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Wont boot up says a disk read error occurred. press ctrl alt del to restart. i do this and the same message comes up

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Hello,

your operating system files is corrupt, that's why your computer is showing you that message.Your computer cannot but except the it is repaired.

To repair your windows, you will need the Cd that came with your computer, that's what you will be needing in other to repair your system.

Also, you can still boot your system by booting in safe mode. To boot in safe mode, restart your computer and immediately, keep pressing "F8" on your keyboard, a black screen will come up and you will see a booting option, scroll to safe mode and press enter.

Once your system boots up in safe mode, you can restart your system and the problem might be solved.

Take care.

Posted on Jun 01, 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: 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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SOURCE: A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl Alt Del to

These problem is usually caused when the harddisk of the computer system is Bad.

THE SOLUTION:
Purchase another HardDisk and Prepare it for use by formatting and installing the Operating system on it.(either Win7,win vista etc....)
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