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A Disk Read Error Has Occured. select Ctrl Alt and Delete.

Q: A Disk Read Error Has Occured. select Ctrl Alt and Delete.

when i start up my sisters computer i get the disk read error. with ctrl alt and delete to restart. i do this and it goes over and over and over again. what shoud i do?!! if i can restart it to normal i get to own the computer. please help!!!!!!! if there is anything you need to kow i will gladly tell. it is an acer aspire. i can not get it in safe mode because the error pops up! i am not an expert in computing, and not a noob. i am a medium. than you for answering. acer aspire 5750G, windows 7. the computer has been overheated alot, sp it turns ooff pretty quickly!!

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Preferred Solution: A Disk Read Error Has Occured. select Ctrl Alt and Delete.

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A: A Disk Read Error Has Occured. select Ctrl Alt and Delete.

Hi, ssindreb. And welcome.
After pushing the power button, hold down ALT and intermittently tap F-10. This "should" give an option to return the lappy to factory condition.
If no joy, come on back....

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hi, i have a new hp pavillion laptop it's not even a year old. lately it has been very slow and frezzeing on me. i've had to manualy shut it off sevral times. after i shut it down manually and then turned it back on it will either frezze on the black screen. or it will say A disk read error occured press control alt delete to restart. sometimes though it will get to a screen that says somthing about windows haveing a problem and to run a fixing program. i did it once a box poped up saying it was trying to fix the problem. 30 minutes later it was done and my computer worked but then froze again and went back to the same old. it now will display the disk read error and i did get to the windows repair thing but it just froze on a black screen. one thing that it did do today was it had a message saying an external hard drive or usb drive was removed wrong and said to replace it and restart windows. i remeber eairer in the week i removed my flash drive and it said i removed it wrong which i never get on my computer. if anyone can help me please i'm running vista. i just want to be able to get my computer back to normal with all my files on it.

A:a disk read error occured press ctrl alt delete

I would backup your data. Sounds like a bad hard drive. You could try chkdsk c:/r after you are done backing up.

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I just got a brand new custom built pc. It had w7 home premium before on it, and ran fine. When I put my disc of w7 ultimate, it intsalled and on first boot, just crashed and showed " A disk read error has occured. Press ctrl alt delete to restart"

I am frustrated, I tried formatting the drives(Partitioned) and they formatted fine. Someone wanna help me?

A:A disk Read error has occured. Press ctrl+alt+delete to restart

PLEASE!!! Help me guys!! its a brand new pc, just not working now!! Pls help!!

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Hello there.

Something seriously wrong with my laptop happened today and now I am getting this error:

"A Disk Read Error Has Occured. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete To Restart".

I had just fixed previous errors of missing system files (ntoskrnl.exe and hal.dll) and just when I thought I had it fixed, I get this error now. I was in the middle of reformatting and before it finished, the error comes up.

I cannot access the Advance Boot screen but I can access the BIOS. But, the BIOS seem no help to me. I have also accessed the Repair Console on my Windows XP Home Edition disc and typed the following commands:

FIXMBR
FIXBOOT
CHKDSK /R /P (Didn't work,, couldn't find certain file)

I am afraid that my hard drive or motherboard has been fried.

Please help me, I am in desperate need of it here.

Thanks

A:A Disk Read Error Has Occured. Press Ctrl+alt+delete To Restart...

make sure your battery and power adapter are working fine

any fans are clean

test your memory and hard drive

as a general rule I reccomend anyone buying a laptop to get the 3 year service/warranty, when that runs out sell it or give it away, having work done on it is not cost effective

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Hi all, I have a big problem in that I am nolonger able to boot into Windows. My laptop is a slowly dying Acer 7520 Aspire with a 320GB Western Digital SATA drive. It was all working fine (apart from the few known hardware failures) until one day I booted it up to play descent and it hung on the desktop, I think this may have been after the system went into hibernation due to low battery. Hard rebooted it only to find the thread title "disk read error". I fear this is a complete HDD failure and is not recoverable although the drive is still listed in the BIOS. I have alot of data on the harddrive which I would like to retrieve, most drawings and music.

