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Seagate Baracuda 7200.10 160 gbyte HD Windows XP SP2 OS A disk read error occurred Press ctrl+alt+del to restart same mesage over and over agail. Tried to start w/Wind XP disk - no avail.PLease help - I need some data from the HD

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Hard disk cyclic redundancy check


A cyclic redundancy check error on a hard disk means that part of a file read from the hard disk doesn't match the expected value.


A cyclic redundancy check error, in other words, means that files on your hard drive are corrupted.

Repair a cyclic redundancy check error on a hard disk using the Check Disk tool in Windows.


Click "Start" and click "Computer."


Right-click the hard disk with the cyclic redundancy check error under "Hard Disk Drives" and click "Properties."

Click the "Tools" tab at the top of the hard disk "Properties" window.


Click "Check Now" under "Error Checking."


Select "Automatically Fix File System Errors" and "Scan for and Attempt Recovery of Bad Sectors" in the "Check Disk" window by clicking each option if it isn't already selected.


Start a disk check and repair by clicking "Start" in the "Check Disk" window.


Click "Yes" if the "Do you want to schedule the disk check to occur the next time you restart the computer?" prompt appears.


A disk can't be checked if it's in use, so you'll need to restart Windows to check it.


Restart your computer by clicking "Start," clicking the arrow icon to the right of "Shut Down" and clicking "Restart."


Fix a Cycle Redundancy Check Error


The "Cyclic Redundancy Check" error is a Windows error message telling you there's a problem reading data you're trying to access.


The root of this problem could either be a damaged storage device or a corrupt file.

Windows has built-in tools to attempt to fix to this problem, and avoid further errors.


Click on the "Start" menu in the bottom left-hand corner and click "Run."

Type in "cmd" and press "Enter" on your keyboard.

This will open a black command prompt box.


Type in "chkdsk /f" and press "Enter."

If you receive a message saying the disk will be checked the next time the system starts, press "Y" and then "Enter."


Restart your computer by closing the command prompt box and selecting "Shut Down" from the Start menu.


Wait for the disk scan to reach 100 per cent.

This may take awhile.

When it completes, your drive errors may be fixed.


Avoid future problems with this type of error by replacing the file that caused the problem.

For example, if you got the error when using a text document, open the document and copy all the text (press "Ctrl" and "A" at the same time and then "Ctrl" and "C" at the same time).


Create a new text document and paste the text in by pressing "Ctrl" and "V" simultaneously. Save the new file, and delete the old document.


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My seagate hdd is not starting, (40 gb) ata, is see it in bios but when windows isnstalation must start appears an error, I/0 eroor press any key to reboot, need help!


This is a problem related to the Windows error "I/O Device Error" means there is an error in the computer's ability to read data when you try to install a program. which could mean that the CD is corrupted or not fully readable, it has nothing to do with your hard disk. Simply use a different CD. It can also occur if the CD/DVD ROM is not able to read your windows CD, so alternatively you could copy the OS from CD onto a USB stick, change boot priority to USB stick & install your OS on your computer

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My cisnet computer keep reading disk errors.i tying to install window xp. it also system window 32 problems. is a missing files. how do you fix it?


u need to format using a windows 98 sec boot disc. place the floppy in to the comp. switch on the comp. let the disc run, making sure your bios is set to boot floppy first. when disc is finished setting type fdisk then when finished delete drive by pressing 4 .add drive when finished by pressing 1 and following the insturctions. when finished press crtl+alt+del let the comp, reboot the when the disk as finished loading type format c: press yes let it run press crtl +alt+del again then take out floppy disc and put in winpx . as this sounds like you have a virus in your registery

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Upgrading HDD From 40GB To 160 GB


  1. Use the Windows XP Setup disks to restart the computer, or use the Windows XP CD-ROM to restart the computer.
  2. At the Welcome to Setup screen, press R to repair the Windows XP installation.
  3. Press C to repair the Windows XP installation by using the Recovery Console.
  4. Type the number that corresponds to the Windows installation that you want to repair, and then press ENTER. For example, type 1, and then press ENTER.
  5. Type the Administrator password, and then press ENTER.
  6. Type map, and then press ENTER. Note the drive letter that is assigned to the CD-ROM drive that contains the Windows XP CD-ROM.
  7. Type the following commands, pressing ENTER after you type each one, where drive is the drive letter that you typed in step 4 of "Method 2: Use the Recovery Console," of this article: copy drive:\i386\ntldr c:\

    copy drive:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\If you are prompted to overwrite the file, type y, and then press ENTER.

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A disk read error has occured press CTRL-ALT-DELETE to restart.


check power chord or port of hard drive if u dont find any prob. pleace re insert power cord with card board packing. definetly u solve the problem.

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Expand Partition of Hard Drive


My advice is start fresh with a new hard drive, install XP on it, then use partitioning software while running XP to create an NTFS partition on the remaining space of your old hard drive if you must keep your FAT32 partition.

An alternate method would be go to the manufacturer of your hard drive and download their partitioning software. Often it will run from a floppy or boot cd and you can partition as you like using it. Keep in mind, repartitioning a drive, especially an older one, has a bad habit of making the old existing data unreadable if you're not experienced so make sure you have a back up.

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Only 100gb of my 200gb hardrive are showing


Welcome to the wonderful world of windows disk size limitations.

What you are running into is the Windows 137GB Capacity Barrier AKA the 48-bit Logical Block Addressing Support for ATA (IDE), Serial ATA or ATAPI disc drives.

In English this means windows will only “acknowledge” between 127 and 137 Gig of a disk drive without some updates.

In most cases after he latest Service Packs are installed, any additional gigabytes will show up as unallocated space on the drive and you can create a second partition with the Windows disk management tools. Unfortunately this will mean that you have 2 partitions on the drive (if you placed your os on the drive or partitioned it before the updates were installed.).

If this is a secondary drive (in other words your OS is on a different disk drive), install all of the system updates first, you should then be able to format the entire drive as one partition.

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Seagate SATA Baracuda 160 GB harddrive crashed


I've found this to just be the nature of hard drives. You never really can trust them, thats why you always need a backup. Maybe look into a fault tollerant RAID solution if it's really important (kinda expensive)

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Might be a damaged sector. Otherwise i would think you (by accident) created a seperate partition on your C:\ (? main) HD. The cause of damage can be many things, certain types of certain brands or more sensitive in how fast these sectors get damaged. But you can at least try to repair them with the disk repair utility in Win XP, called ChkDsk ("check disk"). However, what may end up happening is that ChkDsk will mark the sector as bad (instead of attempting to recover any information) and your hard drive will no longer 'hover' over top of that area of the drive, making it impossible to recover any data on the sector. Maybe try to google for (free) BETTER third party software for this first. So what caused it is hard to discover after it happened, but you can try to repair it.

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Avinash thaks for providing the exact error..

Re: A Disk Read Error Occured. Press CTRL ALT DEL to restart

1 - Have you tried a different IDE cable?
If not give it a go and do a repair if needed again!

2 - You may have a corrupt MBR (master boot record)!! You will need to reformat and do Fdisk /mbr to delete the master boot record!! Save all data first as this will not allow you to access any of your data as all file location addresses are located in the MBR!!

3 - Your harddrive may have a bad sector get a zerofill tool(low level formatting tool)!! This will rewrite you HD's sectors putting them back to factory spec's!! Maxtors is called Maxblast you can get it from thier site!!

4 - or it could be a defective drive, but most read errors are due ot corrupt MBR or a bad sector!! Good Luck D.i.l.i.p

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