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Disk Read Error, nothing fixes it. Even when putting it into known working pc it fails.

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  • Justin Goldberg Jan 09, 2009

    Thanks. mike1989. Slaving it and copying worked. But on the new disk I get a disk read error.

  • Justin Goldberg Jan 12, 2009

    Solution: Because PartitionMagic gave me error #108 (Partition doesn't end at end of cylinder) I resized the partition with Acronis Disk Director so each partition empty, unpartitioned space after each one.

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Sounds like a bad read head.. inside the hard disk.. you are better off to replace the product.

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