I have tried booting from an XP cd to see whether I can get into the recovery console but all I get is a error telling me that now HDD have been detected.

I guess the last line of action I can take is to buy an external caddy and see whether I can recover my data via another computer or even use norton ghost or the likes.

Sorry if it's a bit vague, any ideas?

I might aswell mention that 2 usb ports and the Ricoh flash stick drive are nolonger usable, they just don't detect anything that I put in and on the odd occation when they do, they always fail to install the drivers.

A:A disk read error occured: Ctrl+Alt+Del restart

Immediately remove the drive from the system to avoid data loss.

Put it in another machine, and see if you can copy the files from it. Do not write to the disk any more, or try to boot from it.

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Hi guys, thanks for viewing this topic. I need some technical help with my Fujitsu T5010 Tablet PC.

So the other day I was just using my laptop as usual, handling multiple browser tabs and MSN windows. Then it starts to hang, I was only able to move my mouse cursor around and the system remain generally unresponsive. I tried Cltr Alt Del but to no avail, hence I resort to a hard reset.

Unfortunately, it was unable to boot up after that with the DOS message "A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart". I know this problem is widespread and I have researched around the forums and tried most of the proposed solution but none of them worked for me.

I went to the BIOS setup and rechecked the Boot Priority. The HDD was recognized in the BIOS menu. Surprisingly, the Boot Priority order was not the same as the default setting even though I had never touched this configuration. The HDD was ranked below the CD and Floppy Disk, so I rectify this concern by resetting to default settings, but the error persists. I tried tweaking with the order by placing the HDD on top of the list, but it doesn't work either.

I then tried to access the Windows Recovery Environment through the Vista Bootable Recovery Disc. The CD was recognized and able to reach the loading screen "Windows is loading files..." and then the normal loading bar at startup will appear. After a while, a black screen presents itself and then a mouse cursor will appear in the blac... Read more

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Hi
 
a few months ago I got hit by the telescript ransom virus 4.0, so I took all my locked files and put them in the cloud, I did not delete them from my computer but about 5 days before you guys announced you had the codes to unlock the files I received the above error on my computer when I turned it on, so now I am in limbo because I can't get past this screen to be able to unlock my files.  I have one other laptop at home but I don't want to risk using it to unlock the files if a virus transfers across?!
 
I also took it to a computer shop and they said tey would look at it and then never touched it for over a week until I chased them and then I got the feeling they really weren't interested because it had been hit by this virus, they said they couldn't get into the computer to anything at all, yet I can get into the f2 screen.  They saud the harddrive is finished and the laptop is too old to put time into it (4 years old) they pointed out that when I buy a replacement I should come to them for a deal on a new laptop!
 
any ideas, I don't have a start up disc because it came preloaded, and I don't seem to know anyone who knows where theirs is!  its a Lenovo with windowsxp
 

A:Disk read error occured Press ctrl, Alt, Del to restart

Start with these free, bootable hardware diagnostics:  http://www.carrona.org/hwdiag.html
Start with the hard drive tests.
 
If the hard drive fails the extensive/long test - then you'd have to get a new hard drive (and a copy of Windows to install on it)
Can you read the product key sticker on the system?

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So my cousin called me up today asking for help with his computer...He said its working slow and hes getting lots of pop ups and he wanted to use his XP disk to reinstall windows. I told him to just get spybot, AVG, and to use firefox from now on and his computer will be fine.

So we are talking on the phone and I'm giving him directions on how to use Spybot. Eventually his computer is starting to crap out and is running slowly. This is after he completed a spyware check and fixed the problems. I told him to go to run and type "msconfig" than I had him turn off stuff like aim, ICQ and all those other programs that he doesnt use, but are opened once he starts up his computer. I knew all of the programs that he turned off except for one that had the word spyware in it and something called "VTTimer."

