Secondary hard drive master error

secondary hard drive master error

It was going through the Update process for Build and got to 94% and I got an error that said the Update Did not complete and would have to retry later. Probably all that is happening is that the second drive is attempting to boot it's own MBR sector for the other OS and being over ridden-. Note: Diagnostics must be completed and any error codes or messages noted prior to hard.

Secondary hard drive master error - valuable information

When powering up my friend’s computer, it comes up “Pri Master HDD
Error”. Then it says to insert boot diskette in A. He is running
Windows XP. What does this mean?

It means that your friend’s computer has a problem.

The fact that it’s supposed to be running Windows XP is actually
beside the point … the computer hasn’t even gotten that far yet.

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A cryptic message like “Pri Master HDD Error” means that the computer’s BIOS cannot access the hard disk (HDD: Hard Disk Drive) in the computer in order to boot. In fact, it apparently can’t even find the disk to even try to read anything from it.

Since it cannot boot from the hard disk, it’s asking you to insert a boot diskette into the floppy drive, typically referred to as “A:”. Even if you have no floppy drive the BIOS may still ask for it; it can’t boot, so it has to ask for something.

Unfortunately, the error message doesn’t really tell you anything specific about the actual error. It’s the computer’s equivalent of saying “something’s broken” without really telling you what that something is.

“If you’re not comfortable opening up your machine and poking around a little, this would be the time to take it to a technician for diagnosis.”

If you’re not comfortable opening up your machine and poking around a little, this would be the time to take it to a technician for diagnosis. As we’ll see in a moment, the problem could be any of several different issues, and they’ll need to see the machine to determine what it is.

In your shoes, the first thing I would do down “the try-it-yourself path” would be to turn off the machine, unplug it, wait a while, and then plug it back in and try again. I know it sounds either stupid or magical, depending on your point of view, but removing power for “a while” can often cause things that are electrically ‘stuck’ to sometimes reset themselves. If it works, which admittedly is not all that often in a case like this, it’s cheap and fast.

If that didn’t work, I’d once again turn off the machine and unplug it, because this time I’d be going inside. I’d open the computer (if it’s not a laptop, that is) and check the cabling, making sure that cables, both data and power, are securely seated and “pushed in” all the way. It’s not uncommon for a marginal connection to suddenly stop working without apparent cause or at the slightest bump. Once again, if it works it’s cheap and easy.

If you know enough to identify that your computer uses an add-on disk controller that sits in an expansion slot, I’d make sure that it, and all the expansion cards for that matter, were seated properly.

Similarly, I’d also be tempted to remove any expansion cards that weren’t absolutely necessary to boot the machine – sometimes a failure on one card can cause an error to appear as if it’s coming from another place.

Another good diagnostic step, once again with the power off, is to disconnect the hard drive, and then attempt a reboot just to see if there’s additional failure information that can be gleaned from the resulting error message.

At this point, things get tricky. My next step would be to connect the hard disk in another machine and see if it works at all. If it doesn’t, that’s a likely indicator that the hard disk itself has failed and needs replacing.

If the hard drive does work in a different machine, then the problem is likely with your disk controller or motherboard. I say “likely” because things are rarely that cut and dried. Hence this is, once again, where I’d be recommending a technician to confirm this before running out and replacing either.

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Error Message on Hard Drive Failure

Errors messages In MS Windows, related to Hard Drive Problems

If the operating system cannot get the access to the booting code, system files, or user's data on the hard drive - then, the disk is either: damaged, or not properly connected, or has a corrupted boot code. Typically, as a result - system is halted with the black or blue screen. The hard drive with the missing system files or getting bad sectors, clusters, or missing allocations can provide the same behavior.

Data Error Reading Drive [C]

Drive Not Ready-System Halted

Error Reading Drive [C]

Hard Drive Failure

I/O Error

Missing operating system

Primary Hard Disk Failure

Seek Error - Sector not found

Serious Disk Error Writing Drive

A serious disk error occurred trying to read/write drive

HDD-related error messages generated by MAC OS

Bad file name
Bad master directory block
Cannot access (drive's letter) because a disk error occurred
Directory not found
Drive not installed
Internal file system error
No such volume
Not a Macintosh disk
Not an HFS volume
Read/Write requested for an off-line drive
Segment Loader Error
The disk (drive's letter) cannot be accessed because a disk error occurred
This disk is unreadable by this computer. Do you want to initialize the disk?

Error messages on boot up for PC computers and console Run-time applications

These hard disk's errors happen on the boot or in the attempt to run DOS, Novell, or some console command or utility, or when your computer cannot find or initialize the drive controller or the drive diagnosis failed. Usually indicates damaged or unbootable drive. Check, if your computer BIOS/CMOS is able to identify the model number.

Hard Disk Fail (10), (20), (80)
Primary master hard disk fail or Secondary master hard disk fail
Primary slave hard disk fail or Secondary slave hard disk fail
Drive Not Ready
Disk is not formatted
Drive is not formatted
Disk boot failure, insert system Disk and Press Enter
Invalid media, track 0 bad or unusable
Invalid media type reading drive C:
Invalid / Non System Disk
Hard Drive Parameter Table or BIOS Error
Hard Disk Install Failure
Computer stops at verifying DMI pool data
Non-System disk or disk error; Replace and strike any key when ready
Format command cannot format the specified disk
The disk capacity is invalid
Hard disk controller failure

For servers: POST Error Messages on boot up, and test's messages

These messages indicate one or more of the following: Hard drive is not properly setup in CMOS, or hard disk drive is not detectable because it is damaged or failed.

Fixed disk 0 failure / Failure Fixed Disk 0
Fixed disk 1 failure / Failure Fixed Disk 1
Fixed disk C failure / Failure Fixed Disk C
Fixed disk D failure / Failure Fixed Disk D
Failure Fixed Disk
Disk Controller Failure
Intellisafe Hard Disk Detects Imminent Failure
Primary Disk Port Address Resource Conflict
Primary Disk Port Address Resource Conflict
Disk-media error: Hard Drive

HDD Error messages on boot up for Unix/Linux computers:

hdc: drive not ready for command
Kernel Error Messages on failed HDD:
kernel: hda: drive_cmd: status=0x51 DriveReady SeekComplete Error
kernel: hda: drive_cmd: error=0x04 DriveStatusError
kernel: hdb: dma_intr: error=0x40 UncorrectableError

Error messages when you connect an external USB or FireWire drive

Drive is not ready
I/O device error
Delayed Write Failed
Failed to write to mft bitmap

How to Configure Master and Slave in BIOS for Two Hard Disk Drives in a Single System

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Hi,

Thank you for posting your question in the Microsoft Community Forums.

