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When i turn on my computer,it goes to a "error reading disk message",hit ctrl,alt and del,when i hit that it goes right back to the above message

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Use your windows CD and do a repair install of the operating system. If you have a recovery partition you can simply do a system restore to a date before this happened.

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Hello, While trying to boot up, I received the message, "disk read error occurred. Press ctrl+alt+del". The same message appears after I press ctrl+alt+del. What can I do to resolve the issue? Thank...


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Press ctrl+alt+del to restart is just an instruction. Did you do it?
What happened? Was it read? Tell us more. Send your e-mail for
us to give you our feedback.
By the way, assuming that it did not work, Your hard disk must be
configured to your PC, by running a software driver for your new hard
disk. You can download it from the internet by running search " hard
disk driver". Just specify the brand.

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