Than I had him restart and as soon as he did he got this error message "A Disk Read Error Occured. Press CTRL ALT DEL to restart." He tried restarting numourous times, but got the same message. I than told him to use his Windows XP CD and boot from the disk. He did that and I had him hit "R" for repair. The screen came up with

1. C:\WINDOWS
Please choose which windows you want to use:

....Or something similiar so I told him to press 1 and enter and than to run "chkdsk /r"

It started running check disk, but it was still at 0% after a few minutes. I just told him to go to sleep and see where it was in the morning. I'm hop... Read more

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I am having this problem with an hp computer, both the harddrives are being picked up in the bios and when attempting to boot i get the error... A Disk read error occured Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart. What can I do I do not want to loose the data on the computer!!!

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Hi again guys,

It seems that every now and again my computer will freeze up or turn itself off and display this message "A Disk Read Error Occured. Press CTRL ALT DEL to restart" when i restart the machine, the error re-appears. this has happened twice so far - each time i have left the computer switched off for a few hours then turned it back on and it has booted and worked successfully. Any way i can stop this from happening? Any ideas what is causing it?

Thanks in advance

Grant

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

I'd guess either overheating or a dying hard drive. Try running a bootable hard drive diagnostic usually available from the manufacturer of your hard drive.

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Suspect Trojan bot virus malware worm don't know which one expert Help Requested

ERROR

Press F11 for Emergency Recovery

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

Computers will not boot.
Started with 3 XP SP3 machines One machine one day, and two machines
the next day. All HP Compaq DC5700's.

Another day At one location maybe 2 to 3 machines.
Another location about 4 more machines, in a 3rd location 4 more machines. All DC5700 except one
HP NC6000 laptop.

HP DC5700s another 20 machines in one day. The next day 5 more machines. The next day 7 more machines.
HP DC5700s, HP Tablet, HP DC8000, Dell Inspirion 6500,
1 Windows 7 professional machine. mostly HP.

Using the temporary fix "fixmbr", "fixboot" to get them back up and running. Took the
hard disk drive out of one of the system and scanned it with almost every virus scanners, rootkit, malware removal tools I could find.
They found nothing!

tdsskiller,McAfee Stinger, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool, RKill
sophos scanner, conficker-removal-tool, gmer just to name a few.

Every Day we are seeing more and more machine with A Disk Read Error Occured. Press CTRL ALT DEL to restart

Requesting Help

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hi guys

so i had a hard drive that was RAW and reading 0 for everything
then my main man daffy duck gave me a few tools and i got the drives
partition working...its booting up off my p3 1.0
but not on the machine it came with (typical)

its a hp/compaw d330m and the drive is a WD400
now i get an error "a disk read error has occured press ctrl-alt-delete to restart"
iv'e come so FAR!!!
 

A:Solved: a disk read error occured press ctrl-alt-del to restart

i just played with the settings...and got it working...
i am overjoyed!!!
 

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Hi I've been reading some forums about a problem I'm currently having with my hard drive. I got the message "A Disk Read Error Occured. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart." And tried a solution from someone who posted in a related thread; about changing the bios settings to default. But it didn't work for me. I'm not sure what their situations where but for me... I have Windows 2000 Professional and a 250GB Maxtor HDD with 235GB of used memory on the drive. The error message just popped up the other day after my PC froze and I rebooted. I've had previous occations of data loss due to the 140GB Barrier; but this time I made sure to update my OS and some other things to make sure that didn't happen again. I have been using the HDD past 140GB safely for some time now, but then this happend. So could this be due to my Bios not being able to read the large 235GB Partition now? I have an Asus P4P800 Motherboard, with a Bios that reads "v2.51 Copyright 1985-2002 American Megatrends Inc." Would updating my Bios help this problem? Also In a thread Someone says that using "bootitng" helped him boot his computer up. Is that something That I should try in this situation. Would it be safe? I want do do this correctly without losing any files so If anyone knows the best way, or anyway I could get my computer working correctly I would highly appreciate it! Thanks you!
 

A:Bios/HDD Problem Please Help A Disk Read Error Occured. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart

Helo.. Ok iM new here..
Ive had this same problem on my laptop. Can some one help
 

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After restoring a ghost image, Computer boots to "A Disk Read Error Occured" Press CTRL-AlT-Del to restart. It runs Windows XP, its a Lenovo Thinkpad with a SATA drive (also in AHCI):

This is what happened. I took out the 160GB SATA from the laptop, and put it in an USB enclosure and created an image in Ghost 11 that is saved to a desktop computer, then. I restored the image to a 80GB SATA drive with a USB enclosure. I pop in that 80GB drive to the laptop and that message of "A Disk Read Error Occured" shows up.