Please answer these questions to get more clarity on this issue:

  • What is the make and model of the computer?

  • Did you perform a clean format install of Windows 10 Technical Preview 2?

  • Have you set the HDD as the first bootable drive in the boot priority?

  • Have you performed check disk on that HDD?

Reply with more information to help you further.

Thanks for the reply

  • What is the make and model of the computer?

The Computer is a 3 year old Lenovo B All In One with 4 meg Memory, 1 TByte Hard Drive running Windows 7.

  • Did you perform a clean format install of Windows 10 Technical Preview 2?

Yes, I partitioned the 1Tb Hard Disk to g, formated the HD as NTFS. I wanted to Dual Boot to keep my Windows 7 files and programs.

  • Have you set the HDD as the first bootable drive in the boot priority?

Yes, I have set the HDD as the first Bootable drive and tried booting. Before installation of Windows 10, I set the DVD Drive as the first bootable dirve to install from the DVD itself. After installation, I switched the HDD as the first drive.

  • Have you performed check disk on that HDD?

As mentioned previously, the HDD is fairly new, about 6 weeks old and I had formated it for the Windows 7 installation about a month ago. As for Check Disk, no I have not run check disk, but will now.

Thanks again for your reply and hope to hear from you soon.

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Yesterday, I installed Windows 10 preview and the computer was up for about 6 to 8 hours. It was going through the Update process for Build and got to 94% and I got an error that said the Update Did not complete and would have to retry later. Shut down and rebooted and now I am getting the same message about the 4th Master Hard Disk Error.

Does anyone have any suggestions beside a bad Hard Drive or the DVD Drive? I have disconnected that and get the same results. Do not know where to go from here. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Here is your drivers pageso you want to make sure you have the latest drivers, of course--and you want to use theirs--not manufacturer's generic device drivers for retail devices, if you didn't already know that (because most all laptops are customized in some way and require drivers unique to the model#/OEM and only available on the laptop OEM's web site.)

sprers.eu

(You didn't say whether you were running x86 or x64 Win 7.)

Also, I'd advise you to download the .iso from Microsoft and clean install/upgrade from that, as opposed to installing and doing the internal update. .iso is just cleaner, easier, faster, imo.

Having trouble with hard drives reminds me of older bioses that used to use master/slave IDE drives with "cable select."   Improper jumper settings on hard drives caused many a problem similar to yours.  This probably doesn't apply to you if you're using SATA drives, but I thought I'd mention it in case you want to examine this.

Last, it's too bad you didn't upgrade from Winyou could have mounted the .iso right on your main hard drive, run sprers.eu, and installed an upgrade right from there without having to use the DVD at all.

Hope this helps

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Thanks JWaltC,

I am in the process of downloading the drivers from that link you provided, and thanks.

I am running the x64 version of Windows 7. I also forgot to mention that I have an AMD Dual-Core Procesor. This unit that I am having problems with is not a Laptop. I have a second computer that I am using right now that is a Laptop but the one that is broken is the Lenovo B All in One that is a little over 3 years old. The Laptop is a couple of months old.

Thank you very much for the information about downloading the .iso of Build I was not aware that I could do that. I have the original .iso that I downloaded in October and have been updating the installed version from the Windows Update/Preview Update (but looks like that went away in Build ).

I have the version on my laptop running in a VM, but I am not happy with that. That was my main reason for trying to install Windows 10 Preview on the Win7 Machine as a Dual Boot to help with the laggyness that is produced using the VM. 

I might even trying installing the Build on my Laptop as a Dual Boot, just to work with it. I have Windows installed on the Laptop. 

Again thanks for the helpful information on the .iso files and I will start downloading that one now also.

Will report back as soon as the Broken Machine is able to be rebooted.

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Well it is not booting up so I guess the computer is dead. 

Go ahead and close this thread.

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10 Common Hard Drive Error Messages That Can Ruin Your Files – Causes & Solution

Ashwani Tiwari ~ Modified: July 23rd, ~ News, Windows ~ 8 Minutes Reading

For many years, the hard drive keeps all our favorite music, memories, documents and encrypt between zeros and ones what we like the most. A hard disk drive is one of the main devices that operates a computer whether it is a desktop PC or laptop. They can be of different types, IDE, SATA, HDD or SSD but, the principle of logical operation is the same as well as the errors.

Sometimes it becomes difficult to verify the errors in the disk until it stops responding, makes strange noises, or simply is not recognized by the system.

In order to make this task simpler, we have come up with this post. Here, we are going to explain some most common hard drive error messages along with their causes and solution.

Common Hard Drive Error Messages

Here you will find a list of most common hard disk error faced by computer users. Simply read the causes of the error and then the possible solution.

  1. Had Disk Error 0xac3: Volume Is Dirty
  2. Hard Drive Not Found (3f0) Error
  3. SMART Hard Disk Error
  4. Hard Disk Read Error Occurred
  5. Hard Drive Error BIOHD-8
  6. Hard Drive Error Code
  7. Hard Disk Error &#; The Parameter is Incorrect
  8. Request Failed Due to Fatal Device Hardware Error
  9. Most Common Hard Drive Error &#; Disk is Full
  10. This Hardware Device is Not Connected to The Computer (Code 45)

So, without killing precious time. Lets describe the all above mentioned most common hard disk error and at the end find one solution for lost files recovery due to any of the mentioned error.

#1. Hard Drive Error 0xac3: Volume Is Dirty

This hard disk error often occurs when users attempt to connect an external hardware on Window 10, 8, 7. It may also arise if there is a problem with the system, especially while connecting an external file storage systems such as a hard disk or a USB stick.

error

Cause:The main reason for hard drive error code 0xAC3 is the presence of bad sectors in the hard drive. The bad sectors can be caused due to unexpected or sudden system shutdown because of power failure or holding down the power button for force shutdown. The ReadyBoost functionality, deficient or defective/ outdated device drivers, computer errors, or bad sectors on the externally connected device can give rise to this error.

#2. Hard Drive Not Found (3f0) Error

While booting a laptop it may say: Boot device not found, please install an operating system on your Hard disk. Hard Disk (3F0) … and so on along with a black background. After restarting the system will result in the same error message over and over.

hard disk error

Cause:Hard drive (3F0) error may occur due to bad hard disk or partition structure or bad cable that connects it with the motherboard. Because of heavy knocking on the floor, a hard disk came into bad contact with the motherboard. Also, the damaged MBR or boot sector on the hard drive or bad SATA controller on the motherboard can be responsible for this. This error code can erase the entire drive.

