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I'm getting a screen that says "A disk read error

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This problem caused by error connection at hard disk, your hard disk can not read by your computer

to fix this problem you need to open your laptop then disconnect your hard disk from laptop, and connect again
and turn on your laptop

the problem like this usually found at computer with sata hard disk connection

i hope this helpful

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It's actually a virus that comes up and tells you that. I suggest you ignore the screen and download Malwarebytes from www.download.com and run a quick scan and see what it detects.

I've seen this on several computers over the past 2 months, and in some cases it forces you to shutdown/restart. It's just a virus that creates a fake alert that your hard drive may be bad.

Posted on Apr 04, 2011

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