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I cant start my computer due t a disk read error i press ctrl plus alt plus delete but i go bac to the same page orr a blue page comes up wih some white lettters what do i do?

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BSOD (Blue screeb if death).
You may have a failing hard drive or reinstall/repair windows using the windows CD/DVD

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HOW TO DETECT THE CD ROM USING PHOENIX ROM BIOS PLUS VERSION 1.10 A02


The BIOS information is typically found at or near the top of the POST screen for a very short time ALR PC non / PCI = CTRL+ALT+ESC AMD advanced micro devices=BIOS = DEL Award BIOS = DEL Dtk Datatech Enterprises Co. BIOS = ESC Phoenix BIOS = CTRL+ALT+S Phoenix BIOS = CTRL+ALT+INS Restart your computer during the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key usually Delete or F2 to enter setup
this will differ depending on which bios you have Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS Restart your computer During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup usually the Delete or the F2 key Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the using arrow key scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart note this will erase you operating system you will have to have an operating system disk to load it onto you hard drive or create a partition to load another operating system (note after you have loaded the operating system you should go back and change the first boot device to your failsafe or optimized defaults) after windows has loaded your computer will automatically restart it might restart 2 times one to finish the installation the next will be because the operating system is loaded and will boot from your cd during the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS using the arrow keys load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart otherwise it will keep booting from the cd /dvd drive

If the cd rom is not being detected ?

Click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question /exclamation mark ? ! or a red X right click to update driver You might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd computer then plug them back in restart your this should activate the found new hardware wizard. If this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem "you only need to do the following" if you cant see your disk drive in windows explorer Close all open programs Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SYSTEM CurrentControlSet Control Class {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column. Upper Filters Lower Filters Upper Filters.bak Lower Filters.bak If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer
Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.

Feb 28, 2013 | PC Desktops

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My computer says press contol alt delete i do it does nothing


Reboot the machine, press Ctrl+Del+Alt at the same time and hold, Vista should pop up a blue page with a menu, XP the Task Manager.

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Hello, While trying to boot up, I received the message, "disk read error occurred. Press ctrl+alt+del". The same message appears after I press ctrl+alt+del. What can I do to resolve the issue? Thank...


This is called a disk error which generally means your disk has failed. You need to get your data off it if it is not backed up. You will have to replace the disk.
A local computer shop might, just might, be able to install it into a second computer and read the data. The more you fuss with it the lower your chances of getting any data off it.
If this answers your question, I'd appreciate 4 thumbs. I do this for fun and do not get paid.

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I have a optilex 170l dell computer i replaced the hard disk and now i gives me a disk read error occured press ctrl+alt+del to restart


Press ctrl+alt+del to restart is just an instruction. Did you do it?
What happened? Was it read? Tell us more. Send your e-mail for
us to give you our feedback.
By the way, assuming that it did not work, Your hard disk must be
configured to your PC, by running a software driver for your new hard
disk. You can download it from the internet by running search " hard
disk driver". Just specify the brand.

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Computer will not re-boot


your hard drive has been corrupted due to improper shutdown

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Restart Error: "A disk read error occured Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"


Turn the pwr off for 5 minutes
turn the pwr on and tap the F8 or press the F8, 8 times
and select safe mode and do a system restore

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