Hard Drive Failure, using 2 Hard Drives.

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I'm using 2 IDE Hard Drives at the same time. One of them is primary, while the other is a slave.

For the past 2 weeks, I'm always receiving an Error message ,

Hard Drive Failure: The System has detected a problem with one or more installed IDE/Sata hard drives.

It is recommended that you restart your system.

As soon as I hit Ok, my system restarts.

I'm using Windows XP. I need your help in fixing this issue.

Thanks

Michael

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Answered By 0 points N/A #119020

Hard Drive Failure, using 2 Hard Drives.

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Hi there! It sounds like you are getting a malware issue here. This is a specific error that you are getting,

'"Hard Drive Failure: The System has detected a problem with one or more installed IDE/Sata hard drives. It is recommended that you restart your system".

It  may suggest that you a need to run a diagnostic test that would allow you to resolve your hardware issue. But this is just a fake program analysis that misleads you into thinking that there might be something wrong with your system. It is a Trojan virus that displays fake error messages for you to install their software. Yet there is nothing wrong with your computer. It’s like they are scaring you to purchase their software.

You could go to this site : Virus removal diagnostic

It’s for you to understand what's going on your computer better, after reading this. You could try scanning your computer for Malware bytes to clean up those error messages.

Hope this helped you out.

Answered By 0 points N/A #119021

Hard Drive Failure, using 2 Hard Drives.

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You would not know if this message really is true and not a virus misleading post until you check your hard drive connection inside the CPU. Don’t just jump to conclusions. Check your hardware. Open up your CPU and check if the ribbon cable connection and power supply connection of the 2 hard drives are intact and secured in their sockets. If you cannot find any problem in the wrings inside, then do a full system scan. It might just be another misleading word of some naughty virus.

Whenever Windows pop up a dialog box informing of a hardware error, check first what the error that has a problem is telling you. It won’t pop up a message if there was no error.

Answered By 0 points N/A #119022

Hard Drive Failure, using 2 Hard Drives.

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Try and check your hard drive manufacturer’s website and see if they have a diagnostic software so that you can have your hard drive/s tested. If there are errors reported and your hard drive is under warranty, have it returned for a replacement, the hard drive needs to be replaced. Make sure you backup your data as well. If there are no errors, try to make sure that the cables connecting the hard drives are connected properly and are well seated. Try and test with known working cables and connectors as well to make sure. If these are faultless, then it may be your IDE/SATA controllers that are having problems. Try and update your BIOS. If it doesn’t help, you may need a motherboard replacement.

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