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ThinkPad T410s - Primary Micro SATA HDD not detected by BIOS - Only Detected By OS Platforms

Q: ThinkPad T410s - Primary Micro SATA HDD not detected by BIOS - Only Detected By OS Platforms

I have a Lenovo T410s - 29123RU BIOS - V1.5 (6UET70WW) 2012-10-11 - (updated from V1.1 this morning hoping it wold solve the problem)ECV - 1.14MTM - 29123RUCPU - Intel Core i5 M520 @ 2.4GHzRAM - DDR3 - 4GBx2 - PC3-10600s This laptop uses a 250GB - 1.8" Micro Sata HDDTOSHIBA MK2529GSG - 250GB - HDD1F07 M BL02 The other day the laptop was running fine then all of a sudden crashed. I tried to reeboot and i got - ERROR 2100: HDD0 (HARD DISK DRIVE) INITIALIZATION ERROR (2)PRESS ESC TO CONTINUE I have run scans on the drive itself using: HD Tune ProHDD RgeneratorCrystalDiskInfoTestDiskUBCD- ViVard v4.0- TAFT v1.2Passmark BurIn Test Pro v8.1 All the tests came back excellent which lead me to see if it was a BIOS issue. I downoaded the updated v1.5 this morning and replaced the original v1.1. No change in HDD detection. What really puzzles me is that when i use an OS through my USB or USB-SSD, they detect the drive and I am able to read/write to the entire drive without any loss of data or S.M.A.R.T. errors. I just can't use this as my primary drive anymore because it will not initialize with BIOS. I am hoping that I do not need to replace the MOBO as they go from $50 - $150 US plus shipping. OS's used:Win10x64Win7x64WinXPWin98SELinuxMintBT5-R3KaliLinuxUBCD - FreeDOS - LINUXDoss6.22 Any thoughts on this issue would be greatly appreciated

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A: ThinkPad T410s - Primary Micro SATA HDD not detected by BIOS - Only Detected By OS Platforms

It sounds like something is timing out. It is hard to be sure without swapping either the drive or the MB. You might go into the BIOS and select diagnostic mode for boot. That would do a memory test and it might slow things down enough to mask the problem

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Im running a asus a8v deluxe motherboard with 2 sata raid slots, 2 regular sata slots, and 2 ide slots. I have my os installed on my sata raid which is made up of 2 40 gb raptor hard drives, i decided to add a larger ide drive for storage but it isnt recognized in windows. I purchased a western digital 80 gb ide drive and connected it to the secondary ide slot on the motherboard since my cd roms are taking up the primary. I left the hard drive jumper on the master setting and plugged it into the master spot on the ide cable. I kept my raid as primary boot and cd rom as secondary since the hard drive is empty, but recieve an error when booting about the hard drive not being detected properly but windows boots fine after bypassing the error. When i get into windows the new drive doesnt appear anywhere except in device manager which states its functioning properly. Ive tried changing jumper settings to cable select and slave but neither changed anything. Is it even possible to run a sata raid as primary and ide as secondary?

A:Primary sata raid secondary ide not detected

you are still going to have to label the partition on the new hdd as active and format it so that window can assign it a drive letter.. go to the my computer icon and right click it then left click manage.. a new window will appear on the left hand side find the option that says disk management then on the right side in the window find the drive that is new and chose to format it will ask you to assign a driver letter or manually assign one.. you should be good after that then reboot and check the bios setting and make sure that your options are set to combination boot for sata and ide so that it doesn't try to boot to the primary partition on an empty hadd with no os then go to the sata to boot..

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Hope somebody can help me out on this one, I disconnected my hard drive to install a chipset fan that had failed on my ASUS A8N-SLI motherboard and when I tried to plug in the harddrive the computer could not detect a hard drive on start up. I also checked the BIOS settings and noticed that with the drive plugged into SATA port 1 that it was also not detected in BIOS. I tried another SATA cable and another power cable to no avail since the HD, a Seagate Barracuda 7200 300 Gb, was still covererd under warranty, I sent it in and received a repaired HD. When I plugged it in I got the same problem, no disk detected on start up and BIOS. I had an old 80 Gb IDE drive that I plugged in while I was waiting for the SATA drive and it was working fine, but I want to get the SATA drive back up and running. Any ideas???? Thanks

A:SATA HD not detected in BIOS

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I have tried several different Sata drives as a 2nd internal drive but none of them are detected in Disk Management or Device Manager. I have also tried relocating my working Sata from my C drive to one of the other Sata slots but that is also not detected. As an XP system the Sata mode in the bios is set to IDE.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 630 Processor, x86 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 2047 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 402520 MB;
Motherboard: ASRock, K10N78
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

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I need your help to resolve this issue.

I am trying to install new WD SATA hard disk in my dektop . But Bios recognized as IDE. So its not properly detecting in System.

