harddrives



barra
07-10-2005, 12:53 AM
i have two harddrives installed one is master which has win.xp pro.the other
has win.98 which is a slave drive.
when i boot the computer up i get a message that says one of my hdds.has
failed press enter to proceed.
can someone please tell me why,i get the failed harddrive warning?
thankyou.
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fisher

Pegasus \(MVP\)
07-10-2005, 12:53 AM
"barra" <barra@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:184559D1-6C3F-421B-A61B-9C75E79ADB8E@microsoft.com...
> i have two harddrives installed one is master which has win.xp pro.the
other
> has win.98 which is a slave drive.
> when i boot the computer up i get a message that says one of my hdds.has
> failed press enter to proceed.
> can someone please tell me why,i get the failed harddrive warning?
> thankyou.
> --
> fisher

You probably get this message because one of your disks
has developed a flaw, as the message says.

Richard Urban
07-10-2005, 12:53 AM
Because you have a bad hard drive?

I can't even begin to understand why you are asking this question when you
have been given the exact cause of your problem by an error message.



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Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"barra" <barra@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:184559D1-6C3F-421B-A61B-9C75E79ADB8E@microsoft.com...
>i have two harddrives installed one is master which has win.xp pro.the
>other
> has win.98 which is a slave drive.
> when i boot the computer up i get a message that says one of my hdds.has
> failed press enter to proceed.
> can someone please tell me why,i get the failed harddrive warning?
> thankyou.
> --
> fisher

Yves Leclerc
07-10-2005, 12:53 AM
Hard drives are "mecanical" devices! They have motors and gears that will
wear out. If you are getting this message, then your drives are failing, or
have failed. Can you still access both? If yes, the backup your files and
replace the hard drives.


"barra" <barra@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:184559D1-6C3F-421B-A61B-9C75E79ADB8E@microsoft.com...
>i have two harddrives installed one is master which has win.xp pro.the
>other
> has win.98 which is a slave drive.
> when i boot the computer up i get a message that says one of my hdds.has
> failed press enter to proceed.
> can someone please tell me why,i get the failed harddrive warning?
> thankyou.
> --
> fisher

peterk
07-10-2005, 12:53 AM
When you press enter to proceed what happens??
Can you enter XP??
Can you enter win98??
whichever one you cannot enter is the broken one!!
peterk

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"barra" <barra@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:184559D1-6C3F-421B-A61B-9C75E79ADB8E@microsoft.com...
>i have two harddrives installed one is master which has win.xp pro.the
>other
> has win.98 which is a slave drive.
> when i boot the computer up i get a message that says one of my hdds.has
> failed press enter to proceed.
> can someone please tell me why,i get the failed harddrive warning?
> thankyou.
> --
> fisher


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