IDE#0 error message on Satellite Toshiba laptop

Posted on 2004-10-21
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Hi there, I have a Satellite A15 Toshiba. My problem is a week ago I started having problems while working on my laptop. Suddenly, the Toshiba welcome screen appears and the laptop freezes. I have to reinitialize, but then I get an IDE#0 error page. I reboot again and all comes back to normal. Any clue?
Question by:Jewels1
    LVL 7

    Accepted Solution

    sounds like a flaky ide controller, this could only be the cable coming loose or the controller is failing, if this was a desktop i would reccommend opeing it up and shifting the cable to the ide1 controller, but this may not be an optin for you

    LVL 31

    Assisted Solution

    Or the HD is in a bad state. Some kind of HD diagnostic software may be a good idea...
    LVL 1

    Assisted Solution

    Hi Jewels1,
    Try removing the HD, take an eraser Pencil and use it on the contact leads of the HD.  Also take out the battery, flip it over and press down on the power button for a few seconds.   Then put the battery and the HD back in.


    Expert Comment

    I face the same problem on my notebook.

    I tried remove HD, and it show the same error.

    I tried to boot from Drive A:  and run fdisk,
    it couldn't detect HD.


    Author Comment

    Thank you all for your answers. Ill split the points between the three first ones since all of your solutions are valuable. I have not come acroos the problem, but if it happens again I willl apply all of your suggestions

    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

    Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
    - Increase transparency
    - Onboard new hires faster
    - Access from mobile/offline

    Suggested Solutions

    When you hit the power button on your laptop and it does nothing there are a couple of things that you need to check. You will need to check your Ac Power Adapter and your DC Power Jack.  Tip: If you have checked your Ac power adapter and know …
    Lithium-ion batteries area cornerstone of today's portable electronic devices, and even though they are relied upon heavily, their chemistry and origin are not of common knowledge. This article is about a device on which every smartphone, laptop, an…
    To add imagery to an HTML email signature, you have two options available to you. You can either add a logo/image by embedding it directly into the signature or hosting it externally and linking to it. The vast majority of email clients display l…
    Internet Business Fax to Email Made Easy - With eFax Corporate (, you'll receive a dedicated online fax number, which is used the same way as a typical analog fax number. You'll receive secure faxes in your email, fr…

    884 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    18 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now