Here is my cofiguration

Motherboard - ASRock -Wolfdale1333-D667
IDE - 80 GB Samsung - Master - windows 7 installed
IDE - DVD writer - Slave

My new wd SATA hardisk model - WD5000AAKX - WD Blue / SE / SE16 (SATA II) -500 GB

What i already did:

Checked with another data cable to detect HD correctly
Tried all SATA port on my mobo
Set Enhanced option on BIOS
Please please someone help me.

A:SATA hardisk detected as IDE in BIOS. Please help

Maybe Win7 is not recognizing it yet if it is not initialized or formated. Can you do a Disk Management screen snip ?

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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I replaced my motherboard today with an Asus P5KPL SE because my computer refused to boot at all (no beeps, nothing).

Anyway I plug it all in and start the PC up but am quickly led to a screen telling me:

"Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Meia in selected Boot device and press a key"

This was a problem so I popped into the Bios and quickly saw that no sata devices were detected at all (which is my HDD and CDROM).

Any idea what the problem could be? I will need steering round the Bios because I tried searching for SATA controller to enable and couldnt find it nor it anywhere mentioning RAID to fiddle around with.

I would presume a HDD failure as its a seagate.11 drive but the fact that the CDROM is not detected either seems to indicate a problem within Bios perhaps. All suggestions welcome because I am at a dead end.

A:SATA Not detected in Bios-CDROM and HDD

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HI, I have an ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe motherboard on a self build HTPC. I have a Samsung IDE HDD which isrunning Visat 32 bit fine. I wish to install a Maxtor 6L150S 233GB HDD via a SATA connection. To speed the transfer of files from my main desktop pc onto this HTPC I installed the Maxtor into my Dell Dimension 5150 using the SATA connection. XP detected it and I copied all my movies, pics etc onto it. When I connect the Maxtor into the HTPC it is not detected in BIOS. I have enabled SATA in the BIOS but still no joy.

Please can a anyone help?

A:Maxtor SATA HDD not detected in ASUS BIOS

Graham B, welcome to TSG
What does device manager say?
any yellow or red problems?
I have the same board and I think i had problems at first and can not remember what I did Grrrr.
I know I had to change something in the BIOS and install the raid controller from the floppy that came with my motherboard.
So go explore the BIOS and see what you can find, enable any and all sata raid options, if that fails tell me what you did or didn't do and I will try and help

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I want to be able to boot my Toshiba Satellite laptop P205D-S7436 using an external sata hard drive using an enclosure connected to an Esata express card. The hard drive is detected in windows, but not in the first screen of the BIOS. The BIOS does not allow search for additonal hard drives. I have a internal Hitachi 120 gb hd installed. The external hd is a Hitachi 500 gb 2.5 sata hd. If I use a USB cable, the drive is detected in the boot section of the BIOS but will not boot. From what I have read on the internet the USB is too slow to boot, but a sata drive should be capable. I don't understand why the esata connected drive is detected in windows, but not in the BIOS. I have looked for BIOS updates that address this problem but have not found any. Any sugestions?

A:External Sata Hd detected in windows, not in BIOS

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Hi Lenovo Community, a have an M910q 10MV0012US Tiny. I'm trying to clone an existing OS on an NVMe M.2 SSD to an M.2 SATA SSD (Lenovo PN 00JT082), it appears to reimage successfully to the drive which is showing in the software. However, the drive isn't showing up as a boot option in the BIOS and I can't boot from the SSD. So then I tried reinstalling Windows 10 fresh on it, and it looks like it installed ok and does appear in Windows installation media, but again, can't boot from it. Now, I did read on a forum topic for (I think) a M710, that it only supports NVMe drives and not M.2 SATA. Wondering if it is the same with the M910 desktop. Am I correct in this case, does it not support bootable M.2 SATA drives? If so, let me know. Thanks!

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in my lenovo H50-50 (windows10 64bit) i installed a new ams106x sata/raid PCI-Express controller and correctly configured as raid1 but i can not any way to make it detected by the bios in the boot device. Is there a way to make it detected by the bios and boot the system from the controller Raid? many thanks.
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

A:H50-50 - controller sata/raid non detected in bios

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
I am not an owner of your model, but I have a suggestion.  Is there an option in the BIOS for Quick Boot or Fast Boot.   If so, try disabling if enabled.  The slower boot sequence might detect the card so that its BIOS can be loaded. 

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I've been trying for the past hours to get a 400GB seagate 7200.10 drive to work in my computer. I've downloaded the SATA drivers directly from asus but got to the problem where the viaraid.sys couldn't be copied. I was able to partition the drive into two parts and almost began install win xp though after the reboot, I was stuck in a loop. I thought that by getting everything back into place, I'd now be able to see the drive since it's partitionated, but no.

Like the thread title state, I'm able to see the hard drive at boot time and in the bios though in the system I have no information on it at all.

