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By craigrogerl ·
On bootup i get a Primary HDC failure. Is this telling me my hard drive is bad or a controller card?

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by grump In reply to HDC Failure

HDC Failure, simply means that your system can not detect or communiate with you Hard Drive on the primary controller channel. Your CMOS is setup to indicate there is a such and such type drive on the primary controller.. This day and age the controller chips and components are on the Mother Board.

Here are some checks.

When you turn on your computer listen for the HD to spin and the head seek cylinder zero. If you don't hear this you may have a dead HD.

The most common problem of this nature is when one installs controller card in the computer and accidently get the IDE control cable pulled loose from the HD or the Mother board. If anyone has been inside to the system check that the cables are seated firmly in the HD and the MBD.

More information about the event leading up to this error sometimes helps in a speedy soultion to the problem.

Good Luck..

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by dmiles In reply to HDC Failure

HDC failure error messages can be caused by any of the following
1. Hard disk drive not connected properly
2. Hard disk drive not setup properly
3. Bad hard disk drive cable
4. Bad hard drive
5. Bad interface board or motherboard
Trouble shootrunning scandisk it will hang when it detects any bad hard drive sectors
Check the connections if you have recently made new installations
Swithch the cable.

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