There is only one partition.

I tried the following already:
fixboot
fixmbr
Chkdsk /r (all clean)

By the way, if I put it in an enclosure, it is accessible and does read data as normal. What can I do to fix it?
Please don't ask me to reformat, I want the laptop to use that image.

A:After restoring a ghost image, Computer boots to "A Disk Read Error Occured" Press CTRL-AlT-Del to restart.

The difference in drive sizes (Larger to smaller) may be the problem. I haven't used Ghost in a while, but I had a similar thing happen to me. Let me dust off my memory and dig.Edit : Look at nigels reply here: http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/len...l-will-not-boot

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Ok, a while ago, my PC worked fine until one day I booted and it was extremely slow loading all startup programs. Eventually it froze up completely and I was forced to restart. Every time I rebooted it would restart itself whilst the loading screen for windows came up, or get through to the login screen but have mouse disabled, OR actually select my login but only ever load my desktop picture after hours and nothing more.

I tried to use my windows disk but to no avail. There was a file error. Anyway somehow through the cmd I got it to check the disks etc and it worked fine after a blue screen which checked files in 3 steps (I forget how I got this).

Then once again after a couple of weeks I am on my computer when it suddenly lags badly, grinds to a halt and everything freezes. I am shortly after forced to restart it. This time however just before the windows loading screen bit it says

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

Now once again I cannot run the windows disk due to the same error, (I will get the name if necessary.) Furthermore beforehand I was able to boot in safe mode (i.e press F8, select the boot device, then press F8 some more and then get the list of CMD, last known config, safe mode etc etc), whereas now, I get the error prior to this. As far as I can tell, all I can do is play with the BIOS on the computer, which I know a bit about but not enough to know a blatant error. Needless to say I have tried resetting to... Read more

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

Sounds like your Hard Drive might have died. Try making a Hard Drive diagnostic Boot Disc for your brand of HDD and try that. http://www.techsupportforum.com/f234...es-302602.html

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After my Gateway LT280u loads the F2 and F12 screen a black screen Follows saying:
"A Disk Read Error Occured Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"
I have tried and tried again to get it to start.
Will take any advice to try to fix Computer problem
(It seems F8 doesn't work when pressed either)

A:"A Disk Read Error Occured Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

Have a look at Option 2 in this tutorial, which explains how to run a disk check from a command prompt.

Disk Check

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I have a problem that I was wondering whether anyone could help me with. : D

Here's the deal, I am a semi noob when it comes to computing in this sense and this is my situation:

My computer became seriously screwed yesterday and so I restarted it a couple of times by holding the power button - this then did something bad to fundamental parts of the computer. On boot up, my computer would hang at the POST screen just before detecting drives.

I read on the internet to unplug the CMOS battery and replace it. That worked, and the computer now recognizes that I have two 160GB HITACHI Deskstar Sata 2 hard drives, the computer also recognizes that they are in raid 0 configuration.

But when it comes down to booting from these HDDs it gives me the "A Disk Read Error Occured. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart." error. It just tries to boot from CD, then if there are no CDs it tries the Hard disks and I get this error.

I also cannot boot from the XP install CD, it just says "Press any key to boot CD" and when I do it just gives me the disk read error again.

I have absolutely nothing on this computer so I don't have any data to lose, I can do whatever this end so even the most drastic things don't matter.


Thanks in advance for any suggestions you may have to offer. : )



My system config is:
Motherboard : ABIT FATAL1TY AN9 32X nForce 590 SLI
CPU : AMD Athlon X2 5000+ Dual Core
Graphics : Gainward Bliss 8800gtx
RAM : 2GB Corsair something or... Read more

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I have a problem that I was wondering whether anyone could help me with. : D

Here's the deal, I am a semi noob when it comes to computing in this sense and this is my situation:

My computer became seriously screwed yesterday and so I restarted it a couple of times by holding the power button - this then did something bad to fundamental parts of the computer. On boot up, my computer would hang at the POST screen just before detecting drives.

