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Computer reads:A disk read error occurred

I cannot log or start my laptop because of a disk error what can I do

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First ensure that you have no CD inside, and that no USB memory stick is plugged.

case one : you get "a:\No system disk or disk error" prompting that there is no floppy. Even if there is no floppy on the machine. That is because BIOS has a virtual A: drive.

Go to bios settings and change bootup sequence put C:\ first

Case two, the system cannot boot and you have generic "No system disk or disk error" because it cannot load the system from C:\ drive.

In this case try reinstalling the system using windows install disk or a recovery disk. If it does not work, the disk may be damaged, and you will need to have it replaced or formatted.

Posted on Dec 20, 2008

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Your hard drive has crashed and it will need to be replaced.

Posted on Dec 20, 2008

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