I'd like to know what step I should take in order to see my hard drive partitions in my hd list in win xp.

My current spec are:
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3000+
Motherboard: Asus K8V-X
Primary IDE HD: Maxtor 6Y060L0 (60 GB)
The drive I'm trying to install: SATA : Seagate 400GB
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Pro

Thanks for your help.

A:Solved: SATA drive detected in BIOS but not visible

Found the answer. The Serial ATA controller was disabled (in the control panel > peripherals > Serial ATA controller)

Drives show up!

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What it says on the tin, really. I installed two new Maxtor 250GB SATA drives this afternoon, as companions to my 500GB main C:/ drive. They are picked up in the BIOS just fine, but Vista can't see them. They don't show up in Disk Management or the Device Manager, so I can't format them or do anything with them.

I've looked through the manual and the BIOS very thoroughly, but I can't find anything wrong. Everything that should be enabled is enabled. It's an MSI K9N Mainboard. I should stress that this is NOT a RAID setup - I just want two extra HDs.

Please, help needed on making Vista detect these drives

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I am trying to install a WD2002FAEX SATA 3 HD in my Asus P6X58D Premium motherboard. The specs say it has 2 SATA 6.0 Gb/s interfaces but the bios does not detect the drive. However, when I connect to a SATA 3.0 Gb/s interface the drive works fine.

I am still at bios version 1201 and would want to avoid a bios upgrade if I don't need it.

Is there a way to get the drive to work at 6 Gb/s? Is there any advantage?

My build includes
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 950 @ 3.07GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8183 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4670 (Microsoft Corporation WDDM 1.1), 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1907626 MB, Free - 1883943 MB; D: Total - 99 MB, Free - 70 MB; E: Total - 1907599 MB, Free - 17 MB; F: Total - 615058 MB, Free - 10905 MB; G: Total - 100241 MB, Free - 4105 MB; I: Total - 476898 MB, Free - 7309 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P6X58D PREMIUM
Antivirus: None

(this is still an ongoing clean re-install so av didn't show yet)


A:Solved: SATA III not detected in bios Asus P6X58D Premium

Only the burst speed will increase going to SATA 6Gbs, sequential read and write speeds do not exceed SATA 3Gbs speeds.

The 6Gbs ports on your motherboard are provided by an additional Marvell controller, therefor they should not show up in the BIOS but in the Marvell ROM that loads after the initial BIOS. The Marvell controller also needs to be enabled in the BIOS, and it may be disabled.

Also, grab the motherboard manual as well and see what settings should be enabled for the Marvell controller to work and how to enable AHCI on it: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1366/P6X58D_Premium/#download

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I just added a second SATA drive to my system and now I’m getting some headaches booting up. Maybe because of my limited knowledge – but it all seems quite strange to me…

My first HD was split into 3 partitions: C:Windows, Drogram Files, Eocuments & Settings. It had been running perfectly. The HD I added also had 3 partitions, all containing pure media (documents, films, music).

After adding the 2nd drive the system wouldn’t boot – the BIOS logo screen hung for ages and then I got the message: NTLDR is missing – press ctrl + alt + del to restart.

However, I CAN boot into XP – but only by going into the BIOS setup and pressing f10 to save and exit. Then it boots up fine. But if I merely exit BIOS without saving, it takes me back to the NTLDR message.

Boot priority is CD, HD, Disabled.

Now, when in the BIOS setup, it says the second SATA drive is ‘not detected’ and only one is shown as available for the boot priority options. However, when I actually get into XP it shows up and I can access my media perfectly.

Will anyone here be able to enlighten me as to what is going on?!?!?!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

PC: Home build (but working fine until just now)
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 Dual Core 4200+
2 x SATA HD: WD 3200 SD-01KNBO

A:Solved: Strange - Second SATA Drive Working but Not Detected by BIOS

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I should have came to this conclusion sooner, but my current re-installation of Windows has some problems that I haven't had the time to address until now. What I need, though, is access to the repair function on the disk. However, herein lies my problem...

When I boot up, media in the drive or no media, bios does not show the drive in its list. I can still open and close the drive as if nothing is wrong there, but I cannot "boot from CD". I've reset my bios back to defaults and while the drive appeared on IDE Channel 1 in the settings, it still would not recognize ANY media while booting up.

I have the latest version of my bios. I have also tried changing cables. The drive is on an IDE channel by itself.

Once my system boots into Windows, however, the drive is recognized and acts normally as if nothing happened in bios. Media operates fine. I have checked the event viewer, and there are no entries anywhere that states my optical drive has been experiencing problems, and yes, in fact it operates just like it always does.

Can anyone help me get my bios and cdrom back together again? The problem is I just do not know where to start to solve this. I wish I could say how long this has been happening, but I really don't know as of today. There have been no hardware changes in the past three months, and my current installation and configuration began back in late April.

