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A disk read error occurred press ctl-alt-del to restart goes back 2 same scrn

A disk read error occurred press ctl-alt- del- to restart have tried this several times still nno boot xp home ed 1601 april dr warrior al 35180 (2057908108) guyanna@bellsouth.net any help is appreciated call me collect if u can help thanq

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Sounds like the hard drive has errors.
Boot to a windows XP cd.
Repair using the windows console.
at the repair console type:

chkdsk /R (hit enter)

Let that run, it takes a long time.
If it's able to repair the drive enough for operation it will.

If it cannot you will be forced to replace the hard drive.

HTH
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