BIOS or Disk Management.

Sorted!!!
 

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Hi folks,

I was working on my pc the other day when it kind of locked up on me. No combo of key strokes could resolve it, so I was forced to do a hard reboot by pressing and holding the power button until it shut off. When I hit power to bring it back up, I saw the Dell splash screen with the options for F2 (setup) and F12(boot menu), then I heard 6 clicks, a short pause, then 2 more clicks. Shortly after I get the message:

SATA Primary hard disk drive 0 failure
Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility

I press F1 and got a message saying that it could not find the boot sector.

I tried hooking this drive up as a slave with a known good hard drive as the master, but I hear the same clicking and it doesn't work. The drive is a Western Digital WD2500JS. I went to their website and downloaded a diagnostic ISO file and put it onto CD and loaded it into the drive and booted up. After a few minutes of no data on the screen it came up with this message:

"Unable to locate the License Agreement file, DLGLICE.txt!!!

Please make sure that the License Agreement file is located in the same path as DLGDIAG.EXE"

I put the disk into another computer and checked the contents of the disk. There are only 5 files:
DLGDIAG5.EXE
DLGDIAG.txt
DLGLICE.txt
IBMBIO.COM
IBMDOS.COM

The first file is not a typo, there is a 5 at the end of the filename. Maybe if I corrected this first before burning to disk? but how to do this and still have it be ... Read more

Answer:SATA hard disk drive 1 failure on bootup

Download a Linux ISO (Ubuntu, Mint, Knoppix are all OK) and
create a live CD to boot with and transfer your files to an external source.

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Hi, 
I have a Dell XPS 15 9530 and I'm getting this message when I try to boot it up:
internal hard disk drive not found
to resolve this issue, try reseat the drive
No bootable devices--strike F1 to retry boot, F2 enter setup Menu, F5 enter PSA.
The drive shows up in the setup menu under mSATA. I have ran all the test in the ePSA Pre-boot System assessment. All the test pass, including the Hard Drive 0 test. Has mentioned in the message I have tried reseating my drive, with no success unfortunately.
I do not know what else to do.

Answer:Dell XPS 15 - internal hard disk not found message when booting

Do you have a single, mSATA drive, or an mSATA drive (32G, usually), plus a 2.5" hard drive?
If you have the 32+hard drive setup, it sounds like the hard drive has failed -- you'll need to replace that and reload everything (the OS is stored on the hard drive - the mSATA drive is just a cache).

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Hi, After turning on my laptop I am getting an error message, "Internal hard disk drive not found". No bootable devices.
I've turned it off, unplugged, removed battery, unplugged/re plugged disk and rebooted but that didn't do it.
I ran the ePSA prebiotic assessment. Everything ok, EXCEPT it tells me my hard drive is not installed.
F2 Set Up>Boot:
Fast boot enabled
Boot list option UEFI
Secure boot enabled
Load legacy option disabled
Boot option #1 onboard NIC ( IPv6)
Boot option #2 onboard NIC (IPv4)
Anyone experiencing this and found a solution that works?
Thanks,
Amy

Answer:Internal Hard Disk Not Found -Dell Inspiron 15 3542 laptop

Hi Amy,Thanks for posting.Please run a diagnostics test either by pressing F12 at startup, or use Dell Support Assist make a note of any error messages, and contact Dell Tech Support for further troubleshooting and possible resolution.  You can contact Tech Support at 1-800-624-9896 or 1-800-288-4410, or you can initiate a chat session http://dell.to/2v4snVm

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When booting, bios black screen comes up stating that secondary disk drive 0 not found, secondary disk drive 1 not found.I have a CD Rom TDK drive and a Sony DVD Rom drive. Apparently, they don't work. The TDK had its light coming on and off and running and stopping every 2/3 seconds. This is abnormal for sure. There was nothing in the drive. Does this mean they are/have failed? Or is this coming from the motherboard? What can I do?

Answer:Secondary disk 0 and 1 not found

You could test them in another machine.If they work, it's the fault of the motherboard and bios.If they don't and the problem repeats itself, it's the drives.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1440 using since 2010 suddenly I saw this error message "internal hard disk drive not found,to resolve this issue try to reseat the drive" when I turned it ON. Then I tested with other HDD drive from other laptop and it booted fine. Then realized that HDD was down brought a new samsung SSD 120GB drive and installed on my laptop and trying to install the Windows 7 from a CD still seeing the same error when turned ON.
Please help with this issue.
Thanks in Advance
ROHIT

Answer:internal hard disk drive not found,to resolve this issue try to reseat the drive.............Please help

Thanks guys!!!!!
My bad after I installed the SSD the CD that was in the DVD Drive was the Applications/Driver CD instead of Windows 7 disk. I just realized  and installed the Win7 on my new hard disk my laptop is back to normal. Thank God! I saved 500 to get the new laptop.

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Inspiron 14z-5423  Hard Disk Drive not found: How to Reseat Drive?
error code 2000-0142
validation 73381

Also, video card for memory has error code of 2000-0332
validation 71027

Much appreciation for info to help me do this, confused and sad.

Answer:Inspiron 14z-4423 Hard Disk Drive not found: How to Reseat Drive?

Hi HEARTLOTUS,
The 0142 error is a HDD failure. This is a smart error and indicates that the HDD is failing or already failed error - see this article for reference - http://dell.to/1NAsADX
So, reseating the HDD will not positively help in this case. If you would like to reseat the HDD anyway and check - download the service manual here - http://dell.to/2d326ia
Also, the 0332 is a video card related error. So, the motherboard needs to be replaced.
Personally, I would suggest you to invest your money on a new machine than to repair this system. However, that is your discretion.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your Name for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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Hi guys, it's my first time posting here...so bear with me..

I have 2 problems on my hands with my computer

First off, it's a Dell Optiplex GX150, everything is factory except it has Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 on it...

Now about 4+ months ago, I bought my sister-in-law a new HD (samsung 80gig) and set everything up on my computer at my house, when I took the new HD out and put my old one back in, i started having problems when booting up.

When I boot up I get a message that says:

"Primary hard disk drive 1 not found
Secondary hard disk drive 0 not found
Secondary hard disk drive 1 not found
Strike the F1 key to continue F2 to run the setup utility"

When I hit F1 everything boots up like normal. I have gone through the setup utility, i have done everything i can think of to do...