#3. SMART Hard Disk Error

Whether you are using Windows 10/ / 8 or below versions, the SMART Hard Drive Error occurs unexpectedly and indicates the failure in a hard disk drive or solid state drive. Mainly this error occurs while turning on the system. If this error appears then, certainly the device is expecting a failure soon or the device failure has taken place.

common errors

Cause: Several reasons may lead users to this error like SMART hard disk check failure or broken IDE / SATA controller chip in the motherboard. Incorrect or failed installation / uninstallation of an application that may have left some invalid entries in the Windows registry, virus / malware attack, abrupt system shutdown etc., factors can be responsible for this error.

#4. Hard Disk Read Error Occurred Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to Restart

This error implies that Windows has detected a hard disk issue or there is something wrong with the hard disk reading procedure. It occurs while booting up a computer and prevent the boot operation. If the users press Ctrl + Alt + Del keys to restart the computer, they still get the same error message and then, they cannot boot up the Windows.

fix hard drive error

Cause: The disk read error occurs due to computer hard drive failure, unbootable hard disk, damaged hard drive cables, BIOS setting issues, corrupted MBR, and abrupt power failure. In addition, if the partition table is not configured correctly then, this error code also may pop-up.

#5. Hard Drive Error BIOHD-8

TheBIOHD-8 error occurs and the system restarts. Actually, it is an S.M.A.R.T. drive error code that tells that the hard drive is failing and cannot be connected properly. This error often occurs on motherboards too.

hard disk issue

Cause:Degenerate download or the fragmented establishment of Windows programming, defilement in the Windows registry, virus infection/malware attack etc., can be the reasons for this error message. Apart from this, the runtime error also can be caused due to an assortment of variables. Hence, it is essential to investigate each conceivable causes and fix most common hard drive error.

#6. Hard Drive Error Code

A Hard Drive Error Code is a boot error messages that might end up with displaying if the PC is not cooperating with the user. Unfortunately, this specific error can have major consequences. If someone encounters this error then, they may end up by replacing the computer&#;s hard drive.

hard drive error

Cause: This error indicates that the computer has experienced a hard failure and this failure could occur due to a CPU failure. Or, if the HDD fails to pass a self-test or if the OS crashed this error prompts. Faulty or misaligned cables that are connecting the hard drive to the motherboard and corrupt data or Master Boot Record (MBR) on the hard the drive also may result in this error code.

#7. The Parameter is Incorrect &#; Hard Disk Error

This is probably one of the most common issues associated with external storage drives and prevents users from copying files and makes the drive inaccessible. Hence, after this users cannot transfer the files from external hard disk to any other location of the computer. In case if someone can access the drive then, it will not allow accessing the database.

hdd error

Cause: Power supply from a weak or bad USB port may affect or damage the HDD and if the user is directly unplugging a hard drive from the computer in an improper manner then, this issue may occur. The presence of bad sectors in external hard disk also may result in this. Fix this common hard drive error.

#8. The Request Failed Due to Fatal Device Hardware Error

The error occurs when the device becomes inaccessible. Users may usually encounter this error message while trying to move/ copy the files and suddenly the Windows OS becomes failed to recognize the input or output devices.

disk error

Cause: Faulty systems hardware, inappropriate setup or configuration, loose connections, failing hard disk drive etc., are the main cause of this hard drive error code.

#9. Most Common Hard Drive Error &#; Disk is Full

Sometimes the computer reports that the drive is out of space, or the primary hard disk is full or out of space. When the system drive is in low disk space, some applications also may stop working properly also, it may crash the system.

common error

Cause: It may be possible that virus/ malware is keeping generate the data files on system drive or users may have saved the large data files to the drive. Previous Windows installation, pages files, temp files, and other system files also may have taken up the space in system partition.

# This Hardware Device is Not Connected to The Computer (Code 45)

Multiple peripheral devices may be connected to the computer like USB, keyboard, mouse etc. The error code 45 pops up mostly when the OS is unable to communicate with the connected device or cannot recognize by the Windows.

hard drive error

Cause: Firmware or manufacturer faults, heat, electronic failure / power surge, mechanical or internal failure, corrupt/ damaged data files, modification in Windows registry etc., are some main causes of error code 45 in PC.

So, What’s The Solution?

SysTools Hard Drive Data Recovery Software is one stop solution to fix common hard drive error messages and get back lost files. The tool is not to fix hard drive error but it ensures for no data loss. Simply try this solution to secure your valuable information first. After that perform the corresponding solution to fix most common hard drive errors. I hope the complete write-up will help you to resolve hard disk error easily.

Fixed: Master Boot Record of This Hard Drive Is Damaged

Error: Master Boot Record of this hard drive is damaged

Some users report that they get the error: Master Boot Record of this hard drive is damaged after starting up their computer, and they cannot boot up Windows normally. It is a common problem that happens on internal system hard drive. Accompanying errors caused by this error are Operating System not found, Missing Operating System, Invalid partition table, and Non-system disk or disk error.

MBR of this disk is damaged

In some cases, you may get a "Master Boot Record of this hard drive is damaged" on an external HDD especially when you install the operating system there and then boot from that device. The error also occurs on many hard drives regardless of the manufacturer like Samsung, Toshiba, Seagate, and WD. So, what is the Master Boot Record of the hard drive, and how to repair the damaged one? Keep reading to figure out all.

About Master Boot Record of hard drive

Master Boot Record (MBR), along with Boot Configuration Data (BCD), is an important data structure on the first sector of the disk and it will be created when you create the very first partition on the hard drive. The MBR contains the Partition Table for the disk and a small amount of executable code for the boot start, which means a key part of your computer’s startup system. As a result, when the MBR gets damaged, the operating system simply won’t load.

How do you get MBR damaged? It is not that easy to tell. Sometimes, an improper shutdown of the computer may cause the MBR file corrupted. Some malware attacks and virus infections will overwrite the Master Boot Record and lead to a system being unbootable. Under such circumstances, it is necessary to fix the damaged Master Boot Record as soon as possible.

3 Methods to Fix “Master Boot Record of this hard drive is damaged”

With different conditions of Windows, you have different solutions. The following introduces 3 methods on how to fix MBR corrupted problems with and without external media. Let’s take a closer look.

Method 1. Fix MBR without external media

Some latest versions of Windows like Windows 10 support fixing Master Boot Record without the help of external media like a USB drive or CD/DVD disc. If you are running Windows 10 and get it updated to the newest, try this method.

