I just recently bought a new Seagate 8GB HD and it has worked fine for a week then, he last 3 times my computer booted up it hung up and said: "Primary master hard disk fail". When I reboot it goes away and the computer works fine until I reboot the next time (after it cools down). How do I fix this?
The two suggestions that I received were to check for loose connections
which I did, and; to go in your computer's CMOS settings you may find an entry for Hard Drive Delay or Hard Drive Latency. Try increasing the value. If it happens. These are seconds of delay waiting for the hard drive to spin-up and initialize.
I could not find the above but did try this: In CMOS setup, I went to,
Integrated Peripherals, then IDE Primary Master P10 and changed it from; AUTO to; Mode 4. I also tried changing the Bootup System Speed from; fast to; Low.
So far it is still doing the same thing, no change, except that it will shut down and reboot everytime, unless I don't use it for a while then it freezes again when I boot up.