August 11th, 2008, 04:32 PM
Sec Master HDD Error
I boot up my comp and it says,
AMIBIOS (C)2001 American Megatrends Inc
A6529MS V1.0 080601
Interl(R) Pentium(R) 4 Processor, 1.50GHz
DEL:Setup F11:Boot Menu F12:Network Boot
Then after a few miniutes it wills say under "DEL:Setup F11:Boot Menu F12:Network Boot"
Sec Master HDD error
Press F1 to Resume
I hope some one can help me out. I really need to use the computer! Thank You in advance.
August 11th, 2008, 06:50 PM
We need a bit more information: what make and model?
Are you comfortable opening the computer up and working inside? If so, I would suggest unplugging the grey ribbon cable that connects the cdrom or dvdrom to the motherboard while the machine is unplugged from ac power. Then, try turning it on and hitting F11 on boot and choosing hard drive as the boot device. If you are uncomfortable inside, take it to a pro. Tip him or her well, and refrain from looking over anyone's shoulder.
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August 11th, 2008, 07:31 PM
its samsaung SyncMasters 750s, and the gray cable is connected from my drive to my cdrom. Now its connected just to the drive, and its not working. I also have 2 drives but one of them is currently not connected.
August 11th, 2008, 09:02 PM
It sounds like you unplugged a drive and the system isnt happy you did.
You need to enter bios to re detect the drives and be sure it detects whats actually there.
And by the way a "samsaung SyncMasters 750s" is not a computer.
It is a monitor.
Did you unplug the drive? thats not working now.
August 12th, 2008, 09:19 AM
ok i hav fixed the sec master hdd error, but now i got an new error...it says,
Windows could not start because the following file is missing
You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup
using the original Setup CD-ROM.
Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair
this happens right before windows load and its after the bios page.
August 12th, 2008, 05:49 PM
Does safe mode work?
Can you boot to the XP cd and the repair consul and do a chkdsk /r ?
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