When you first boot up a Windows 10 PC,  it should recognize that there is a problem and enter “automatic repair” mode. If it does, you’ll see the words “Preparing Automatic Repair” appearing and let it repair. If it does not repair automatically, try this approach: Automatic repair > Troubleshoot > Advanced options. On this page, you have two options available.

Access Cmd Win10

Startup Repair: it will fix problems that keep Windows from loading automatically. Pretty easy yet may take more time to complete.

Command Prompt: use this for advanced troubleshooting. After bringing up Command Prompt, you need to input the fix command “sprers.eu /fixmbr” manually. This method takes less time than the other. When you see “The operation is complete successfully”, reboot your computer to reload the system.

Tip: If you don’t see the “Automatic Repair” picture, reboot or reset your computer several times until you see it.

Method 2. Fix MBR with System Repair Disc

If your operating system is none of Windows 10 edition, or your Windows 10 edition cannot fix the error itself, fix the damaged MBR with the help of external tools, System Repair Disc, Windows Installation Disc, or Recovery USB drive. Next, we take how to fix “Master Boot Record of this hard drive is damaged” with a USB drive for example.

1. Boot from the USB stick. If the system boot from the original disk, you may need to change boot priority to a USB drive in BIOS.

2. After logging into the drive, you should be able to see Choose an option interface. Go Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Command Prompt > type sprers.eu /fixmbr and hit Enter.

Cmd Win7

With Windows 7 Installation disc, you need to choose this path in the installation interface: Repair your computer > Next > System Recovery Options to open Command Prompt. Then, input the same code and hit Enter.

Since you have come to this step, it is not bad to do some other kinds of repairs. Sometimes the error does not disappear, so run these three commands to fix MBR thoroughly. Each command comes with an Enter.

• sprers.eu /fixboot
• sprers.eu /scanos
• sprers.eu /rebuildbcd

Restart your computer after it completes.

With or without the assistance of external media, command lines operations are involved. In spite of everything, for common users, it is a little bit of complicated. What’s worse, if the system cannot fix itself and there is no recovery drive and system repair disc in hand, what should you do? Fortunately, you always have a “Plan B”.

Method 3. Rebuild MBR via a free partition manager

AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is one of the best free partition managers that can help fix Master Boot Record is damaged problem. It is clean and no bundled adware. Free download to have a try.

Tip: this software support creating bootable USB drive or CD/DVD with the software installed. Install the software and create the bootable media on another well-functioned PC.

1. Insert USB drive or CD/DVD to a work PC. Launch AOMEI Partition Assistant to create bootable media. Follow the wizard to complete.

Make Bootable Media

2. Boot your computer with the created device. You may need to change boot order in BIOS. You’ll see AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard started right after login.

3. Right click the disk you want to repair and select Rebuild MBR.

Rebuild System Disk Mbr

4. Select the type of MBR for your Windows in the pop-up window.

Choose Mbr Type

5. Click Apply on the toolbar to commit the pending operations. Shut down you computer on completion. Remove USB drive and boot up from the original disk.

Apply

Summary

It is not difficult to get “Master Boot Record of this hard drive is damaged” fixed as long as you follow those methods strictly. Take advantage of every resource you own to choose the most convenient way.

AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is able to check hard drive for errors as well. It will check bad sectors on partition and perform surface test for disk. For more advanced features like command line partition hard drive, migrate OS from MBR to GPT, convert MBR and GPT without deleting partitions, etc, please upgrade to AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional.

 

Error Message on Hard Drive Failure

Errors messages In MS Windows, related to Hard Drive Problems

If the operating system cannot get the access to the booting code, system files, or user's data on the hard drive - then, secondary hard drive master error, the disk is either: damaged, or not properly connected, or has a corrupted boot code. Typically, as a result - system is halted with the black or blue screen. The hard drive with the missing secondary hard drive master error files or getting bad sectors, clusters, or missing allocations can provide the same behavior.

Data Error Reading Drive [C]

Drive Not Ready-System Halted

Error Reading Drive [C]

Hard Drive Failure

I/O Error

Missing operating system

Primary Hard Disk Failure

Seek Error - Sector not found

Serious Disk Error Writing Drive

A serious disk error occurred trying to secondary hard drive master error drive

HDD-related error messages generated by MAC OS

Bad file name
Bad master directory block
Cannot access (drive's letter) because a disk error occurred
Directory not found
Drive not installed
Internal file system error
No such volume
Not a Macintosh disk
Not an HFS volume
Read/Write requested for an off-line drive
Segment Loader Error
The disk (drive's letter) cannot be accessed because a disk error occurred
This disk is unreadable by this computer. Do you want to initialize the disk?

Error messages on boot up for PC computers and console Run-time applications

These hard disk's errors happen on the boot or in the attempt to run DOS, Novell, or some console command or utility, or when your computer cannot find or initialize the drive controller or the drive diagnosis failed. Usually indicates damaged or unbootable drive. Check, if your computer BIOS/CMOS is able to identify the model number.

Hard Disk Fail (10), (20), (80)
Primary master hard disk fail or Secondary master hard disk fail
Primary slave hard disk fail or Secondary slave hard disk fail
Drive Not Ready
Disk is not formatted
Drive is not formatted
Disk boot failure, insert system Disk and Press Enter
Invalid media, track 0 bad or unusable
Invalid media type reading drive C:
Invalid / Non System Disk
Hard Drive Parameter Table or BIOS Error
Hard Disk Install Failure
Computer stops at verifying DMI pool data
Non-System disk or disk error; Replace and strike any key when ready
Format command cannot format the specified disk
The disk capacity is invalid
Hard disk controller failure

For servers: POST Error Messages on boot up, and test's messages

These messages indicate one or more of the following: Hard drive is not properly setup in CMOS, or hard disk drive is not detectable because it is damaged or failed.

Fixed disk 0 failure / Failure Fixed Disk 0
Fixed disk 1 failure / Failure Fixed Disk 1
Fixed disk C failure / Failure Fixed Disk C
Fixed disk D failure / Failure Fixed Disk D
Failure Fixed Disk
Disk Controller Failure
Intellisafe Hard Disk Detects Imminent Failure
Primary Disk Port Address Resource Conflict
Primary Disk Port Address Resource Conflict
Disk-media error: Hard Drive

HDD Error messages on boot up for Unix/Linux computers:

hdc: drive not ready for command
Kernel Error Messages on failed HDD:
kernel: hda: drive_cmd: status=0x51 DriveReady SeekComplete Error
kernel: hda: drive_cmd: error=0x04 DriveStatusError
kernel: hdb: dma_intr: error=0x40 UncorrectableError

Error messages when you connect an external USB or FireWire drive

Drive is not ready
I/O device error
Delayed Write Failed
Failed to write to mft bitmap

Sounds like the clone procedure did not work or it wasn't done correctly.  When you clone a drive you must clone the entire drive, all partitions, not just the "C" partition.  Clone is a "hit or miss" - works for most but not all.  