When I called Dell the girl didn't have a clue as to what she was saying, and the end result came down to that "you're missing a driver, find it online and download it". So if that is true, can someone point me in the right direction??

Second problem started after I reformatted about a month ago, and now my computer isn't detecting my CD-ROM drive, when i go into the Setup mode it says CD-ROM (not installed)..

Any help with this, would be much appreciated, thanks so much!

Ashley
 

Answer:Hard disk drive not found

sounds like your IDE configuration is incorrect. I would check cables/power connectors and try again.
 

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I recently turned on my computer after not using it for a few weeks and it was dead-could no see my HD (i have 2). it could srr me CD drive. Checked all connections, rebooted, changed cable, booted from CD all with no luck. Installed a new HD. was able to formatte it and started to install XP but after reboote the same message, "Primary hard disk drive 0 not found". HELP!!!!!!!
 

Answer:Hard disk drive not found

SATA or EIDE?
 

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i used the computer last night and turned it off before going to bed as usual. i went to get on it this morning and it said boot from cd. so i put the windows xp cd in and it goes to a window that says welcome to setup. to set up windows xp now, press enter. to repair a windows xp installation using recovery console, press r.

so i press enter and it instantly says setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer.

i opened the side of the computer and checked the connections and they are good. i have read to do this, that, and the other but i dont understand any of the big words they use. can someone please help me???

i am not computer savvy at all. i can turn it on and play around but thats it. so please help me in the simplest terms you can. thank you.
 

Answer:hard disk drive not found

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 and run Wndows Vista,every now and then I get the message 'Hard disk drive not found,try to reseat the drive etc',this has been a problem for some years and is particuarly a problem when running disk fragmenter as it never gets to finish,anyone got any ideas

Answer:hard disk drive not found

Can be caused by bad drive or bad connections
first make sure you have all your data backed up in case its a bad drive and make sure you have the vista key so yo can install onto a new drive.
cheapest option is to try some new SATA cables for the drive the click connection ones are best as they will stop the cable coming loose.

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If this post is in the wrong forum please feel free to move it...so here we go.

The last two days when I have been logging on to my Dell 8200 laptop running Win. xp in the middle of the boot-up I have been getting the message:

"Primary Hard Disk Drive Not Found.
Fixed Optical Drive Not Found.
Not Bootable Devices-Strike f1 to retry reboot, f2 for setup utility"

So I hit F1 for reboot...nothing...it says something to the effect there is nothing to re-boot. Hit f2 and it takes me to the setup screen, which I dont mess with as I am not sure what the problem is yet. So I do a hard reset and without fail the second time I boot it up it is fine and goes right to my desktop after I enter password etc...

I try to re-create the situation, but after the first failed boot and the second successful boot it seems to boot just fine every time afterwards except when I wait several hours to boot up again.

Another wierd thing that has been happening is that when my desktop screen does appear I have to hit "enter" in order for all my icons to show up and for the computer to continue booting from that point on.

I am not incredibly computer savvy, I can make my way around it alright, but a problem like this I am not sure how to diagnose and repair. Anyone's help or suggestions would be wonderful!

Thank you!
 

Answer:Hard disk drive not found????

I would recommend that you run through the malware removal thread to start things off. This may or may not be the cause, but it will at least establish a baseline to begin troubleshooting your problem.

Another thing: when you do go into setup (hit F2), what does it say under boot sequence? What does it say for primary and secondary IDE master and slaves?

Has there been any hardware changes? (I would assume not...)
 

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When I turn on my computer I get the above message prompting me to press F1 for retry or f2 for setup. Neither of these have done anything. Everything is plugged in correctly. I only have one hard drive so the cables are set up correctly.
 

Answer:primary hard disk drive 0 not found -- HELP!!!

That error message at boot indicates one of the following problems:

1. The HDD is not connected properly.
2. The HHD on-board hardware has failed and the drive in no longer any good.
3. The IDE Controller has failed and is no longer functioning.
4. BIOS does not recognize the drive correctly, most likely cause a defective CMOS battery.

Make sure that all cables are connected to the drive and IDE controller. Some cables will only allow you to connect the cables one way, however some can be connected incorrectly. Make sure pin 1 on the drive is connected to pin 1 on the cable, same with the IDE controller,pin 1 to pin 1.
 

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i just turned on my computer and this error shows:

Primary hard disk drive 0 not found...

i have taken the hard drive out and placed it in another machine and it was found. What does that mean for my first computer.

Thanks for the help,
manda
 

Answer:Primary hard disk drive 0 not found

It means that the MBR (Master Boot Record) is damaged on the hard drive. If you can find someone that knows computers like a computer repair shop, they may be able to fix this for you without loosing any of your data... It is possible that the hard drive is going bad, even though the drive is "seen" in another system
 

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Hi, my father has a DELL Optiplex Gx240 running Windows XP Pro. Recently he had a power failure and lost his System Disk. Fortunately his data was into another partition on that drive and there also was a Ghost image of his installation. Since I could not recover his C: (system) drive, I got a new Western Digital EIDE 250 Gb. Using partition magic on my computer, I partitioned the new drive in two different partitions. One, the Primary DOS NTS formatted of 30 Gb which I reserved for the system and and a second NTFS for his data with approx 215 Gb. From Windows Explorer on my computer I could see the new drive (connected through USB) and both partitions. I could copy the Ghost image (Symantec ver 8) to the second partition and move files around on both partitions. The hard drive was tested with WD diagnostic soft and went through Ok.

I then re-installe de new drive into my dad's computer and booted from a DOS 6.22 diskette. I noticed a message saying that "Primary hard disk drive 0 not found" and "Primary hard disk drive 1 not found" so I went into the BIOS to make sure the drive was active. It was and was properly identified by the BIOS.

I then completed the Boot process and ran the Ghost program from a diskette. Ghost could see the hard disk and I could de-ghost the image I had copied on the second partition to the first partition.

When I rebooted, The computer without a diskette, I stil had the "Primary hard disk drive 0 not found"... Read more

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Whenever I start up my Dell XPS 15 I get the error "Internal hard disk drive not found..."
I checked the BIOS and it shows the hard drive is there and also ran the Dell Startup thing that checks the different components and got no errors.

