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A disk read error occurred

I have got the same on my laptop When i switch on my laptop as it starts to load a message appears saying, a disk read error occurred, press ctrl-alt-+delete to restart), but on doing this it just keeps coming back to the message

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    Rob Houg May 11, 2010

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More than likely you have a hard drive failing/failure.

You should have it looked at if you are not "comfortable" doing it yourself.

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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SOURCE: a disk read error occurred, press ctrl-alt-+delete to restart

Restart your machine and while rebooting, press F8 button and boot your system on safe mode. After booting in safe mode, try to reboot it again.

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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SOURCE: problem with a disk read error

There are a couple of possibilities.

1. The hard drive is defective.

2. The operating system is corrupt.

The easiest way to test this is to run the restore cd that came with the computer to reload Windows.

If you get this error while running the restore cd then you will need to get a new hard drive.

Posted on Jan 03, 2008

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SOURCE: a disk read error occurred

when upower up thecomputer enter in bios setup press del or F2 or F1 to neter in bios setup when u power up.
thenr eset bios defaults settings.
then check your hardiskk is deteted or not.
if sata is enabled then disable then press F10 to save settings.

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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SOURCE: A disk read error occurred press ctl+alt+delete to restart

May I know whether the Hard Drive is listed in the BIOS? Try reinstalling the Windows using the Windows OS disc.

Posted on Jul 04, 2010

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