Another issue could be Acronis.  I never had any success cloning using Acronis.  I've since switched to Macrium Reflect and its worked OK.  

Do another install of Win 10, and make sure you reformat the hard drive during the Win 10 install.  Then clone the entire drive with Macrium Reflect. 

Clean install of Win 10 Instructions:

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When powering up my friend’s computer, it comes up “Pri Master HDD
Error”. Then it says to insert boot diskette in A. He is running
Windows XP. What does this mean?

It means that your friend’s computer has a problem.

The fact that it’s supposed to be running Windows XP is actually
secondary hard drive master error the point … the computer hasn’t even gotten that far yet.

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A cryptic message like “Pri Master HDD Error” means that the computer’s BIOS cannot access the hard disk (HDD: Hard Disk Drive) in the computer in order to boot. In fact, it apparently can’t even find the disk to even try to read anything from it.

Since it cannot boot from the hard disk, it’s asking you to insert a boot diskette into the floppy drive, typically referred to as “A:”. Even if you have no floppy drive the BIOS may still ask for it; it can’t boot, so it has to ask for something.

Unfortunately, secondary hard drive master error, the error message doesn’t really tell you anything specific about the actual error. It’s the computer’s equivalent of saying “something’s broken” without really telling you what that something is.

“If you’re not comfortable opening up your machine and poking around a little, this would be the time to take it to a technician for diagnosis.”

If you’re not comfortable opening up your machine and poking around a little, this would be the time to take it to a technician for diagnosis. As we’ll see in a moment, the problem could be any of several different issues, and they’ll need to see the machine to determine what it is.

In your shoes, the first thing I would do down “the try-it-yourself path” would be to turn off the machine, unplug it, wait a while, and then plug it back in and try again. I know it sounds either stupid or magical, depending on your point of view, but removing power for “a while” can often cause things that are electrically ‘stuck’ to sometimes reset themselves. If it works, which admittedly is not all that often in a case like this, it’s cheap and fast.

If that didn’t work, I’d once again turn off the machine and unplug it, because this time I’d be going inside. I’d open the computer (if it’s not a laptop, that is) and check the cabling, making sure that cables, both data and power, are securely seated and “pushed in” all the way. It’s not uncommon for a marginal connection to suddenly stop working without apparent cause or at the slightest bump. Once again, if it works it’s cheap and easy.

If you know enough to identify that your computer uses an add-on disk controller that sits in an expansion slot, I’d make sure that it, and all the expansion cards for that matter, were seated properly.

Similarly, I’d also be tempted to remove any expansion cards that weren’t absolutely necessary to boot the machine – sometimes a failure on one card can cause an error to appear as if it’s coming from another place.

Another good diagnostic step, secondary hard drive master error again with the power off, is to disconnect the hard drive, and then attempt a reboot just to see if there’s additional failure information that can be gleaned from the resulting error message.

At this point, things get tricky. My next step would be to connect the hard disk in another machine and see if it works at all. If it doesn’t, that’s a likely indicator that the hard disk itself has failed and needs replacing.

If the hard drive does work in a different machine, then the problem is likely with your disk controller or motherboard. I say “likely” because things are rarely that cut and dried. Hence this is, once again, where I’d be recommending a technician to confirm this before running out and replacing either.

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Hi,

Thank you for posting your question in the Microsoft Community Forums.

Please answer these questions to get more clarity on this issue:

  • What is the make and model of the computer?

  • Did you perform a clean format install of Windows 10 Technical Preview 2?

  • Have you set the HDD as the first bootable drive in the boot priority?

  • Have you performed check disk on that HDD?

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Hi,

Thank you for posting your question in the Microsoft Community Forums.

Please answer these secondary hard drive master error to get more clarity on this issue:

  • What is the make and model of the computer?

  • Did you perform a clean secondary hard drive master error install of Windows 10 Technical Preview 2?

  • Have you set the HDD as the first bootable drive in the boot priority?

  • Have you performed check disk on that HDD?

Reply with more information to help you further.

Thanks for the reply

  • What is the make and model of the computer?

The Computer is a 3 year old Lenovo B All In One with 4 meg Memory, 1 TByte Hard Drive running Windows 7.

  • Did you perform a clean format install of Windows 10 Technical Preview 2?

Yes, secondary hard drive master error, I partitioned the 1Tb Hard Disk to g, formated the HD as NTFS. I wanted to Dual Boot to keep my Windows 7 files and programs.

  • Have you set the HDD as the secondary hard drive master error bootable drive in the boot priority?

Yes, I have set the HDD as the first Bootable drive and tried booting. Before installation of Windows 10, I set the DVD Drive as the first bootable dirve to install from the DVD itself. After installation, secondary hard drive master error, I switched the HDD as the first drive.

  • Have you performed check disk on that HDD?

As mentioned previously, the HDD is fairly new, about 6 weeks old and I had formated it for the Windows 7 installation about a month ago. As for Check Disk, no I have not run check disk, but will now.

Thanks again for your reply and hope to hear from you soon.

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Yesterday, I installed Windows 10 preview and the computer was up for about 6 to 8 hours. It was going through the Update process for Build and got to 94% and I got an error that said the Update Did not complete and would have to retry later. Shut down and rebooted and now I am getting the same message about the 4th Master Hard Disk Error.

Does anyone have any suggestions beside a bad Hard Drive or the DVD Drive? I have disconnected that and get the same results. Do not know where to go from here. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Here is your drivers pageso you want to make sure you have the latest drivers, of course--and you want to use theirs--not manufacturer's generic device drivers for retail devices, if you didn't already know that (because most all laptops are customized in some way and require drivers unique to the model#/OEM and only available on the laptop OEM's web site.)

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(You didn't say whether you were running x86 or x64 Win 7.)

Also, I'd advise you to download the .iso from Microsoft and clean install/upgrade from that, as opposed to installing and doing the internal update. .iso is just cleaner, easier, faster, imo.

Having trouble with hard drives reminds me of older bioses that used to use master/slave IDE drives with "cable select."   Improper jumper settings on hard drives caused many a problem similar to yours.  This probably doesn't apply to you if you're using SATA drives, but I thought I'd mention it in case you want to examine this.

