My C drive suddenly reports "primary master hard disk fail"
Posted on 2005-03-30
I think my hdd has crashed which has never happened to me before. I am running Win 98Se on Pentium MMX 200 MMX. I have never had any problems but suddenly I receive the message "Primary master hard disk fail" during normal boot up. Computer picks up memory and secondary master and slave drives(CD ROMS) but fails at C prompt as described. I have checked BIOS and everything seems normal. When I boot using my Win 98SE boot disk the C drive is not available. I should say I have received this message 2 or 3 times over the past week but on rebooting everything was as normal. Now it seems my hard drive has failed. Do you think I have come to the right conclusion and is there any way I can recover any of my data? All suggestions gratefullly received.