Corrupted Secondary IDE ControllerLocked
We had a power outage last night and during the reboot afterwards, my computer recognized the IDE Primary Slave, the IDE Secondary Slave then reported: Secondary Master Hard Disk Fail. I am running Windows 98SE for my O/S.
Going to Control Panel, System Properties, Device Manager I find in the GUI under Hard Disk Controllers that the Primary IDE Controllers (Dual FIFO) is fine; there is an error marking along side the Secondary IDE Controllers (Dual FIFO) and the VIA Bus Master PCI IDE Controller is fine.
The Resources Tab shows no conflicts and the Driver File Details lists the following: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\OSUBSYS\ESDI_506.pdr
Under the properties for the secondary IDE there is an error message stating the “device is not present, not working properly or doesn’t have all drivers (code 10)” and says I should try upgrading the drivers. When I run that process it checks my A drive, D drive, Microsoft Windows Update and “Specify location” lists F:\DSI\Win95.
The net result is the windows update ends up being the course taken and it reports that the most current driver is already loaded: C:\WINDOWS\INF\MSHDC.INF
Prior to this event I had a 6gig Hard drive as my C drive, a secondhard drive with virtual drives D and E, my CD-ROM was the F drive and a CD Burner was the G drive. Now the system only sees the 6gig C drive and the CD Burner as the D drive.