Last, it's too bad you didn't upgrade from Winyou could have mounted the .iso right on your main hard drive, run sprers.eu, and installed an upgrade right from there without having to use the DVD at all.

Hope this helps

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Thanks JWaltC,

I am in the process of downloading the drivers from that link you provided, and thanks.

I am running the x64 version of Windows 7. I also forgot to mention that I have an AMD Dual-Core Procesor. This unit that I am having problems with is not a Laptop. I have a second computer that I am using right now that is a Laptop but the one that is broken is the Lenovo B All in One that is a little over 3 years old. The Laptop is a couple of months old.

Thank you very much for the information about downloading the .iso of Build I was not aware that I could do that. I have the original .iso that I downloaded in October and have been updating the installed version from the Windows Update/Preview Update (but looks like that went away in Build ).

I have the version on my laptop running in a VM, but I am not happy with that. That was my main reason for trying to install Windows 10 Preview on the Win7 Machine as a Dual Boot to help with the laggyness that is produced using the VM. 

I might even trying installing the Build on my Laptop as a Dual Boot, just to work with it. I have Windows installed on the Laptop. 

Again thanks for the helpful information on the .iso files and I will start downloading that one now also.

Will report back as soon as the Broken Machine is able to be rebooted.

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Well it is not booting up so I guess the computer is dead. 

Go ahead and close this thread.

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The BIOS does not detect or recognize the ATA / SATA hard sccm client installation error 1305 are six main reasons why a secondary hard drive master error not detect the presence of an internal hard drive.  Here is a list of them.  They are not in any particular order, but you can follow these steps one by one to troubleshoot this problem:
 

  1. Drive not enabled in the BIOS
  2. Serial ATA drivers are not properly installed
  3. Faulty or unplugged data cable
  4. Drive is not spinning up
  5. Incorrect jumper settings on the drive
  6. Faulty secondary hard drive master error drive 

 

Note: Sections 3, 4,5 and 6 pertain to PC or Mac systems, secondary hard drive master error. Sections 1 and 2 pertain only to PC systems.

 

After verifying that your ATA or SATA port is set to Auto-Detect or is enabled, if you find that your disk drive is not being detected (auto-detected) by the system BIOS, try the following steps to try and isolate/troubleshoot the problem.
 

  1. Drive not enabled in the BIOS

Most personal computers display a brief message about entering System Setup soon after the power is turned on. System Setup is also called the "system BIOS" or sometimes the "CMOS Setup" - each is a name for the same thing, secondary hard drive master error.  

For example, on Dell systems you will see "F2=Setup" in the upper right hand corner during the computer boot-up.  This means to press the F2 key to enter Setup (the BIOS).   Different computer manufactures have different methods to enter Setup, so please check your system documentation for specifics.

If your drive is not detected error 80004005 elsa may be because it is turned OFF in System Setup. Some motherboard manufactures disable unused ports in the BIOS by default. You will need to enter the the BIOS setup in order to verify their current state. 
 

When you add a second drive to the system, secondary hard drive master error, it may be need to be enabled by turning it ON in System Setup.
 

  1. The Serial ATA motherboard drivers are not properly loaded.
    When you install older versions of Windows on a drive that will be the boot drive (ie, the C: drive), when it comes time to install Windows, the drive may not be detected.  You might need to update the driver for your computer storage controller.

  Windows and XP required additional drivers to be loaded.

 

  Note: These drivers do not come from Seagate; they come from the motherboard manufacturer.

   

  1. Faulty or Unplugged Data Cable
    • Always inspect the motherboard and hard disk connections for bent or misaligned pins. Folding, crimping, pinching, or creasing data cables can cause the wires to break inside the insulation, leaving the exterior of the cable looking normal, secondary hard drive master error. When in doubt of data cable condition, replace it.
    • For SATA cables, Seagate recommends secondary hard drive master error cables shorter than inches (1 meter).  For further information, please see Document ID:

      Here are some images of Serial ATA cables.  Click to expand.




       
    • The BIOS will not detect a hard disk if the data cable is damaged or the connection is incorrect.
      Serial ATA cables, in particular, can sometimes fall out of their connection. Be sure to check your SATA cables are tightly connected to the SATA port connection.
    • The easiest way to test a cable is to replace it with another cable.  If the problem persists, then the cable was not the cause of the problem.
    • For ATA drives, Seagate recommends using UDMA cabling with a maximum length of 18 inches. UDMA cables have color coded connections which require proper orientation when connecting.
      See this image:
      (Click to expand)

       
       
      • Blue connector - always connects to the motherboard.
      • Grey (middle) connector - is used for slave devices on the cable.
      • Black connector - is used for master device connection.

 

  1. Drive is not spinning up
    If the drive is not receiving power or receiving an incorrect level of power, it will not spin up. To check to see if this is the cause of the BIOS not detecting the hard drive, follow these steps:
    1. Power off the computer.
    2. Open the computer case and remove the data cable from the hard drive. This will stop any power saving commands from being sent.
    3. Turn on the system. Check to see if the hard drive is spinning. If you touch the side of the drive you should feel a slight vibration. If you do not hear or feel the hard drive spinning, the drive did not start.

 

  If you cannot determine whether the drive is spinning:

  1. Boot the computer and listen carefully.
  2. Shut the computer down.
  3. Disconnect the power cord from the computer itself.
  4. Disconnect the power cable from the hard drive in question.
  5. Reconnect the power cord to the computer itself.
  6. Boot the computer up to see if the drive sound was audible before. And,
  7. Then repeat, only reconnect the hard drive and listen for it to spin up.
  8. Switch power cables with a device like a CDROM or DVDROM drive, so that you are using a known-good power cable.
  9. Check the power supply on your computer to determine whether it is providing sufficient electrical power to operate the drives and devices you have in your computer.
  10. If the drive is still not spinning, connect it in another computer secondary hard drive master error possible.
  11. Connect the drive in a SATA-USB enclosure or something similar if possible.
  12. If the drive does not spin up after all of these steps, please visit the Warranty page to begin a warranty replacement order.

 

  1. Incorrect jumper settings on the drive

 

ATA:  It is recommended that all Seagate ATA hard disks supporting the Cable Select jumper option be configured as Cable Select. If your computer system was built prior to October and does not support UDMA 66 or greater you will be required to use the Master/Slave jumper settings.

 

- -- (Click to expand) Jumper settings for Seagate ATA drives

 

- -- (Click to expand) Jumper settings for Maxtor-brand ATA drives

 

When using Cable Select jumper settings on your ATA drive, all devices connected to the UDMA cable must also use the Cable Select setting. The cable decides master/slave device detection when the cable select jumper settings are used.

