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Running Windows 7 pro on a Dell T3400

I need help in deciphering an error message in the event viewer:

The message is:   The driver detected a controller error on \Device\ide\IdePort0.

When I look at the device manger for this pc, there is no ide controller in this pc.

What is this message trying to tell me?
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by:Aditya Arora
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This can be:
Your HardDrive (sometimes you may notice that it's noisy, or clunking)
Your IDE data cable (can be just a faulty data cable to the HardDrive)
Faulty IDE0 port on Motherboard (you could try plugging it into IDE1 - where the CD/DVD is)
Faulty Motherboard
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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same as SATA port 0
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nobus earned 1200 total points
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i had that error  -  and found it was solved by a bios update.

FYI -  i started testing the disk too (which is always a good start) with UBCD:
Hardware diagnostic CD    UBCD

go to the download page, scroll down to the mirror section, and  click on a mirror to start the download
Download the UBCD and make the cd   <<==on a WORKING PC, and boot the problem PC from it
Here 2 links, one to the general site, and a direct link to the download

since the downloaded file is an ISO file, eg ubcd527.iso - so you need to use an ISO burning tool
if you don't have that software, install cdburnerXP : http://cdburnerxp.se/

If you want also the Ram tested - run memtest86+ at least 1 full pass,  - you should have NO errors!
 
For disk Diagnostics run the disk diag for your disk brand (eg seagate diag for seagate drive)  from the HDD section -  long or advanced diag !  (runs at least for30 minutes)

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/                        ultimate boot cd
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html             download page
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by:donpick
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Thank you all for your help.
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by:Aditya Arora
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where it the Fault.
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by:nobus
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yes, i' m interested to know what solved it donpick ?
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