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

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I've received the same error with Dell Diagnostics, but I'm not having any problems with the HDD itself...I'd run a check disk (CHDSK)..This will multiple tests on your drive and fix any error if it can and or move those bad sectors out of available sectors on the drive. To do this just double click on my computer or anywhere you can see the C: drive (default name) and click on it once then right click and choose properties in the menu that pops up..On Vista and XP (I think), choose the 'Tools' tab and choose 'error checking'..Make sure you check both boxes to fix any errors. It will give you a message that the next time you restart your pc chkdsk will run...It usually takes a couple hours...Hopefully this fixes any errors or moves away the bad sectors causing the problem. Hope this helps,,,jc

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SOURCE: A disk read error occurred. the comp. said press ctrl+alt+del

The computer cannot find the operating system, the disk error message means it cannot find the hard disk, you most likely have a faulty hard disk or less likely a faulty disk controller.

You can test the hard disk by removing it and connecting it to a USB hard drive adapter and plug it into a working computer's USB port. If this computer cannot detect this drive as an external drive then you will know your hard drive is faulty ad you need to buy a new one and install Windows and programs etc..

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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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 Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to

Most likely the hard drive is failing, run diagnostics on the hard drive if you have a resource CD. Or you can download them from support.dell.com

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