Thanks for your time...

A:CD/DVDROM drive - not detected by bios, detected by Windows?

What is the boot sequence in the bios? should be CD or optical drive first, then Hard Drive or IDE-0 second if you want to boot from the cd-drive. Many computer manufacturers set the computer to automatically boot off of the hard drive by default so setting the factory defaults might not be what you are looking for. Look for the screen that has the boot order or sequence and just change it, exit and save settings and restart the computer with the boot cd in the drive. I hope that helps.

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Hello, I recently bought a Probook 450 G4, i7 7500U with 1 TO HDD and 8GB RAM. I wanted to upgrade it with an SSD so I bought a ADATA Premier SP550 2280 M.2 SSD. The BIOS detected it normally, but windows installer wouldn't find it. I removed the HDD and tried again, same issue. I then installed windows 10 on the HDD to try and format the SSD in windows and surprise! no sign of the SSD nowhere, not in browser nor in Disk Managment or Diskpart. Apparently HP disabled the M.2 port in BIOS as mentioned here ( https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/M-2-SSD-Upgrade/m-p/5580822#M3... ) I updated the BIOS the the latest version provided by HP for my laptop model and the same issue is still ongoing, this is a 120$ SSD that I can't use nor return as the problem is the HP product not ADATA's SSD! The simplest solution is in the hands of HP, just release a BIOS update with the M.2 port ENABLED ! why brag about having a M.2 port in your products and then DISABLE it ?! Any insights please ? Many Thanks. PS: I started a new thread yesterday and it is no longer available now ! did HP remove it or what ? it was there for a while and I'm sure! what a shame !   

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Just picked up a used Intel D101GGC MoBo. I've tried booting it up but it won't detect the primary IDE channel. The secondary seems to work fine. I'm trying to set up one ide hdd and a dvd drive to load up windows XP. I belive the first few times I turned on the system the primary IDE might have detected, but it's very rare that it does. The secondary IDE slot is also a little touchy but does detect both hdd and DVD drives regularly. Unfortunately I don't have a SATA hdd or I'd be fine with just running the DVD drive on the secondary IDE and ignoring the screwy primary, but I don't have a SATA to try to get the machine up and running. Does this sound like an issue that might possibly be helped by rolling back the bios version, or does this sound surly mechanical failure on the MoBo? What about putting the HDD as secondary ide master and the DVD drive as secondary slave, would that even work? I'm bummed cause I wanna get this thing going. BTW I've already tried new cables, the drives all work in other machines and the PSU is solid. Any ideas? thanks!

A:IDE Primary not being detected


both on the secondary would be ok, as long as the BIOS points to it as the first bootable device.

Most people dont recommend the DVD on the same channel as it slows down it data ransfer rate however i can live with it.

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I am in the process of intergrating a new computer and everything is going smoothly until I get to post ........ the message I get then is "No Primary HDD Detected" ..... it recognises the HDD but only as "Third IDE Master" and describes its entity ...... it is a brand new Seagate 250gb Sata2 HDD ..... am I right to assume that it will not recognise it until it has been formatted and initialised. Welcome advise before I proceed>


A:No Primary HDD Detected

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I picked up a computer off craiglist was thoroughly enjoying my gtx geforce 680 ( https://boston.craigslist.org/sob/sys/6239989909.html ) when it "crashed" about 6 hours after purchase.When I rebooted I received the "no hard disk detected" message. Upon launching bios setup the hard drive is listed with details as being attached to its corresponding sata port. I am trying to determine if my hard drive is broken or if it needs remounting or some other sort of procedure.

The hard drive is a slightly dated WD Carver 1 TB SATA internal drive interacting with an asus motherboard. I did notice the boot order for drives had been rearranged putting an external and an optical disk drive in position 1 and 2 for boot directories. I disabled both the external and optical disc and selected the WD sata drive as the first preference for booting. Still I am getting the same error. I read somewhere that if the bios is recognized in setup but is still not recognized for booting that I may need to run a 32bit diagnostic. The forum I saw the diagnostic post mentioned on was in reference to a dell machine. I don't really know what this is or if it exists on my ASUS mother board.

In short: how can I tell If my hard drive needs replacement?

If Bios recognizing the drive is sign of life how can I get my computer to recognize this drive again?

are there any programs I could download on my laptop and put on my external that could be used to boot and run diagnostics on t... Read more

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About a week ago, I deleted a virus from my computer, using windows live one scanner in safe mode with networking. Since deleting it, when I try to start Windows XP in normal or safe mode, it freezes. I looked at my AMI Bios Setup screen and saw that it is not detecting a primary IDE master.

I did some research and it appears this is generally due to a hard drive failure, or bad chord connection. However, this seems to be a little more complicated than that, as BIOS actually recognizes both hard drives.

