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SATA HDD not working

Mother board : ASUS M2SN - MX SE
Primary Master IDE : CDROM
SATA Slot 1 : 250 GB Seagate SATA HDD
system was working fine...do not know what happend...today when i started it, ''data read error has occurred press ctrl+alt+del'' error is coming noticed one unusual thing...BIOS was set to factory settings...even i tested the HDD with Seagate Diagnostic Tool and got to know it is healthy...please help me

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Avinash thaks for providing the exact error..

Re: A Disk Read Error Occured. Press CTRL ALT DEL to restart

1 - Have you tried a different IDE cable?
If not give it a go and do a repair if needed again!

2 - 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!!

3 - 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!!

4 - or it could be a defective drive, but most read errors are due ot corrupt MBR or a bad sector!! Good Luck D.i.l.i.p

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