 

  1. Faulty Hard Drive

If you have completed the above checks and procedures and the drive is still not properly detected, please attempt to use SeaTools for DOS (see the tutorial here) to test the drive.  If SeaTools does not detect the drive after the steps followed above, or an error code that signifies drive failure displays, please proceed to the our Warranty Services page to begin a warranty replacement order.   

 

Note: For more detailed step-by-step troubleshooting, please see the Serial ATA Troubleshooter

How to Fix Computer Primary Slave Hard Disk Error

Primary Slave Hard Disk Error Pops out on POST

"Hello, in order to expand PC hard drive memory, we do have added a secondary hard drive to my Windows 7 laptop and hope the computer low disk space error would be removed successfully. However, luckily the related no enough space issue is fixed and another primary slave hard disk error also comes out. Honestly, after connecting this hard disk there well, we just start the PC as usual. However, the computer is stuck on boot up screen and secondary hard drive master error 'Primary slave hard disk error, press F1 to resume'. And without knowing much about such PC error problems, I just click F1 button and the same error message pops out again. What should we do to resolve such primary slave hard disk error problem? Have we done something wrong to add the secondary disk? Please help me."
Hello, friends there! The related computer primary slave or master hard drive errors often occur to people due to many reasons, secondary hard drive master error, like incorrectly master or slave hard drive order setting, loose or incorrect hard drive connection or corrupted hard drive issues, etc. And, under your circumstances, it could be caused by the incorrect hard drive settings. Overall, no matter which one of these reasons behind is more proper for you, go on reading this article to remove such hard drive error issues with ease.

Why People Get Such Primary Slave HDD Error Problems?

There are many causes that could bring people such primary slave HDD error problems, secondary hard drive master error. And, here are several major ones for you to analyze your cases:

1). Incorrect master or slave hard drive secondary hard drive master error.

Have you set the master and slave drives after you do have added the secondary drive to your PC? Error protection 8 virtual dj, when people do have added the second, third or more hard drives on the same computer, without selecting the master one and slave ones, the PC will often find no boot hard drive during booting up process and could not restart. That’s also why people get such primary slave or master hard disk error issues.
So, also go set the master drive for your computer.

2). Computer master and slave drives are loosely or incorrectly plunged there

Hello, you do have timely set the computer master and slave drives after adding a second or extra hard drive there? However, computer still gives such primary master hard drive error issues? OK! Are you sure you do have plunged these hard drives correctly on your PC. Since the such PC primary slave drive error problems are also able to be aroused by loosely connected or undetected hard drives, you can go secondary hard drive master error these hard drives all and reconnect them all correctly to have another try.

3). Computer hard drives are corrupted somehow

And, generally, the related primary slave hard drive error issues are also able to be aroused by hard drive issues, like corrupted hard drive issues, broken hard drive drives or hard drive bad sector issues, etc. Have you checked these attached hard drives completely with CHKDSK or the like diagnostic tools recently? Are they all are still healthy? If you do have no performing any testing there, it is also not late to check their state now.
Overall, these PC primary slave or master hard drive error problems could often be caused by the above reasons and of course, there are also other possible reasons existing. However, no matter why yours is or are, hope you will not randomly rewrite or format hard drives or do the like improper operations to make everything worse.

How to Fix Primary Slave Hard Drive Error Issues on Windows PC?

Still do not know why such PC primary slave hard drive error comes to you? No worry! Even when you do not know the exact causes behind, you can also follow the below steps to fix such hard drive error problems on your Windows PC. Just act carefully as below:

Step1. Check whether these hard drives are shown well on BIOS interface

In secondary hard drive master error to make sure whether your added new hard drives are really connected well on your PC, you can go open your computer BIOS and see whether they autodesk vault error 1603 are shown well there. If they are displayed well there, you can easily exclude such connection problems and directly skip to the next steps. If not all hard drives connected are listed well there, secondary hard drive master error, go close your PC and reconnect them all correctly there.
And here is the simple guide for you to check these hard drives on BIOS interface.
Firstly, turn on your PC and long click Del or F2 to BIOS interface. 
Secondly, click Standard CMOS features from the option list.
Thirdly, check IDE hard drives to see whether your attached ones are displayed well there or not.
Please Note:
*Also try to change other connecting USB cables or connection ports to take chances while trying to reconnect these drives.
*No matter whether your problems are prove to be caused by loosely or incorrectly connection, you are supposed to back up all important hard drive files well and then, rightly and safely turn off computer to disconnect these hard drives one by one.

Step2. Reset the master and salve drive

When all secondary hard drive master error inserted hard drives have been detected and shown well on BIOS screen, you can also go check whether your PC master and slave drives are set correctly there.
Here is the simple instruction for you to reset the master drive for your computer:
Firstly, also go start PC BIOS interface to open Standard CMOS features option there
Secondly, find Hard Drive option listed there to find the Primary Master section to set the master drive.
Thirdly, press F10 to save these setting and changes.
Fourthly, restart this PC.
Please Note: Pay attention to setting the hard drive with master operating system loaded as the master drive.

Step3. Check or change computer hard drives

And, up to now, when you do have correctly reset your master drive, you do have also got the same problems. Also do not panic! It could be corrupted hard drive issues. Merely go check all attached hard drives and see whether it is necessary to change some completely damaged or failed hard disks. 
In short, these three steps are often suggested to people who have been stuck in such PC primary master or slave hard drive error issues. Hope they will also help you fix everything smoothly.


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10 Common Hard Drive Error Messages That Can Ruin Your Files – Causes & Solution

Ashwani Tiwari ~ Modified: July 23rd, ~ News, Windows ~ 8 Minutes Reading

For many years, the hard drive keeps all our favorite music, memories, documents and encrypt between zeros and ones what we like the most. A hard disk drive is one of the main devices that operates a computer whether it is a desktop PC or laptop. They can be of different types, IDE, SATA, HDD or SSD but, the principle of logical operation is the same as well as the errors.

Sometimes it becomes difficult to verify the errors in the disk until it stops responding, makes strange noises, or simply is not recognized by the system.

In order to make this task simpler, we have come up with this post. Here, we are going to explain some most common hard drive error messages along with their causes and solution.

Common Hard Drive Error Messages

Here you will find a list of most common hard disk error faced by computer users. Simply read the causes of the error and then the possible solution.

