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Hard Drive imminent failure with every drive I put in the machine

Hi

I have a Compaq EVO D310 it has recently been displaying a message on boot up saying;

Your hard disk drive is detecting an imminent failure.....etc etc.....Attribute Failed: # 05

Ok no problem I thought I will replace the disk with a brand new disk and hey presto...however I get the same message with a brand new disk also. In all I have tried 4 different disks all of different size and manufacturer all with the same message.

I have tried resetting the BIOS. Using a different IDE controller. Using a new IDE cable.

Any ideas what else I can try?

BTW one of the disks that I tested it with I am now using as an external drive with no problems.

TIA

Lee
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Lee025_Author Commented:
forgot to mention that I am also getting a 511-CPU fan not detected message even the the CPU fan is happily spinning?
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andrew_aj1Commented:
It sounds like you are having motherboard issues - not hard drive issues. You should check if there is a bios update for your computer and apply it if there is.
I hope this helps. Good luck.
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Lee025_Author Commented:
Thanks for the prompt response

Just tried that flashed the BIOS to the latest version but it's still doing the same thing....maybe it's time to invest in a new motherboard?

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andrew_aj1Commented:
Yeah. It sounds like it. Sorry for the bad news.
Good luck.
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nobusCommented:
i doubt that a bios update helps in this case. it seems more like a bad disk controller (on)board)
so yes - a new motherboard is needed.
that is also why an external disk does work - it does not use the controller
however - since it is a desktop, you can use a pci sata dontroller card, or pci ide card
ide    http://www.newegg.com/store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=410
sata   http://www.satacard.com/
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nobusCommented:
and since yours are IDE, you can hook the disks to the other ide port, and the cd to the bad port
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Lee025_Author Commented:
Both controllers give me the same problem so PCI IDE card maybe the way to go.

Thanks for all of your help.
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andrew_aj1Commented:
You may be having motherboard issues. You stated that you get the cpu fan not detected error also. It may be better to invest in a new motherboard like you stated before instead of buying a PCI IDE card.
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