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Everytime i try to start up my computer the message disk read error occurred then it asks me to press ctrl alt del to restart but it just repeats the same thing when i start over

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There is a problem with your hard disk preventing the system from booting up. You may be able to repair this without losing any data, but it also may be damaged beyond retrieval. A bootable diskette or CD/DVD can be used for troubleshooting and repair. If you can get online, download one from
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/index.html

Good luck!

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1 - Have you tried a different IDE cable?
If not give it a go and do a repair if needed again!

2 - You may have a corrupt MBR (master boot record)!! You will need to reformat and do Fdisk /mbr to delete the master boot record!! Save all data first as this will not allow you to access any of your data as all file location addresses are located in the MBR!!

3 - Your harddrive may have a bad sector get a zerofill tool(low level formatting tool)!! This will rewrite you HD's sectors putting them back to factory spec's!! Maxtors is called Maxblast you can get it from thier site!!

4 - or it could be a defective drive, but most read errors are due ot corrupt MBR or a bad sector!!

Posted on Oct 22, 2008

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