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I have a Toshiba Satellite M35X-S114 that when I power up it reads "A disk read error occurred". When I ctrl-alt-del I can get to a PhoenixBIOS screen, but don't know what to do there. Has my hard drive crashed? Thx

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You can try to either repair windows or the best option is to reinstall everything back on the System.

And if does not help. Please get ur Hard drive checked.

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