1792 - secondary disc controller failure

  barry crys 20:53 27 Feb 2010

When trying to start up my HP Compaq lap top I get a black screen with the above message on it at the top with an F10 ROM based set up note at the bottom. If I leave it it goes on to say non system disc etc...

I cannot get it to boot up, has anyone any ideas what to do and what the problem might be.


  woodchip 22:11 27 Feb 2010

buy a new hard drive

  barry crys 10:33 28 Feb 2010

its as bad as that then?

  DieSse 17:14 28 Feb 2010

Can we have the model of laptop you have please.

If the message is to be believed, it shouldn't affect your boot drive at all (which should be on the primary controller) - so it's not as clear cut as all that.

Do you have a current system backup on an external drive?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:22 28 Feb 2010

1. Check no disks in DVD drive and no usb devices plugged in, retry to boot

2. Boot to setup (BIOS) ensure first boot device is set as HDD (hard drive) save and exit. retry to boot.

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