secondary controller error

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I've got a secondary hard drive controller error flag with nothing connected to the secondary ribbon cable
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Is this error comming up on boot (i.e. from the bios)? If the error states that the controller is failing that is onboard. one thing to test would be to pull the ribbon out if there is one in there incase something somehow shorted it. other than that I would think it is either a motherboard / BIOS problem
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Alternatively, Go into bios and disable it, usually (Primary/Primary and Secondary/None are the options) if theres nothing attached.
remove the cable....

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