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A disk read error occured and keep on re-start

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This error occurs when the computer boots up and cannot find the hard disk and boot up with Windows.
The problem is either the hard disk has failed or the system files are missing or corrupted.
First check the BIOS settings to see if the hard disk is detected and it is the first boot device. If the hard disk is not detected then most likely the hard disk is faulty and you need to replace the hard drive and install Windows on the new hard drive, plus the laptop's device drivers and your programs.
If the hard disk is detected then place the Windows installation CD in the CD drive, and boot up with this Windows CD and do a Repair.
If this does not work then re-install Windows.

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Please check that the hard disk is connected properly. If you know that the hard disk is working, check whether it is detected or not. If it's not detected, you'll need to recheck it again with the power supply. If possible, try it to another Laptop so that you can make sure that Hdd isn't the culprit. In case it's detected and the problem still persists, repair the operating system installation, this will definitely solve your problem. Good luck.

Posted on May 26, 2010

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SOURCE: problem with a disk read error

There are a couple of possibilities.

1. The hard drive is defective.

2. The operating system is corrupt.

The easiest way to test this is to run the restore cd that came with the computer to reload Windows.

If you get this error while running the restore cd then you will need to get a new hard drive.

Posted on Jan 03, 2008

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SOURCE: disk read error occured

If not give it a go and do a repair if needed again!

1- 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!!

2 - 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!!

3- or it could be a defective drive, but most read errors are due ot corrupt MBR or a bad sector!!

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

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SOURCE: A Disk read error occurred upon booting

This could be a sign of the hard drive having a problem.
I would recommend that you do a scan of the hard drive to check for errors.
You didn't mention which operating system you have, but you need to click on My Computer and then right-click on your hard drive. Go to Properties and then Tools.
Once there, select the option that tells you to check the disk for errors. Check the entire drive. Note that this will not run right away. You must restart your computer, as the utility needs exclusive access to the hard drive.
If this type of error reoccurs, it's time to back up your data, 'cause you probably have a hard drive that is dying.

Posted on Apr 09, 2009

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SOURCE: how to fix a disk read error occured?

Sorry, it's time for a new hard drive.

Posted on Nov 19, 2009

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