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Dr_s99
03-23-04, 03:09 PM
i started my computer today and got this error...

Primary Master faild...

what should i do... it was working in the morning...
:POKE: (crazy)

Dr_s99
03-23-04, 03:14 PM
uh... i just opened my computer... and checked the wires... they were oky....

but...uh when i started the computer..... it told me
unable to find a bootable deivce or something like this...
then i restarted again....
and it worked.... i got in to windows... now....

FastM
03-23-04, 05:37 PM
Sounds like your HD might be on its way out.

GlowStick
03-23-04, 06:31 PM
Yeah, i think your HD is also driving because i had an experince exactly like that.

With me, it was working fine, then one day it woudlnt boot up claiming no boot device found, after a cuple of reboots i gave up.

Then the next day i tired it again and it worked so i thought it was just werid.

Then it competely failed and i got a new drive under warrenty.
Backup all important data while u can : \

kraigc
03-23-04, 08:28 PM
try reseating your IDE cable

Dr_s99
03-23-04, 09:14 PM
well, the funny things is that.. my Bios can detect it when that happens... :bugeyes:

well i will try....to back up some stuff :wonder:

stncttr908
03-23-04, 10:03 PM
That drive wouldn't happen to be a Western Digital would it? :bash:

Dr_s99
03-23-04, 10:10 PM
nope its a max...

ragejg
03-23-04, 10:16 PM
... u been OC'in?

GlowStick
03-23-04, 11:20 PM
nope its a max...
Heh, i admin a leased server, and anyways in 4 weeks we had 3 Maxtor drives burn out on us, got switched to a hitachi no problems since.

maxtor is the worst drive ever, accept for their scsi's witch are ok

-=DVS=-
03-24-04, 03:22 AM
Heh, i admin a leased server, and anyways in 4 weeks we had 3 Maxtor drives burn out on us, got switched to a hitachi no problems since.

maxtor is the worst drive ever, accept for their scsi's witch are ok

I would argue with you on this , its depend on person and model batch..iguess i had and still have several 60GB Maxtor ATA133 drives for few years now , had zero problem since.
I did have bad experiance with Western Digital drives :eek2:

GlowStick
03-24-04, 03:55 PM
I would argue with you on this , its depend on person and model batch..iguess i had and still have several 60GB Maxtor ATA133 drives for few years now , had zero problem since.
I did have bad experiance with Western Digital drives :eek2:
I have had my WD 80 gig drives forever, and my IBM drives for even longer.

Riptide
03-24-04, 05:14 PM
When it comes to hard discs more than any other component YMMV. It is very easy to find someone that has had bad experiences with any particular make of drive. IMO, just backup your data and make sure you get a good warranty. :)

Dazz
03-24-04, 05:15 PM
My IBM drive used to do this all the time with me i had to pull the the cables out and put them back in, only way for it to be detected. The cables where well seated inall.

Nutty
03-24-04, 06:03 PM
I have a Maxtor 20GB, and an IBM 60GXP.. occassionly I'll boot up and get weird clicks coming from the drive, and it'll hang on the post screen.. Sometimes is fine for weeks, othertimes it'll do it quite frequently..

I have a Maxtor +9 at work, and its noisy as hell.. I'm getting a Samsung next, 3yr warranties.... yum.

Moled
03-27-04, 08:01 PM
I just had 2 maxtors sort of die on me within a week
my 2 raptors bounce along quite nicely

the maxtor scsi drives are good, since they baught out quantum.

I have an old atlas IV which still works perfectly :]

GlowStick
03-28-04, 01:09 AM
I just had 2 maxtors sort of die on me within a week
my 2 raptors bounce along quite nicely

the maxtor scsi drives are good, since they baught out quantum.

I have an old atlas IV which still works perfectly :]
Bingo, thats exactly what i experince.