I have two hard drives, a 250 gb which serves as the main drive, with windows xp, and an 80 gb which is just extra storage. I also have a dvd drive and a dvd rw drive.

The Bios Setup Main screen shows the following:
Primary IDE master-- not detected
Primary IDE Slave--80 gb hard drive
Secondary IDE master-- DVD Rom
Secondary IDE slave-- DVD RW
Third IDE master--250 gb hard drive
Third IDE slave-- not detected.

I'm wondering if there is some way to get my 250gb hard drive (main drive w/ operating system) as the primary master drive. If I do that will it even resolve my issue, or is there something else that will help get me functional again?

Thanks in advance

A:Primary IDE Master not detected

Hmmmm, what make and model PC is it?


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I was hoping someone could give me some advice on this
I have a Intel P4 running on a Asus P5P800MX motherboard. A few days ago my computer rebooted itself and crap just started to happen i tried to format my harddrive and reinstall window xp...... now i'm stuck. Windows setup said that it is unable to verify c drive and i can't get out of set up. I checked Bios and it saids this

Primary Ide master- not detected
Primary Ide slave- not detected
Secondary ide master- HL-DT-ST DVDRAMGS
Secondary ide slave- not detected
Third ide master- Maxtor 6V160E0
Third ide slave- not detected

Please help me out i just pick up this thing like a month ago... i would bring it back to the vendor but i just moved and i'm like a 24 hour drive away from them... sucks to be me

A:The Primary IDE Master: Not detected

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Try a different ide cable and see if it helps.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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Hi! I need someone's help. I tried to upgrade my hard disk drive but when I opened the computer's case, the new one I bought wouldn't fit so I decided to go against going through with the upgrade. In the process of trying, I removed the IDE of the CD-ROM and the Floppy drive since it blocked the HDD. I replaced them back when I gave up but then when I turned the PC on, the Primary Master can't be detected! The PC was working completely fine before I opened it and I haven't really touched anything else save for the IDE. I've checked if I reconnected everything right(jumpres included) then came to the conclusion that the HDD's IDE must be bust. I bought a new one and tried replacing that but still the problem's the same!!

Primary Master still can't be detected.

Help anyone, please!

A:Primary Master not detected. Help!

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I have a dell latitude D500 that keep giving me the drive not detected error every time I start it. I purchased a new harddrive after I believe the older one was corrupted or collapsed.
The laptop had presiously made some scratching sounds coming from the harddrive then one day the computer just went into hang mode,I tried to restart and that is when the harddrive errors started. I went through some forums which largely quoted the problem as a faulty harddrive so I replaced, but the problem persists.

Please help.

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I posted this somewhere else but im not sure which place to post it so im going to try here so i just posting my 2 posts together so thats why it might seem wierd. I don't know a lot about computers but I've been searching on here about his and just want to see if someone can figure this out. My brother dropped his laptop today at school and after starting it back up it only comes up to a screen which was something about media not found but anyway a computer guy looked at it for him at his college and got him to the bios screen and it said "Primary IDE master not dected" and the guy said that means his hard drive either came loose or broke. So after looking on here and then at his computer he said his CD-ROM was in the 1st spot under the boot section and that the hard drive was second and he changed it so hard drive was first so im not sure but i thought read on here from what i understand the hard drive is soposed to be first and the cd-rom second but i do know as of right now the secondary IDE is dectected and is his CD-ROM. So he found his XP cd and its installing that which i dont know if that even has a chance of working but i cant get all the specs for him computer right now but i will as soon as its done if it doesnt work, if i can figure out how cause i never use it but i know its a Intel and thats about it. Its around a year and a half old i would say, got it from wal-mart. he was going to open it but it has the void warranty sticker on the back s... Read more

A:Primary IDE master not detected

Either your data cable or your hard drive is playing up. Check all the plugs to make sure they are in correctly.

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Hihi Jumanji,

need your help again

could you please advise how to recover files from micro sd card, it was not detected

please advise
thank you

A:Micro Sd card not detected

There are many capable heads here who can help provided you give full details of your problem. I would advise you not to tag on to an old thread. Instead start a new thread and give full details of your problem.
For instance 1. make/manufacturer/capacity of the Micro SD Card 2. Where was it being used: a phone? a camera? with details of the device in which it was used 3. When it happened? Was there any precipitating factor you can think of?

Given below is a typical post by a user:

"I bought my Xperia Z a while ago, and with it, a micro SD card. I've been using the phone (with the sd card inserted) without any problems. I've stored my pictures, music, files, etc. in there and always worked fine.
Yesterday, I got a notification on my phone about a new software update. Once I got home, I had the phone updating only to discover that after it finished, my sd card is no longer detected...

Any help would be appreciated please."

The user here has more or less defined his problem and any missing data we can always query and get it.

