Primary master hard disk fail message appears

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jwblobman Posts 16 Registration date Sunday January 9, 2011 Status Member Last seen January 15, 2013 - Jan 17, 2011 at 11:32 AM
jwblobman Posts 16 Registration date Sunday January 9, 2011 Status Member Last seen January 15, 2013 - Feb 19, 2011 at 06:33 AM
Hello, I have an ond NEC PowerMate that did run xp very well, untill I tried to create a wubi partition for ubuntu. It went through the install faster than I expected then right at the end it gave me some errors and then xp became non functional so I pressed the power button untill it turned off. When I turned it back on it said something like "primary master hard disk fail"and I now can only boot into the ubuntu live cd. from there I can tell that I have an ata maxtor 6e040l1. Atleast I think that is what it is. It also says that capacity is 0.0 kb and I can't erast of format as there is nothing to erase or format. If there is any way to fix this I would be happy to hear from you. Thank you for your time



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jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020
Jan 17, 2011 at 12:09 PM
Hello,

Try this 1

1) Click on the below hyperlink "Download" and download the file

Dowload

2) Click on the below link hyperlink "Download" and download the ISO burner

Download

Place an empty CD in the drive.

Double-click on the "FreeISOBurner". When "FreeISOBurner" window appears -->

Click on "Open" button --> Select the downloaded ISO file.

Set "Burn Speed" to 8x or to the available lowest speed from the drop-down

menu --> Click on "Burn" button.

After completion, Set your first boot device as CD\DVD drive --> Place the

burned disk in the CD\DVD drive --> Save the BIOS settings and exist

from BIOS. Now you should be able to boot from the CD.

3) When the "SeaTools for DOS" appears --> Accept the license agreement -->

Click on "Basic" menu and select the option "Long test". This will run a full scan

on your drive.

Good Luck
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jwblobman Posts 16 Registration date Sunday January 9, 2011 Status Member Last seen January 15, 2013
Jan 18, 2011 at 03:51 PM
thanks, i'll try this when i get time.
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Ambucias Posts 47359 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 11,252
Jan 18, 2011 at 04:18 PM
Please do me a favor, after you have tried it, give us some feedback. Jack4rall devoted his time for this and we are all volunteers on this forum

Thank you
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jwblobman Posts 16 Registration date Sunday January 9, 2011 Status Member Last seen January 15, 2013
Jan 19, 2011 at 11:56 AM
Tried it today. The test was a fail. For this reason I think in unfair to review the software.
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jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020
Jan 21, 2011 at 11:07 AM
Hello,
The tool that you have used is from your hard disk manufacturer. If the test is fail then it seems like problem is with the hard disk. Do you have windows cd ?
Good Luck
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jwblobman Posts 16 Registration date Sunday January 9, 2011 Status Member Last seen January 15, 2013
Jan 22, 2011 at 06:24 AM
I dont actually have the xp cd. i have a home edition one but not a professional one. does it matter?
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jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020
Jan 22, 2011 at 07:52 AM
Hello,
Try this 1
Open your CPU cabinet, check the hard disk data cable and also try connecting to another IDE\SATA slot.
Good Luck
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jwblobman Posts 16 Registration date Sunday January 9, 2011 Status Member Last seen January 15, 2013
Feb 19, 2011 at 06:33 AM
well concidering that this happened after a wubi fail and the hard drive still shows up i doubt that that will solve anything. Thanks for the suggestion though
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