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I am trying to wipe a hard drive as I have a blue screen on my mini computer. When I turn the computer on it automatically blacks out and says I have a disk read error occurred then instructs me to press alt+cntl+del to restart but it doesn't restart. what can I do to get around it?

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I would say that your hard drive is failing. That is what gives you a disk read error. This is one error you don't want to see.

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