What do I do next?

Answer:Internal hard disk drive not found...

Run the Dell Diagnostics again but this time select the Custom Hard drive extended test. The hard drive has most likely failed.

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I changed something in setup utility, but not shur what it is that I changed. now I get this, and Secondary hard disk drive 1 not found.

Please help
 

Answer:Primary hard disk drive 1 not found

Is the CMOS configured to look for a hard drive that isn't there?
 

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i am trying to get my sister's laptop to boot up The messeges i am recieiving are as follows primary hard disk drive not found, & fixed optical drive not found, no bootable devices. what can be done?
 

Answer:primary hard disk drive not found

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Sometimes, when I startup my laptop, it gives the error: Primary hard drive disk 0 not found. It does this on both a cold boot, and when coming out of hibernation. The laptop is an Aspire 5630 running vista 32-bit SP3. I've updated the BIOS, and reset it to the default, to no avail. It doesn't have any viruses. It's a WD Caviar Blue sata drive, thought I don't remember the exact model number. All of the SMART data shows up normally, with nothing out of the ordinary. I'm out of ideas for what to try. It's had this issue for a while, but trying everything imaginable, and then ignoring it doesn't seem to have helped.

*the catch with all of this, is that if I shutdown, and restart again, it works just fine. It's an intermittent problem.
 

Answer:Primary hard disk drive 0 not found

No one? Really? Not even a hint of input?
 

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with Windows Vista. it's 3 years old and out of warranty.

There was no problem with this computer before but it crashed today. When I tried to start my laptop, I receive a message &#8220;internal hard disk drive not found&#8221; &#8220;To resolve this issue, try to reseat the drive.&#8221; &#8220;No bootable devices&#8212;strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility. &#8220;Press F5 to run onboard diagnostics.&#8221;

I took out hard disk and put it back but it didn't work
I have not backed up anything from this computer and I really needit fixed asap
please help me!
 

Answer:internal hard disk drive not found

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when i turn the pc on, it beeps 2x and the message 'primary hard disk drive 1 not found' comes up.  ive tried hitting f2 and messing with the setup utility but i don't know what i'm doing.  i put in a bootup disk and hit f1, but the a:\> comes up and i don't know any dos.  as you can tell, i'm lost here - please help!  thanks - brad

Answer:primary hard disk drive 1 not found

sounds like dell? have you played with the ide cables?or it just happened...how old is this pc ...why you ask..the cmos battery may have gone flat..

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Oh boy. Somewhere between the time I posted tonight about my computer running slow and now, my computer has completely failed me.

It's a Dell Inspiron 9300. About 4 years old. Without finding a way into it, I can't tell you much else. The only thing I downloaded today was HJT so I could post a log on the other thread I have up.

I fell asleep on the couch, and when I awoke, there was a lovely blue screen with some gibberish about "if this is the first time you have seen this screen, restart" and when I did...BLACK SCREEN and this horrendous clicking noise coming from the lower right-hand side of the unit. I should also mention the unit was so hot to the touch I nearly burned myself. Literally. It's gotten hot before, but this was honestly stove-top burner hot.

The message is "internal hard disk drive not found" press f1 to continue or f2 to...something. F1 gets me back to the same black screen. F2 gets me to bios where it confirms I no longer have an internal hard drive.

The good news is I have an external harddrive backup. The bad news is it was last backed up on 9/10 and I've done at least 20 jobs since then (graphic design) and three in progress with in-hand dates of less than 5 days from now. I'm just sick. AND I KNOW BETTER!

Anyway, is it really toast?! Help!
Natalie
 

Answer:Internal hard disk drive not found - PLEASE HELP!!

Yeah 4 years out of a Hard Drive is actually very good. There are a couple ways to retrieve the data. It just depends on how important it is. If it is very very important ($2500 important) than locate a data recovery center.
 

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I was told to make a new thread out of this...

I have a Dell inspiron 600m, about 6 years old.. (yes, i know...)

I've been getting the "Primary hard disk drive 0 not found" error message recently, I have installed a new 7200rmp 100gb hd about a year ago, and I have 512mb of ram. Sometimes after the pc has been on the screen saver for a while, it just kind of does it on it's own...usually I can just turn it off, and it starts right back up as normal, but this morning I am only able to get on thru safe mode after many tries. The HD is installed correctly, as I am using it now, but it hasn't been able to boot up thru normal working mode since last night. I have seen the "blue screen" in the past, and I've reinstalled windows numerous times. In the BIOS, it said "None" for hard drive... Sometimes when the pc is trying to open a prog and gets stuck, it goes to the blue screen. I know the thing is old, but I'd also like to find out why it does this... any suggestions? Why wouldn't it recognize the hd?
 

Answer:Primary hard disk drive 0 not found, again....

If it says 0 in bios, then Windows does not see a drive. Lots of possibilities including a bad motherboard, but sadly beyond rechecking cables and jumpers, it will be hard to figure out. A BIOS update is possible, perhaps the board has an issue with a new, fast drive. Start there.
 

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Alright, in order to avoid a wall of text I'll post the short version here:

Last week or so the hard drive in my Dell Inspiron 9100 (circa 2004) started giving me the click of death, and I knew it was shot so I sought a replacement. The original HDD was a Hitachi Travelstar 7k60 (60 GB, 7200 RPM, 2.5 inch IDE drive). I shopped around online for a replacement, found the the Travelstar 7k100 100 gb version, also IDE and 7200 RPM, and bought it from newegg. I figured this would be a great upgrade at the same time, and I anticipated no difficulties as it was essentially just the next generation of what I had previously.

Well today I recieved the hard drive, popped the old one out, screwed the new one into the frame, and I keep getting the message "Primary Hard disk drive 0 not found" after the BIOS screen comes up. I tried physically popping it in and out to fix it, no cigar. I also tried running diagnostics, still didnt recognize it. if I press F2 on the boot screen, and go into BIOS, it doesnt recognize the hard drive. I have been searching the net for the past few hours in search of a solution and have not made any progress yet

If anyone can help me with this it woud be greatly appreciated!

