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I try to put my computer on and this is what read: A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart

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  • Justin Goldberg Jan 09, 2009

    I get the same error. Also if I put the hard drive from the HP > Pavilion XP788 PC Desktop into any computer, no matter what I do, I cannot boot from that systems cd to run recovery programs. I will try floppy versions, though.

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Your hard drive has crashed and you will need to replace the hard drive.

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Hello, your OS just crashed. you will need to install new operating system or you repair the existing opertaing system.

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