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When try to boot up, get disk read error Have Compaq desktop wit Maxtor 20G Quiet 5400 when i turn on my laptop i get "a disk error has occurred. press ctrl+alt+del to restart". i press that but nothing happens. how do i fix this problem?

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Try to hit F8  or F10 and get into the BIOS of your system. Once you do that,see if it shows you your hard disk. 
Even before that, remove all CDs / DVDs that are in the CD drive, USB Drives, that are in the computer and try booting it again. 

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