Also, If you need any more information to help me reach a solution I'll be periodically checking on this thread and I'll be delighted to inform you!

Thanks!
 

Answer:Primary Hard Disk drive 0 not found help please!

If you can test your new drive in a different machine.
that failing it could be you need to buy a drive direct from dell (or possible ghost an image from the old one over).

I used to work at a PC store and once a guy came in with a ram module from a dell, he wanted an upgrade. After inspecting his ram i found it was identical to a regular 133 dimm except that where a regular dimm had round clips the dell had square...ensuring you had to buy from them at a higher price : (

hope thats not the case here
Good luck
 

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Any help is appreciated.

I have read the similar threads, but it seems I have a little different problem.

What is involved:



Dell Inspiron 9200 I estimate it is thirty months old

Windows XP Pro BIOS Revision A00

Hard drive Hitachi 60GB
Model HTS548060M9AT00
5400 RPM October 2004 1.0 Amps



One evening, I begin to move about twenty to thirty gigabytes, I estimate, of the data on the hard drive to an external hard drive. Something I've done several times before.

I come back a couple of hours later, and the move is completed.

I begin to download a file, and leave again.

I come back to a blue screen, advising of some error or other. I pay no attention, as I have this screen occasionally, and the quickest (perhaps the only) solution is to re-boot and start over.

This time, though, when I re-boot, I hear a clicking, a sound I have never heard before. It seems to be coming from the area of the battery. The clicking is not metronomic, but erratic, in its rhythm. Not like what I have experienced to be a "can't find home" problem.

Sure enough, instead of booting up, the computer displays three messages, occurring at one time or another. The first two:


ntldr is missing
loading pbr for descriptor 2


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Answer:Primary hard disk drive 0 not found

Since this is an IDE drive you might try a new cable. If that doesn't help you might try connecting the drive to your secondary ide port if you mother board has one.
 

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Ok so im working on this dell computer for a friend, and it keeps giving this error.
I have replaced both he IDE cables, and i know the new hdd we put in it works because my computer can find it just fine and read from it and write to it. I made sure the power connection all work correctly.

so i finally got it past that first error of:

"primary hard disk drive 0 not found
primary hard disk drive 1 not found
secondary hard disk drive 0 not found
primary had disk drive 1 not found"

So i finally have it so that the bios find both the hdd, and the cd-rom drive. I just re-set the BIOS with the turn on Scroll Lock, Num Lock, & Caps lock and hit Alt+F, Alt+e, Alt+b. now im sitting at a screen that says

"Performing automatic IDE Configuration...
Primary Master: CD-Rom read
Secondary Master: IDE disk Drive

strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility"

I have the dell re-install disk the cd rom drive, but it wont boot from it, and the hdd well is blank, all i have done to it is format it with NTSF on my pc.

So any idea's why im stuck at this, it sees the drives, but wont boot from anything....

thanks in advance
 

Answer:Primary hard disk drive 0 not found

The dell install disk isn't the operating System it's just the drivers the OS would come on it's own disc labelled XP or whatever OS came with the system, you need to find that disc.
 

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I just received a call from my brother telling me that he is unable to use my home PC. Since I won't be retuning home for another day or so I asked him to describe the problem, or at least read the onscreen error message. He read me the following message:

Primary hard disk drive 0 not found.

Strike the F1 key to continue.
Strike F2 to run set-up utility.

Apparently he hit the F1 key and got the following message:

Strike F1 to retry boot.

This at least sounds like a rather serious problem to me. I've Googled around a bit at various forums and found several suggestions as to what should be tried in order to determine the cause of the problem. I'm anything but a computer geek, so most of the suggestions are beyond my comprehension.

The main thing I would like to know is what are the chances that I may be able to save my hard drive, or at least be able to transfer the contents to an external hard drive. As I said, I won't be home to address the problem for another day or so, but I would like to get an idea as to what I'm up against. Could the problem possibly be fixed relatively easy? Will I need to replace the HD? If the HD turns out to be unuseable, would I somehow still be able to transfer the contents to another drive? Would it make sense to buy a new PC? [The problem PC is a DELL XPS 8250 (?) with XP Professional. It's more than four years old and I don't believe I purchased an extended warranty like I did on my previous DELL.]

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Answer:Primary hard disk drive 0 not found.

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Hey all I have an Alienware X51 R3 and I was messing with my command prompt and accidentally changed what I believe is the path too boot my hard drive... In the command prompt I said

bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\

I then reset my computer and now I get a "Internal hard disk drive not found to resolve this issue, try to reseat the drive. No bootable devices. Strike F1 to retry boot, F2 enter Setup Menu, F5 enter PSA"

I don't know what to do, I can boot my Linux OS by inserting my USB and I can mount my HDD and will have access to all the files in my drive.
I have no idea how to fix this, my computer will boot and instantly give that message unless I have my USB in to auto boot the Linux OS.How can I fix the path back to my HDD? Can I change anything in my hard drive through my Linux OS and make it work again? I don't even know how I would be able to reformat if I had no other option. What an I do?

Answer:Internal hard disk drive not found

This is my bootmgr entry, this is if you have a recovery partition as your first volume. If your boot partition is the first partition then the device value will end in HarddiskVolume1.

You probably just need to re-point path to the efi file.

Windows Boot Manager

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identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume2
path \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {14105cca-1b7b-11e6-8afe-e38650dc991f}
displayorder {current}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30

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So I've had my Dell Inspiron for about a year now. The other day, I tried turning it on, and it brought up only a black screen telling me to try reseating the hard drive. I figured I was supposed to take out and put back in the hard drive. After doing this twice, the screen keeps coming up. I would love to be able to use my computer again. Am I doing anything wrong? I still have a warranty for a week. Would that help with this situation? I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3541

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Hello -

I have a Dell Inspiron 4150 laptop. I booted it up after it sat idle and shut down for months and received the message:
"Primary Hard Disk Drive 0 Not Found".
I replaced the hard drive but still get the same error message.
In BIOS it doesn't even recognize the hard drive. I can use the CD drive and run a CD from it with no problems.

I don't know what else to check, I'm not literate enough on computer troubleshooting to know what else to check or replace.

Please help.