A new thread will also attract the attention of many (and not only jumanji) and you are likely to get a resolution, when many heads put their thoughts and experiences. So even if jumanji fails, there would be someone else better equipped to deal with it.

So try and make a new thread on the above lines. Don't be afraid and go ahead. We are here to help you. But help us to help you by giving as much details as you can.

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Hello so my computer hasn't been working for a while now.....windows xp x64 os...every time i boot, it gets to the loading screen, and then after that turns black, doesnt get to the login screen...and resets and boots back up again.........read on...
so i've been basically just using a linux mint 7 disc to just use my computer in that live linux mode where i can still browse the internet....
A week ago, now i cant even do that because the Primary IDE Slave isn't detected for some reason, I even replugged everything back in..still not even a new windows 7 installation...doesnt work...
what do I do?

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After building my first self built machine I am running into a problem I haven't been able to figure out...

OS: XP (Not that it matters at this point)

When doing a cold boot the Primary/Master HD is not detected. If left alone the result is "Boot Failure"

If I go into the BIOS the HD is there and when I close the BIOS the result is a complete boot, no problem.

Also, if I go through a step by step boot the HD is detected...

Anyone know of a possible problem and/or a solution?


A:[Resolved] Primary/Master HD not detected

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Hello, I have a HP Pavillion model #A818N with windows xp preinstalled, and I keep getting a message that the primary master device can't be found. The computer lets me go to F1, Through F12 but I have no idea what I am supposed to do. Please help

A:Primary Master Device not detected

First open the side pannel or remove case cover to access the inside of the pc. Make sure the power and data cables are plugged into the harddrive and motherboard. Thjen boot the pc and hit F1 to enter bios or setup. On the main page you should see a list of drives as well as cpu, ram, and dvd/cd drives. If you don't see a hard drive then this mean the hard drive is failing and needs to be replaced to make the pc work again.

You will want to find a drive like these Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, Hard Drives, Internal Hard Drives, SATA 1.5Gb/s
To replace your old drive with, you will need your recovery media to restore the pc back to the day you first turned it on. Recovering your files is doubtfull since the drive is in this stage of failing and if you can then you are lucky. You Might be able to use a sata 3.0 drive but you need to make sure if it can be backwards compadable with the older sata specs, ie sata 3.0 to sata1.5.

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I got a problem with my Cruzer Micro 2GB U3 USB drive, its not getting detected in WinXP/Ubuntu on my PC, nor in my Laptop Vista Home Basic also not in my frds comp with Redhat Linux Enterprise edition.

Cause of Problem:

1. 3-4 days back I downloaded U3 updater and first using U3 remover I removed existing U3 from my drive than installed new version 1.6 U3 installed on my flash drive (this all in my XP PC).

2. After installation it worked properly on my same machine

3. I copied some of the data in it and than accessed in my frds computer which has Redhat Linux, the drive not accessed for few mins and after that it got detected he copied the data that was the last when it detected.

4. Now its not detected in any of my OS -WinXP/Ubuntu not in my Laptop-Vista Home Basic, also not in my frds comp who has Redhat Linux.

Here is the current condition:

1. Light blink on for secounds when I insert it in USB port and than it doesnt show again.
2. The drive is not listed in Disk Manager in WinXP nor in lsusb list the drive
3. HP tool is not able to detect the drive
4. Partition Tools are also not able to detect the drive

Please help to fix the issue, I belive if any how I can remove the U3 software forcefully, drive will be back but how can do that i dont know.

Please Help

A:Cruzer Micro 2GB U3 USB drive not getting detected

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I have just installed a Canon MG6350 printer/scanner and, in general, all works well. The exception is that when trying to use the Canon "Quick Menu" I get an error message that says" No Primary Platform installed" and then refers to a missing "pkg" file. Before this message there is a quick glimpse referring to a Visual Basic screen from Visual Basic 6. Visual Basic 6 is not supported by Windows 8 and was , I hoped, removed to install Windows 8. Can anyone tell me what primary platform is needed and what "pgk" file do I need. Thank You

A:Primary Platforms

Did you get the latest driver from the Canon web site?

See here: Pixma 6320

It's for the 6320 but the driver is for the 6300 family so should be the right one.

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Hello guys,
This is my first thread here, and my english is not that good also, so excuse me for any mistakes
I have my Prestigio for a 5 years and there were no problems. But today when i started the PC, a error occured.
On starting screen there was written: "Primary IDE Slave: Not Detected" and after a few seconds my screen went black and "reboot and select proper Boot device or insert boot media into selected boot device and press a key" message appeared.
So i thought that i will just need to put my Win 7 CD to the CD-ROM, but then i found out i lost it while we were moving.
Is there any way to solve this problem? Is there any way to boot Win from USB?
Thank you for answers

Have a nice day!

A:Primary IDE Slave Not Detected Windows 7 Ultimate

Hello Kiko28!