  1. Had Disk Error 0xac3: Volume Is Dirty
  2. Hard Drive Not Found (3f0) Error
  3. SMART Hard Disk Error
  4. Hard Disk Read Error Occurred
  5. Hard Drive Error BIOHD-8
  6. Hard Drive Error Code
  7. Hard Disk Error &#; The Parameter is Incorrect
  8. Request Failed Due to Fatal Device Hardware Error
  9. Most Common Hard Drive Error &#; Disk is Full
  10. This Hardware Device is Not Connected to The Computer (Code 45)

So, without killing precious time. Lets describe the all above mentioned most common hard disk error and at the end find one solution for lost files recovery due to any of the mentioned error.

#1. Hard Drive Error 0xac3: Volume Is Dirty

This hard disk error often occurs when users attempt to connect an external hardware on Window 10, 8, 7. It may also arise if there is a problem with the system, especially while connecting an external file storage systems such as a hard disk or a USB stick.

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Cause:The main reason for hard drive error code 0xAC3 is the presence of bad sectors in the hard drive. The bad sectors can be caused due to unexpected or sudden system shutdown because of power failure or holding down the power button for force shutdown. The ReadyBoost functionality, deficient or defective/ outdated device drivers, computer errors, or bad sectors on the externally connected device can give rise to this error.

#2. Hard Drive Not Found (3f0) Error

While booting a laptop it may say: Boot device not found, please install an operating system on your Hard disk. Hard Disk (3F0) … and so on along with a black background. After restarting the secondary hard drive master error will result in the same error message over and over.

hard disk error

Cause:Hard drive (3F0) error may occur due to bad hard disk or partition structure or bad cable that connects it with the motherboard. Because of heavy knocking on the floor, a hard disk came into bad contact with the motherboard. Also, the damaged MBR or boot sector on the hard drive or bad SATA controller on the motherboard can be responsible for this. This error code can erase the entire drive.

#3. SMART Hard Disk Error

Whether you are using Windows 10/ / 8 or below versions, the SMART Hard Drive Error occurs unexpectedly and indicates the failure in a hard disk drive or solid state drive. Mainly this error occurs while turning on the system, secondary hard drive master error. If this error appears then, certainly the device is expecting a failure soon or the device failure has taken place.

common errors

Cause: Several reasons may lead users to this error like SMART hard disk check failure or broken IDE / SATA controller chip in the motherboard. Incorrect or failed installation / uninstallation of an secondary hard drive master error that may have left some invalid entries in the Windows registry, virus / malware attack, abrupt system shutdown etc., factors can be responsible for this error.

#4. Hard Disk Read Error Occurred Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to Restart

This error implies that Windows has detected a hard disk issue or there is something wrong with the hard disk reading procedure. It occurs while booting up a computer and prevent the boot operation. If the users press Ctrl + Alt + Del keys to restart the computer, they still get the same error message and then, they cannot boot up the Windows.

fix hard drive error

Cause: The disk read error occurs due to computer hard drive failure, unbootable hard disk, damaged hard drive cables, BIOS setting issues, corrupted MBR, and abrupt power failure. In addition, if the partition table is not configured correctly then, secondary hard drive master error, this error code also may pop-up.

#5. Hard Drive Error BIOHD-8

TheBIOHD-8 error occurs and the system restarts. Actually, it is an S.M.A.R.T. drive error code that tells that the hard drive is failing and cannot be connected properly. This error often occurs on motherboards too.

hard disk issue

Cause:Degenerate download or the fragmented establishment of Windows programming, secondary hard drive master error, defilement in the Windows registry, virus infection/malware attack etc., can be the reasons for this error message. Apart from this, the runtime error secondary hard drive master error can be caused due to an assortment of variables. Hence, it is essential to investigate each conceivable causes and fix most common hard drive error.

#6. Hard Drive Error Code

A Hard Drive Error Code is a boot error messages that might end up with displaying if the PC is not cooperating with the user. Unfortunately, this specific error can have major consequences. If someone encounters this error then, they may end up by replacing the computer&#;s hard drive.

hard drive error

Cause: This error indicates that the computer has experienced a hard failure and this failure could occur due to a CPU failure. Or, if the HDD fails to pass a self-test or if the OS crashed this error prompts. Faulty or misaligned cables that are connecting the hard drive to the canon mp 140 e14 error and corrupt data or Master Boot Record (MBR) on the hard the drive also may result in this error code.

#7. The Parameter is Incorrect &#; Hard Disk Error

This is probably one of the most common issues associated with external storage drives and prevents users from copying files and makes the drive inaccessible. Hence, after this users cannot transfer the files from external hard disk to any other location of the computer. In case if someone can access the drive then, it will not allow accessing the database.

hdd error

Cause: Power supply from a weak or bad USB port may affect or damage the HDD and if the user is directly unplugging a hard drive from the computer in an improper manner then, this issue may occur. The presence of bad sectors in external hard disk also may result in this. Fix this common hard drive error.

#8. Canon 50d error code 50 Request Failed Due to Fatal Device Hardware Error

The error occurs when the device becomes inaccessible. Users may usually encounter this error message while trying to move/ copy the files and suddenly the Windows OS becomes failed to recognize the input or output devices.

disk error

Cause: Faulty systems hardware, secondary hard drive master error, inappropriate setup or configuration, loose connections, failing hard disk drive etc., are the main cause of this hard drive error code.

#9. Most Common Hard Drive Error &#; Disk is Full

Sometimes the computer reports that the drive is out of space, or the primary hard disk is full or out of space. When the system drive is in low disk space, some applications also may stop working properly also, it may crash the system.

common error

Cause: It may be possible that virus/ malware is keeping generate the data files on system drive or users may have saved the large data files to the drive, secondary hard drive master error. Previous Windows installation, pages files, temp files, and other system files also may have taken up the space in system partition.

# This Hardware Device is Not Connected to The Computer (Code 45)

Multiple peripheral devices may be connected to the computer like USB, keyboard, mouse etc. The error code 45 pops up mostly when the OS is unable to communicate with the connected device or cannot recognize by the Windows.

hard drive error

Cause: Firmware or manufacturer faults, heat, electronic failure / power secondary hard drive master error, mechanical or internal failure, corrupt/ damaged data files, modification in Windows registry etc., are some main causes of error code 45 in PC.

So, What’s The Solution?

SysTools Hard Drive Data Recovery Software is one stop solution to fix common hard drive error messages and get back lost files. The tool is not to fix hard drive error but it ensures for no data loss. Simply try this solution to secure your valuable information first. After that perform the corresponding solution to fix most common hard drive errors. I hope the complete write-up will help you to resolve hard disk error easily.

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