Thanks
 

Answer:Primary Hard Disk Drive 0 Not Found

If the computer can't find two hard drives, it sounds like the connection between the motherboard and the hd is bad. Are you sure you seated the new hd correctly? I know when I install RAM, I tend to forget how hard I have to press it into the slot for it to make proper contact and be recognized. Perhaps you didn't press firmly enough when putting in the new hard drive.
Also what size is the new hard drive? Can you start to install windows to it?
 

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I have a Dell Inspiron Laptop 1526, 2 years old. It came with Vista. I upgraded to Windows 7 back in Dec 2009.
I backed up my files onto an external HD the day before my system got this error. (3 days ago)
I physically took a picture of the screen with my camera to show what I was getting.
The first screen shows that internal hard disk drive not found.
Then I tried to do a "repair", and this is what it shows now ( i also took a picture of that too)

Test Performed:
System Disk Test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code OXO
Time taken 15ms

Root cause found:
System volume on disk corrupt
Repair Action: File system repair (chkdsk)

I have the original Dell OS CD...it says its Window XP service pack 2...however it came with Vista installed.
I also have the Windows 7 CD

Thank you
Elizabeth

Answer:Internal hard disk drive not found

Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287 (or http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic28744.html)Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, unfortunately, you're out of luck, because Toshiba doesn't provide any diagnostic tool.

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Hey all I have an Alienware X51 R3 and I was messing with my command prompt and accidentally changed what I believe is the path too boot my hard drive... In the command prompt I said

bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\
 
I then reset my computer and now I get a "Internal hard disk drive not found to resolve this issue, try to reseat the drive. No bootable devices. Strike F1 to retry boot, F2 enter Setup Menu, F5 enter PSA" 

I don't know what to do, I can boot my Linux OS by inserting my USB and I can mount my HDD and access everything in there. However I dont know how to boot my windows OS. How can I fix this? How can I fix the path back to my HDD?  

Answer:Internal hard disk drive not found.

You will need external media to boot into the Command Prompt, either a Recovery Drive or Install Media.  You may be able to download the install media from Dell and make a bootable flash drive.
Another alternative might be to boot into the media and run the command below.
bootrec /rebuildbcd
The real entry looks like the one below.. Of course, your volume numbers and GUID numbers will probably be different.
path                    \EFI\MICROSOFT\BOOT\BOOTMGFW.EFI
While there you might do a bcdedit  to make sure it looks something like this.
indows Boot Manager
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identifier              {bootmgr}
device                  partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume2
path                    \EFI\MICROSOFT\BOOT\BOOTMGFW.EFI
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {globalsettings}
default                 {current}
resumeobject            {4e9d279a-ec49-11e4-933d-a8eac534f6b4}
displayorder            {current}
toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
timeout                ... Read more

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im not very familiar with scuzzy dirves maybe someone can help me out, at start up i get this message:

primary hard disk drive 0 not found
<<<ctrl a for scsiSelect Utility!>>>
Ch A, SCSI ID #0 -Quantum Atlas IV9 WIS Ultra 2 - LVD
BIOS Installed Successfully!
Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility.

i checked the cables and everything seems to be in the right place, i've reset bios
I tried to set the hard drive to master buut theres nothing listed on the harddrive about a master or slave setting..
 

Answer:primary hard disk drive 0 not found

there can be several reasons for this, the first one is bad HD, if it's possible try to hook another one. the second you SCSI controler has gone bad. and the third one cables, but you said that they are all right.
 

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Well after 5 years of internet bliss I believe I got a virus that totally screwed up my computer. I went to turn my computer on this morning and it won't boot. I get this message saying Primary hard disk drive 0 not found. Strike the F1 key to continue. F2 to run the setup utility. Hit the F1 key and the same message comes up. Hit the F2 and the setup utility came up but I really have no clue what to do in there. I run Norton Antivirus with the subscription updates. I have my Windows Firewall turned on. I also scan for Trojans pretty frequently with a Trojan Remover program I have had for years. Not sure exactly what has happened but maybe I somehow got this virus updating the MSN Messenger program I have had for years also. I have no clue what to do to fix this. Is this a lost cause?
 

Answer:Primary hard disk drive 0 not found

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Received a blue screen warning yesterday, did not read the fine print but was requesting reboot, I restarted the computer and all seemed fine. That night when logging off the blue scree was there again, I shut down with plans to start looking for causes in am.

In the AM got the warning after two beeps
Primary hard disk drive not found, tried master slave connection but drive was not recognized.

Dell Inspiron 8600 xp service pac 3
No changes made with exception of Mcafee automatic uploads, possible the svchost.exe reading as malware

I plan on trying to reboot with f2 or f12 and auto reset ther bios settings any other ideas will be appreciated

Answer:Primary hard disk drive not found

McAfee did actually read the svhost.exe as malware on April 21st 2010 and crippled quite a few machines. Thousands actually, but I believe they have now fixed it. If this is what you suspect may be the cause, then follow this link. However, only do this fix if you are certain.

Here is the trouble shooting guide for Dell.
Sorry I couldn't be more help.

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So i turn the computer on and I get this error message:Primary hard disk drive 0 not foundis my hard drive just need to be replaced or what else can be done to fix the problem?

Answer:Primary hard disk drive 0 not found

Welcome to the CH forums.Please read this...Is it a Dell or HP or what??  Is it a laptop, notebook, desktop, tower?More info please...

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Sometimes, when I startup my laptop, it gives the error: Primary hard drive disk 0 not found. It does this on both a cold boot, and when coming out of hibernation. The laptop is an Aspire 5630 running vista 32-bit SP3. I've updated the BIOS, and reset it to the default, to no avail. It doesn't have any viruses. It's a WD Caviar Blue sata drive, thought I don't remember the exact model number. All of the SMART data shows up normally, with nothing out of the ordinary. I'm out of ideas for what to try. It's had this issue for a while, but trying everything imaginable, and then ignoring it doesn't seem to have helped.

*the catch with all of this, is that if I shutdown, and restart again, it works just fine. It's an intermittent problem.

Answer:Hard disk drive not found on startup...sometimes.

Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287 (or http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=28744&hl=hard+drive+diagnostic)Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), to make the CD bootable.For Toshiba hard drives, see here: http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=ServicesSupport/FujitsuDrivesUSandCanada/SoftwareUtilities#diagnosticNote : If you do not know how to set your computer to boot from CD follow the steps HERE

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ok so i restarted my computer after errors and messed around some with the setup/bios (pressing f2) the errors: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/584461-tons-errors.html

and now i have a screen that says "primary disk drive 1 not found strike f1 to retry boot, f2 to run the setup utility" does this mean i need a new drive and if so how much will it cost (about)
 

Answer:primary hard disk drive 1 not found

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Hi, I have a Dell Inspiron 5748. Out of nowhere, my laptop reboots then displays the message that no internal hard disk is found. I've run the ePSA a few times, reseated the hard drive, then re-run the tests. Every test, particularly the hard drive, passes. Any guidance?

Answer:Internal hard drive disk not found

Ddrace,Below is information for resolving the hard drive issue.Understanding and Troubleshooting Hard Drive Issueshttp://dell.to/2k8Nywr

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My dell laptop started not booting up. It will go to the dell startup screen and then goes black and displays the following text.

"Primary hard disk drive not found
Fixed optical disk drive not found

No bootable drives"

I tried booting the windows xp cd after changing bios setting to boot cd first and failed. I did get the computer to boot last night after it had been set in its case for 2 months when I got tired of messing with it and it worked fine I let it hibernate.When I went to start it up today it is back to the original error.
I know I'm probably over looking something. Any help would be great let me know what extra info you need. Thanks
 

Answer:Primary hard disk drive not found

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Got a quick question for all you [H]'s. Putting a new harddrive in my xps 600. Doing the usual boot from cd. Begins install. When in comes to the screen where you choose the drive to install the os on it says there is no hard drive to install on. Yet, when you go to the bios, it shows it as it should being a 160 seagate drive. Any idears to whats up? Install the old drive i took out and boots windows vista fine.
SPECS.
xps 600.
pentium d [email protected] 3.6
2 gig ddr2
dell nforce 4 sli mobo.
 

Answer:Problem installing OS on dell xps 600 no hard drive found

Sounds like a classic "need to install storage controller drivers" issue to me. F6 with Windows XP, not familiar with Vista and how it handles that sort of thing.
 

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I have a friend of mine that was working on his desktop computer doing some research. I don't have all the details of what he did that day. The next day when he tried to start his computer he got an error message like "Primary Hard Drive disk 0", "Press F1 to retry boot or F2 to run setup" He brought his computer to me to try to fix it. I was not able to repair the drive I try to connect the drive to other computers to no avail. So I concluded it was a faulty hard drive so I decided to buy a new drive, I setup the drive, installed all the software he needed and all is good.

Today I received a called from him telling me he was working on a different computer (laptop) checking emails (gmail) and doing some work stuff.. He shutdown his computer and forgot that he needed to check some other emails. When he tried to start the computer he got the same error message as above.. At this point I'm just think these problems are getting cause by some king of virus/worms or the like.

Has anyone knows or have an idea of what could be the reason? Two different computers having the same problem, coincedence? Don't think so.. right?

Please any help or advise appreciated.

Nando

Answer:Problems: Primary Hard Drive Disk Not Found

My experience when getting that first message...is that the option to go to Setup/BIOS occurs because Windows wants the user to check that the drive is properly recognized in the BIOS. So the first thing to check is all connections to/from the drive.

If the drive is recognized in the BIOS properly...and the boot options in the BIOS are correct...and it still won't boot, then the first suspect for me is the MBR.

If possible, I then run chkdsk /r on the drive from the Recovery Console. Just a prelim step, but one that I never fail to do.

If the disk still won't boot after chkdsk /r, I then go back to the RC and run the fixboot or fixmbr command. I'm partial to fixboot, since it includes fixmbr.

If the drive still cannot boot then I run a manufacturer's diagnostic on it and mentally prepare for a repair install or a clean install.

If the file system (NTFS or FAT32) happens to be screwed up, a clean install is the solution for me.

Louis

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I am running windows XP machine has been working great. Kid loaded I tunes software last week and when I reboot I get the blue check disk screen and it takes a little over 7 hours to run thru the check.

Today Itunes rebooted the machine without any prompt , just stated it was restarting for updates to take effect. When the machine restarted it began running the disk checking sequence. It was at 0% and we lost power .

Now when I start the machine it does not recognize that a hard drive is present. When I enter Bios and there is no HD listed , when I run auto scan for hard drive from bios it says no hard drive present.


I have pulled the hard drive set the jumper for slave and put it in another computer , it does not see the hard drive either. I have aprox 3 years of Cad drawings and everything related to my machine shop business on this one hard drive and am shut down until i can recover . Any thoughts or advice greatly appreciated.

Answer:Help : No Hard drive found/ crash during disk scan

I have also tryed booting from my CD with the xp instal disk and get the same " no hard disk present " message

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I reformatted my hard drive on my gateway 2000 and when I ran Fdisk to setup the partition it sent back a message, no fixed disk present. So when I ran setup it says: Can not create a temp. directory, if you have HPFS or NTFS installed on your hard drive you will need to create a MS DOS partion to set up windows. I was trying to reinstall my windows ME and that is what led to this problem. Please help!!!!
 

Answer:reformatted hard drive, no fixed disk found.

when you run fdisk choose display partition information and then post what it says
 

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I have a Dell Optiplex 755. It came with an 80Gb hard drive. It has filled up so I bought a Seagate 500Gb hard drive. When I start the install of WIN7, it won't recognize the new hard drive. All I have is the WIN7 install disk, where do I go from here? It asks for me to load drivers, but I don't have anything.

Answer:No disk found when loading WIN7 on a new hard drive

It may be asking for 'F6' drivers, which can be downloaded from Intel's site (and perhaps Dell's?)
An alternative is to 'clone' the 80gb to the new 500gb. Pen Drive Linux can be used for this purpose and it is free, or you can use commercial disk cloning software like Acronis True Image.

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So lo and behold this morning I found my internal hard drive disk was not working. I ran the pre boot diagnostics and everything else was working fine. I went to best buy and got another hard drive (1 TB SATA drive) and switched the old one with the new one. The computer still won't boot, but now the pre boot diagnostics recognizes the drive is present and says it's working fine. Any ideas?
 

