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primary master hard disk fail

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by berthold, May 11, 2004.

  1. berthold

    berthold Guest

    Hy,

    getting this error message "primary master hard disk fail"; after
    booting an ibm hard disk with a "maxtor draco" macintosh disk.

    Award Plug&Play Bios says:

    1st screen
    Detecting IDE Primary Master...... IC35L060AVER07-0
    Detecting IDE Primary Slave...... Maxtor Draco
    Detecting IDE Secondary Master.......CR-48XATE
    Detecting IDE Secondary Slave......None

    2nd screen
    Prim. Master Disk: None
    Primary Slave Disk: None
    Secondary Master Disk: CR-48XATE
    Secondary Slave Disk: None

    Diagnostics with Powermax displays error-codes: UKOE02, S57,
    BiosExtensionSupport - failed, Partition information - read fail.

    MaxBlast III does not recognize the Maxtor Hard Disk, IBMs Drive
    Fitness Test does it, but could not handle the MacIntosh hard disk.

    Anyone has an idea what to do? Are there other diagnostics tools for
    windows which can handle Mac hard disks?

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks in advance
    Regards,
    berthold

    Some additional details:

    serial, model/GTLA:
    S/N K80FEMVC
    54098U8

    Motherboard, chip
    Medion MD9901, MicroATX
    Intel Pentium III, 100 MHz Host-Bustaktrate, 512KB Cache
    Intel ZX, Intel PIIX4E

    Powermax-Diagnostics
    Error-Codes: UKOE02, S57,
    BiosExtensionSupport - failed
    Partition information - read fail
     
    berthold, May 11, 2004
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  2. berthold

    Alan Walker Guest

    Swap primary/secondary IDE cables at mobo end and let us know what it says.

    Might be IDE controller dead/failing.

    Alan
     
    Alan Walker, May 11, 2004
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  3. "Maxtor Draco" means that it is either dead or not set to spin-up auto.
    Since the IBM cannot be read either the Maxtor is likely dead.
    Put the Maxtor alone on its own cable, see what changes.
     
    Folkert Rienstra, May 11, 2004
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  4. berthold

    berthold Guest

    tried a lot of things.

    used the maxtor drive as:

    primary master single and slave
    Secondary master single and slave

    even swapped the IDE cables on the motherboard. Checked and changed
    always the jumpers.

    But getting "...hard disk fail". Bios recognizes as "Maxtor Draco"
    and the IBMs drive as "IC06035AVER07"

    New details from IBMs Drive Fitness Test on Maxtor's Draco says:

    Primary Master/Slave Maxtor Draco 10,25 GB (although it's a 40,9 GB
    hdd)
    ATA-5
    Cache 2097 KB
    Ultra DMA: Highest Mode: 4, Active Mode: None
    Write Cache: enabled
    read look-ahead: enabled
    S.m.a.r.t. options: disabled
    security feature not swapped

    regards,
    berthold
     
    berthold, May 14, 2004
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  5. So it's dead.
    Probably the smallest size in the Draco series design.
    The actual size is read from the platters once it has spun-up.
     
    Folkert Rienstra, May 14, 2004
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  6. berthold

    CJT Guest

    They make decent doorstops.
     
    CJT, May 15, 2004
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