Five years for a hard drive is a long time. The error you are receiving is most probably because of a hardware issue. The drive is old and is very possible that it has died.
You could power off the PC, open the case and check the wiring of the drive. It needs to have a wide IDE/power cable, check if it's correctly connected.
Check in BIOS, do you see the drive?
From what I'm hearing, it sounds to me like the drive may really be gone.

Good luck!


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Hello guys,
This is my first thread here, and my english is not that good also, so excuse me for any mistakes
I have my Prestigio PC for a 5 years and there were no problems. But today when I started the PC, a error occured.
On starting screen(American Megatrends GUI) there was written: "Primary IDE Slave: Not Detected" and after a few seconds my screen went black and "reboot and select proper Boot device or insert boot media into selected boot device and press a key" message appeared.
So I thought that I will just need to put my Win 7 CD to the CD-ROM, but then I found out I lost it while we were moving.
My BIOS is also saying that Primary IDE Slave is not detected
Is there any way to solve this problem? Is there any way to boot Win from USB?
Thank you for answers

Have a nice day!

A:Primary IDE Slave Not Detected on Windows 7 Ultimate

Open up the computer, check that the cables are properly 'seated' (pushed in all the way) on the drive and on the motherboard. I know you said it has worked for several years, but for it not to boot with the Primary IDE Slave not connected the only way that makes sense for this to happen is if the optical drive is jumpered to Master and the hard drive itself to Slave. That is a bit unusual. You typically would have your hard drive as Master and the optical as Slave. It doesn't really matter, as evidenced by it working in the past, it just isn't a 'normal' setup.

If the cables are seated properly (power and data), your drive could have failed.. 5 years is a decent lifespan for a hard drive.

You can make a bootable USB for Windows 7, although you can't without a working computer.

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My c: drive is not detected and doesn't show up on disk management, but it works fine. How can this be? I want to install Windows 7 but can't because drive c: is not detected.
Thanks for any help.

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At start up it goes through auto detection of primary and secondary slave and says not detected. does that mean it can't tell if the HD is installed? I'm having boot sequence problems and in the boot sequence for 1st boot device it has no hard drive option. Is the IDE-0 or 1,2,3 another distingtion for HD?

Thanks For Any Help

A:Auto detecting primary slave, not detected

It more than likely means that the drive select jumpers on the back of the hard drive or whatever is in there is or are not set properly.

This will give you an idea of how to possibly remedy it

Illustrated How to Replace a Hard Drive


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I have looked up previous posts about "Primary IDE Master not detected" but my problem looks a bit different.
Since a few days my pc (desktop ASUS P5P800S, Pentium 4 w. 3.0 Ghz) does not always boot after switching it on. Sometimes it boots after several attempts, but sometimes I have to go to the BIOS screen and when I leave it, it boots. Note, I don't change any setting, just enter the screen, leave it and Windows starts. After this the pc runs without any problem. After standby it starts also correctly.

In the boot sequence the secondary master and slave are detected, but then comes a "Third master Hard disk error" (which is the C:" drive and "No IDE Master H.D.D. detected!".
The strange thing is that BIOS does detect the C:-drive:

BIOS shows that the primary IDE master and slave are not detected.
Secondary IDE master is the DVD, slave is the HD "E:" (Maxtor 160 GB)
Third IDE Master is the boot drive "C:", a Maxtor 120 GB.

I don't understand 1) why the C:-drive is detected by BIOS but not in the Boot-sequence and 2) why the system runs anyway after passing through the BIOS screen.
The is not understandable reason for the change, I did not open the PC or modified anything
It drives me mad.

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Trend Micro virus scan is detecting a virus named cryp nsanti but cannot remove it. Their site says to delete the file but it seems to be multiplying into various programs such as Provantia, Trend Micro, etc --eek!
I've followed all the steps for log posting. Attached are the Panda scan and the Extra file from DSS. Below is the Main file from DSS.
Please let me know if I'm missing anything.


Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by STP on 2008-04-13 14:21:23
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.

-- Last 3 Restore Point(s) --
3: 2008-04-13 19:21:27 UTC - RP3 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
2: 2008-04-13 19:16:55 UTC - RP2 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
1: 2008-04-13 17:53:49 UTC - RP1 - System Checkpoint

Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

-- HijackThis (run as STP.exe) --------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:23:51 PM, on 4/13/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
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A:[SOLVED] cryp nsanti detected by trend micro but cannot remove

hmm...I just ran another full trend micro scan and it did not detect it again.
So I guess this is resolved for now :)

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Hi,I recently removed TDSS, my compter was running fine for a while now what happens is that windows explorer will freeze up for a minute ( I can still move my mouse and my music is still playing but I cant click anything ) and every now and then Trend Micro will detect TROJ_SPNR trying to run. I recently removed TDSS but I think maybe it's still lingering around. I ran the TDSS tool again and its not found.Here are the logs:DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_29
Run by Brendan at 16:43:19 on 2011-11-11
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.6134.3050 [GMT 11:00]
AV: Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security 2012 *Disabled/Updated* {7193B549-236F-55EE-9AEC-F65279E59A92}
SP: Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security 2012 *Disabled/Updated* {CAF254AD-0555-5A60-A05C-CD200262D02F}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
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A:Windwos explorer freezing - TROJ.SNNR is detected by trend micro.

