Received error message

Question

Two months ago, I received the error message "Boot Disk Failure" at the beginning of the boot-up process after turning on the computer. This happened 3 or 4 times in a about a week, but has not occurred since then. Each time, turning off the computer for a few seconds and then turning it back on allowed it to boot up normally. There were no disks in the floppy or CD drives at the time of these errors. What caused this problem and should I be worried?

Answer

This question was answered on May 5, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Error resulted from a bent IDE pin on the back of your disk drive The IDE ribbon cable's socket did not make contact with the disk drive's pin repairing the pin can help solve the problem The error message only relates to errors on the IDE channel.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on May 5, 2003