1782 Disk Controller Failure

March 28, 2009 at 18:41:28
Specs: Windows XP
Please help, when the computer starts i see the message 1782 disc controller failure,,,,how do i fix this problem.....

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March 28, 2009 at 18:45:15
If in fact the disk controller is bad there is no fix. The controller is part of the motherboard so a motherboard replacement would be in order.

There are sometimes multiple disk controllers on a motherboard. You may be able to connect to an unused one. Do you know the model of your computer or the model of the motherboard?

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March 28, 2009 at 20:14:54
I must disagree OtheHill. A disk controller error indicates an error with the hard disk itself as that is where the disk controller is situated, not on the motherboard. The socket on the motherboard, be it PATA or SATA is nothing more than an interface to the North-bridge chip. This seems to be a fairly common error with Compaq computers as a quick Google will indicate.

On PATA or SATA disk the disk controller is actually on the hard disk itself. Thats where the IDE comes from; Integrated Device Electronics. The controller is integrated within the device itself unlike SCUSI drives which do have a seperate controller.



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March 29, 2009 at 07:56:16
I cede to your explanation Stuart. I didn't even think about the electronics on the drive itself.

Actually is good news in a way as replacing a hard drive is better than replacing a motherboard.

I haven't come across that message before even when a hard drive has died.

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