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I'm running 2 pc's on windos xp pro, I have a d-link wireless N router, and i just can't use my pc which is connected through the wireless part of the router.

It shows the signal Very strong strength, then it doesn't see anything at all, and it keeps happening over and over. I've tried changing the wireless channel, nothing.
The other PC has an USB wireless adapter.
PS: i've tried restarting the router/moden, to no avail.

Anyone got any ideas ?

A:wireless network detected, not detected, detected and so on.

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I just reformated my pc and everything went smooth (including drivers), but when I arrive in My Computer, I only see my 80 GB IDE master. No 140 GB sata there... (although the connections are the same as BEFORE the format).

What changed, then? I did went to check my bios but once there it only detects one of them, the IDE. So well...I am kinda confused about how a simple format could suddenly hide my sata drive like this, and yea, I'm kind of desperate! Any help would be greatly appreciated ASAP. Thanks in advance!!


A:SATA HD not detected under win xp

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Well, this is probably no fault of Windows...
Nevertheless is was a shock to notice that my backup drive was not detected by my Acronis rescue DVD, when I had sort of a crash...
It does show up in the bios.
The Acronis forum has nothing on this issue.
Anything I may not have thought of guys and gals?

A:e-sata HDD not detected outside W7

know issue and recognised by some vendors, like Nero.

see also here

HDD not seen with backitup imagetool

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My computer was working properly until my AVG antivirus was automatically disabled and made me reboot the pc. (I beleive it was all done by a virus). From then on, my SATA 500G hdd is not recognized by the CMOS!
I flashed the CMOS but it didn't work.
Please tell me if there is any virus that can lead to such results? If yes, please let me know how I cam overcom. Else, what is the issue?
Please help

A:SATA is not detected

It is also possible that the hard drive has failed. Take it out, mount it in an external enclosure, attach it to a working machine by USB cable and see if it is recognized and you can look at your files.

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For some reason my Inspiron 5537 laptop intermittently chooses not to detect the DVD/CD rom drive. Discs can be read in the drive at random times, but usually I'm not able to use this drive. When checking the setup utility F2 . . . I noticed that the SATA ODD is not detected. Just yesterday it was detected (no changes were made to the computer during that interval). Is this a driver issue? I would appreciate any help in troubleshooting.

A:(SATA ODD) not detected

It's a recent model so if it's under warranty I'd make use of it. You could try uninstalling the device in System Properties, Device Manager. Restart the laptop and see if the drive is detected with the default Windows drivers. Dell computers are well designed for maintenance and you could remove the drive and then reconnect it in case it's loose. That's most likely done by removing the battery, undoing one or two screws on the bottom and sliding out the optical drive.

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SATA hardrive detected in BIOS boot priority but not when win XP about to be installe

I installed a SATA hard drive ( to SATA port) and a CD ROM (to IDE port). When I go to the BIOS, Primary IDE is showing the CD ROM no where I could find the SATA hard drive. So when I inserted the Win XP installation CD and I get to the part to detect my HD, it shows not detected. Is there any special setting I miss in the BIOS? Please advise. Thank you.


A:SATA hardrive not detected

You must be using an OEM SATA drive. They have to be installed, and the easiest way is to go to the website of the manufacturer of the SATA drive.

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I just purchased a Pioneer DVR-212D SATA and my SATA1 and SATA2 are set on non-raid. My bios detects that there is a DVD in SATA1 (where i connected the red ribbon) but in windows it doesnt show under Devices with Removable Storage section. I have Windows XP. Theres power going to the DVD writer and it detects in BIOS, so do i have to do something in Windows? or continue fiddling with BIOS? I have a CD burner on IDE and the DVD burner on SATA1

Motherboard: ASRock P4VM890

Please help....

Thanks in advance.

A:SATA DVD Writer not detected in XP

Ok i just updated my chipset and now it detects the DVD writer, so the problem was my chipset.

I apologize to those who felt they've waisted their time in trying to figure what was wrong...

Hope people learn from these newb problems/solutions

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I have an hp proliant DL180 G6 server running windows server 2008. when i power it on , the post lights show but it cant boot. when i go to set up it shows primary master not detected. what could be the problem and how can i go about it?

A:Sata drive not detected

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howdy yall,
i have a weird and unusual problem with my SATA drives as they are being detected as USB devices. when there actually internal..
O/s is XP S2

any help appreciated

A:SATA drives detected as USB

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