Answer:Internal Hard Disk Drive not found... After replaced!

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Hello! I have a Dell studio 1735 laptop, with (seemingly) common problem and even more interesting spin to it.

When I boot, it sticks to the dell bios screen at about 95%, then shows up with this message:

"internal hard disk drive not found
To resolve this issue, try to reseat the drive."
(system beeps)
"No bootable devices--strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility
Press F5 to run onboard diagnostics"

Of course, i press F5, it runs its full diagnostics, with flying colors (everything passes)
once thats done, it boots to windows fine, but its the ONLY way im able to boot to windows,i just dont want to have to do the full diagnostic EVERY time i turn on my laptop.. (plus i think that means that the HDD is going bad?)

I have reseated, checked connections, etc. i have pretty much checked all that i can find online about how to fix this issue, but no one else seems to have the same situation i do.

im not sure if anyone could help me, but im savvy enough to dump diagnostic files on here/etc.. i appreciate the help in advance
 

Answer:internal hard disk drive not found, until i run diagnostics..why?

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Ok first off I want to say I've searched and searched and searched to no avail in trying to find a solution to this I've come to the conclusion it's software and not hardware based. Let me start from the top.

I've had an older computer (HP Pavilion a408x) out of commission for a while due to a 'sploded psu. I finally get around to ordering one, install it and everything is good. I bring it back to my office and hook it up to the internet and as expected there's updates. So I up date it and after the updates are installed the computer restarts automatically (weird yes) and as it's coming back on it detects errors and runs CHKDSK. So I let it run and it gets to part 2 of 3. At this point in time my partner is really needing to print sometime and all computers print through this computer. So after about 45 minutes CHKDSK is still on part 2 at only 15%. So I'm like "screw it" and manually shut down and restart. It's at this point I get a "primary master hard disk failure" at the boot screen. Letting start up continue I get a "Stop : c000021 unknown hard error \systemroot \system 32 \ntdll.dll" At this point I realize something is delectably wrong.

Found this thread, which didn't help much. At some point the c000021 error stops and I start getting "disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter" and I found this thread, which didn't help much either. I have also been searching other sites as well.

Here's what I found ou... Read more

Answer:Hard Drive not found "disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter"

Anything would be super helpful, even if it's bad news. I just need to know if I can get this remedied or not.

Another thing I noticed is that the HDD activity light on the front of the computer does not blink or show any activity.

Thanks!

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Hello thank you for your time, I am experiencing issues with a dell dimension 4100. I have received a virus and was told upon startup to insert some kind of startup disk im not sure it was a while ago so me in all my stupidity tried to connect the hard drive to a different motherboard in the spot the dvd drive plugs in to in that cisnet computer. Well after a few tries i somehow got it to recognize the hard drive upon startup and it tried to format it i think, although as soon as i saw that screen i powered down and now the hard drive is no longer recognized by either computer, even in the bios it says the total memory is 512 mb with it connected to hard drive spot of the original dell. I would really like to get my dell working again but it gives me the error Invalid Boot diskette Insert Boot diskette in A: I do not care for restoring the files on the hard drive they are worthless to me i just want to get my computer working again any help would be greatly appreciated, Thank you.

Answer:Non detected Disk Drive/Hard Drive Need help with dell Dimension 4100

Place OEM Windows CD into the CD or DVD drive and boot off of this disk. If your system doesnt want to boot off the CD or DVD drive go into bios and set the CD or DVD drive as 1rst boot device in boot order. Once you successfully boot off of your optical drive you then can delete the partition on the hard drive, create new partition and reformat, then install clean installation to that hard drive. If you dont have recovery or oem cd available, you will have to buy one.

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Drive 1 not found Serial ATA , SATA Primary Hard Disk 0 Not Found Help Please Barbarajo99
 

Answer:Drive 1 not found Serial ATA , SATA Primary Hard Disk 0 Not

Howdy and welcome. I've removed your poll, as it was unnecessary.

thanks,

v
 

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Gentlemen, thanks for your help.

Long story short:

1) One random day, computer would not boot and I reformatted and re-installed Windows 7
2) My primary SATA hard drive with Windows 7 is working fine
3) My secondary SATA hard drive (my pictures!) is detected in BIOS but not in Disk Management. It used to work fine.
4) I've tried refreshing Disk Management, but no "unnamed drive" or anything shows up
5) I've tried moving the missing hard drive's SATA connection on the motherboard
6) I've tried downloading the latest motherboard RAID drivers and BIOS version from my motherboard's manufacturer

Now I'm thinking about buying an external USB enclosure for the SATA hard drive to get my pictures. I'd be out $20 and no longer have the drive directly connected to my motherboard, which I believe is a much faster connection.

Would you guys have any advice?

Thanks a lot and happy new year!
Josh
 

Answer:Hard Drive found in BIOS but not in Windows 7 Disk Management

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This is a Dell Latitude laptop with Windows XP
I let the battery die on it and when i plugged it in the next morning to turn it on I get that error message. I tried taking out the hard drive and putting it back in. The BIOS is not seeing any hard drive. It reads "<none>"
I am not sure if the battery discharging has anything to do with it or not.

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks!
 

Answer:Internal hard disk drive not found after battery discharge

Faulty HDD Controller but I would have that laptop check out if you can. Most likely it's the MOBO that is to blame. MOBO = Motherboard. See if that was XP not seeing the HDD then you could re-install XP. But you said your BIOS is not seeing the HDD. It could also be your HDD as failed. Normally DELL has a tool that you run to test your system out. This tool is use by DELL Certified Techs to see where your issue is. HDD, MOBO, Battery. Most of the time the MOBO is replaced. Then HDD then the Battery to solve your issue.
 

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Hi all,
I have a reliable older Dell Inspiron 4100 running Windows XP. A couple of weeks ago it refused to boot up and showed the following error message:

"Primary hard disk drive 0 not found. No bootable devices".

I was in panic as I thought my hard drive had died. However, I tried a trick and it worked - when I get the above error message, I press Ctrl-Alt-Del and it boots up! I have done this a dozen times and it works, which shows that the hard drive is not dead.

