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"A disk read error has occurred. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart."

Ok i was running google earth and my system froze up. i rebooted and after logging into windows i got an message that a windows detected a registry change on start up scan and then nothing my colered desktop wa there but no shortcuts, taskbar nothing, mouse moved i was able to bring up task manager and then i just rebooted. computer then got past the hp screen but before windows boots i got the error. so first in went into bios and ran the hard drive test took about an hour. everything was fine.i tried to boot from the hp xphome cd that came with my dv1000 notebook but no luck. i cant do anthing but go into the bios. how do i go into safe mode? there is no option for me to do this on boot up. i only get these options ESC to change boot order, F10 to enter setup, and F12 to boot from LAN.

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  • azzopardin Feb 16, 2008

    okay i loaded the bios defaults and set it up to boot from the cd rom first. still the same thing. i can feel the system reading the disk and the lights on like it is doing it. i also reseated my hard drive. no change, i was thinking it was my hard drive but i have quickplay just hit dvd or music when powered off and the system starts up in quickplay but i cant get access to my system from the quickplay interface.

  • azzopardin Feb 17, 2008

    when i changed the boot order and restarted it gave me a screen to choose what order to boot in so i chose cd rom and it restarted like normal and went to read the cd but stalled for a while, black screen blinking cursor, then same error.

  • azzopardin Feb 18, 2008

    at this point the data on the drive is an acceptable lose. i just need it up and running again. i know how to work from the command prompt. but i can not get to it. the only thing i can go into is bios but there is no system restore or anything to that effect.



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Try this. load defaults on bios. retry boot from xp cd. on windows setup. choose recovery console. on dos mode. choose OS (XP). Run CHKDSK /R.

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  • dennis joel golez Feb 17, 2008

    when you tried to boot to the cdrom, were you able to pull up the windows setup page?

  • dennis joel golez Feb 18, 2008

    take your hdd drive out of your computer, while you have no hdd, try to boot from the os cd, if you are not even able to get to the welcome to windows etup page, better run a full diags on your mobo, if you are able to get to the welcome to windows etup page(on cd boot), try connecting your hdd to another computer as a slave drive. If still could nopt get detected on another computer, replace the hdd. If detected on another computer, then, fdisk it.


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Shut your computer off and when you boot it back up tap f8. keep tapping it and it will take you into setup in there you can go to last good known setting, or try to start in safe mode with command prompt if you are familiar with that. command prompt is a powerful tool if you can use it. hope this helps hp does have a partition that has the recovery console already installed. if you are ready to lose data(if you have no backup} i believe if you restart your system as it starts booting up hit f10 key and that should take to the option of system restore. or system recovery. try system restore first and choose a date to restore from. then the later that will cause your computer to go back to factory settings.Hope this helps some.

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    Jason bates Feb 18, 2008

    when you try to reboot and tap f8 nothing opens up?


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Dear azzopardin

Please note that your HDD is having your important data. If you are ready for loosing the data, or lready lost the data. Try for restoring from restore Disk. If same thing continues Please change Hard drive. Hope this will solve your problem.

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When starting my HP Pavilion an Error message comes up saying. "A disk error has occured. Press ctr+Alt+Delete to restart" When I press Ctr+Alt+Delete the same message appears, What can I do to fix this problem?

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