Do you have any ideas how I can fix this problem, so that I don't have to press Ctrl-Alt-Del every time in order for my laptop to start? Many thanks in advance
 

Answer:Primary hard disk drive 0 not found, no bootable devices

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Sorry, I think I posted this in the wrong place. It should be here in Hardware.

Long story short:

1) One random day, computer would not boot and I reformatted and re-installed Windows 7
2) My primary SATA hard drive with Windows 7 is working fine
3) My secondary SATA hard drive (my pictures!) is detected in BIOS but not in Disk Management. It used to work fine.
4) I've tried refreshing Disk Management, but no "unnamed drive" or anything shows up
5) I've tried moving the missing hard drive's SATA connection on the motherboard
6) I've tried downloading the latest motherboard RAID drivers and BIOS version from my motherboard's manufacturer

Now I'm thinking about buying an external USB enclosure for the SATA hard drive to get my pictures. I'd be out $20 and no longer have the drive directly connected to my motherboard, which I believe is a much faster connection.

Would you guys have any advice?

Thanks a lot and happy new year!
Josh
 

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Hello,

Few weeks ago my laptop (dell inspiron 1525) would turn on but when trying to get on to internet or other programmes it would turn blue with error messages and the come up with the code 0141. Then when restarting it comes up with message saying 'internal hard disc drive no found' 'no bootable device'.

Tried Rebooting and Restoring but nothing seems to work.

Any suggegstions on how i can fix this problem?

any advice will be appreciated

cheers
 

Answer:Dell error code 0141 hard disc drive not found

Hi and welcome to TSF try running the dell diagnostic utility http://support.dell.com/support/top...9E3A15597A04AFBB02EE16785D39C5C&isLegacy=true
 

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I have been scouring Google for the last couple days looking for this, but I can not find a thing. I have a Dell Optiplex GX150 PIII 1 GHz, running windows 2000. I had a 20GB drive with my OS, and a 60GB drive for storage. Recently I upgraded to a 120GB drive for the OS, and kept the 60GB drive for storage. I had to re-install Windows 2000 on the 120GB drive, and everything worked fine.

The next day, I started up the computer and I got the message "Primary hard disk drive 1 not found", and the drive was missing in windows. Ok...so I restart and get into the BIOS settings, and the drive is there, and all settings look ok (it's on AUTO, so it's picking it up). I exited and continued to boot up. No error message, and the drive showed up in windows. I thought the problem was solved, but then it happened again the next day. As far as I can tell, if the computer is powered off for more than a couple hours, the drive is not found, but will be found on a immediate restart every time without fail. Windows boots up just fine, but that drive is always missing unless I restart. Iíve done this kind of stuff before, and I know the jumper settings on the drives are ok. Any ideas?
 

Answer:Primary hard disk drive 1 not found on boot, works on reboot

Welcome.

My first thoughts are that you may have a faulty drive?
 

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Hdwr: Dell Dimension 8200, WinXP Pro.
System failed with no warning or performance problems.
Can't recall a single warning sign.
Current situation: Can't get past BIOS setup. Drives are not recognized.
an't access CD Rom drive or Hard Drive so I can't use solutions that are CD based.
Attempted fixes:
- battery tested ok, but I replaced it anyway
-downloaded MS XP boot disk. It renamed the CD drive R: and I could read CD's, but it is in Win98 format (dos) and "could not create swap files" to access I386 files
- tried floppy boot with selected I386 files... no good.
- tried switching boot order.
- tried unplugging ribbon cables and power cables
-tried holding "on" button for 30 sec. to "reset"
The hard drive is spinning and the light is on
The CD drive starts, as if in auto run mode, but then stops without reading boot files
The CD drive will run from the Microsoft XP boot floppy, so the drive is ok
Someone a lot smarter than I must have the solution. (No, I don't want to buy a new box right now).
Thx.
Ed
 

Answer:?WinXP Pro: boot error "Primary hard disk drive not found"

Hi, Ed from San Diego,
 
A couple of things that might help.
You say "The CD drive starts, as if in auto run mode, but then stops without reading boot files. The CD drive will run from the Microsoft XP boot floppy, so the drive is ok.". This ain't necessarily so !  Just because the drive is spinning it doesn't mean it is reading. Can you borrow a drive and swap it for your own ?
It's not holding in the 'On' button for 30 seconds that resets it, it is turning the power off from the computer for 30+ seconds that does this. You can turn it off either at the wall or at the switch on the back of the computer's power supply, both have the same effect.
 
I will admit that I am as much in the dark as you are about what has caused your problem. I have had computers crash and / or just stop running for a number of reasons over the years, but never a time when the BIOS refused to recognise drives. I do have the situation on my own computer, where I have three HDDs two of which are the same model, and the BIOS occasionally has got confused about which is which. All this results in is a message at boot time 'No operating system found'. And all this entails is going into the BIOS and swapping the drive order around.
 
Best of luck,
 
Chris Cosgrove

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Hi,
My friend's laptop (Acer Aspire One 722 - Windows 7 x64) has been shut down after opening an email and Windows never started up again. When you attempt to start up the windows, it stays the black screen and says "No bootable Device Found"!

1- I inserted Windows Live Disk and loaded it (Windows XP Mini - Golden Edition). When I went to "My Computer", it did not show any local drive. I went to "Disk Management" and in there, there was also no unallocated or allocated space.

2- I even removed the HDD and plugged it back in. No thing happened. Then I removed the RAM card and inserted it back. Again, nothing happened! By the way, HDD had movements when laptop was on (I had removed the beneath panel).

3- I inserted Windows 7 Disk to install a fresh Windows 7. But when you get to the part where it asks you to choose the partition to install the operating Sustem, it shows one unallocated drive with 0 (Zero) capacity! The options to Delete and format are disable. Only the option "New" is active and it gives you (0) bite to partition!

What has happened? What should I check/do next?

Answer:Hard Drive Disk is not detected in laptop - No bootable Device Found

Sounds like the hard drive is dead. Do you guys have a spare HDD to test with?

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Has anyone seen this error when trying to install the creaters update? This is on my Dell Venue 8 Pro. I've successfully installed all prior updates without issue.

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