I read on the internet to unplug the CMOS battery and replace it. That worked, and the computer now recognizes that I have two 160GB HITACHI Deskstar Sata 2 hard drives, the computer also recognizes that they are in raid 0 configuration.

But when it comes down to booting from these HDDs it gives me the "A Disk Read Error Occured. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart." error. It just tries to boot from CD, then if there are no CDs it tries the Hard disks and I get this error.

I also cannot boot from the XP install CD, it just says "Press any key to boot CD" and when I do it just gives me the disk read error again.

I have absolutely nothing on this computer so I don't have any data to lose, I can do whatever this end so even the most drastic things don't matter.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions you may have to offer. : )

My system config is:
Motherboard : ABIT FATAL1TY AN9 32X nForce 590 SLI
CPU : AMD Athlon X2 5000+ Dual Core
Graphics : Gainward Bliss 8800gtx
RAM : 2GB Corsair something or other.
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I recently built a new PC, however I'm having a problem installing Windows XP onto my SATA drive. It works perfectly if I use an IDE, but this is what happens with SATA:
-Goes to the setup screen and puts on the necessary files.
-Asks me to format.
-Starts the 15 second restart timer, then restarts.
-I change the boot order to HDD first.
-It tells me "A Disk Read Error Occured. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart" when it's supposed to continue with the installation.

I've tried the drivers that came with the motherboard and no-go. I've also tried with no drivers and it still gives me this error. One time, I believe it said something about "Boot", but it flashed on the screen too fast and restarted to see what it said.

EDIT: If I made a direct copy from an IDE drive onto this SATA one, is there a chance that might help? If there's a driver issue, it would have all the drivers needed on the Hard-Drive wouldn't it?

Motherboard: Asus A8N-VM CSM
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3700 1MB L2 Cache
Case + Power: Antec Sonata II 450w PSU
RAM: Crucial Rendition 1GB PC3200 x 2
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 300GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache SATAII
GPU: Radeon 9600 XT AGP
 

A:Solved: SATA installation in XP = "A Disk Read Error Occured. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart"

Fixed it simply by making a clone of my IDE drive on my SATA drive :-].
 

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Was trying to reuse an older Acer Aspire M5640 to make a PC-DVR.  I had a recovery disk that was made by best buy's geek squad when this computer was purchased.  So, since all the data had already been transfered to a new computer years ago, I figured i'd just format the disk and use the recovery disk to reinstall everything.  Recovery disk is clearly marked as 1 of 1, however after getting to about 57%, i got a message to please insert next disc???  i didn't have another disk?  
 
After realizing that this was a big problem i didn't know what to do.. I went ahead and powered it down & tried to start over, but on boot up i get the disk read error.  Pressing ctrl, alt, delete doesn't restart the system either.  I have to power it off manually.  
 
I borrowed a buddy's windows vista install disk figuring maybe i could boot from it and just enter my key.  When i hit f12, it brings up the boot menu and I selected booting from the cd/dvd drive and it goes directly to the disk read error screen.
 
I'm lost,  anyone experience this or have an idea?  I would appreciate your help.
 
Thanks,

A:disk read error, press ctrl, alt, delete to restart

Are you 100% sure that your Vista installation from friend is working? It looks like it doesn't do boot from installation media. I remember some problems with Vista installation not seeing HDD drive untill formatted from another PC but this shouldn't be the issue in your case.

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About a week ago, my computer suddenly refused to boot up. Windows Vista. The HP screen would flash by, but after that it would either hang at a black screen, or it would say 'Disk read error. Please insert a system disk.' It did this for a few hours before Windows recovery randomly popped up, scanned the computer, found the problem, repaired itself, and the computer ran fine for a week. I burned off everything I needed to keep during this time.

Today, it did it again, only this time, the message says, "Disk read error. Press ctrl+alt+delete to restart." I put in a Vista recovery disk, and it took it nearly five hours to load the recovery console entirely. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be finding my hard drive.

When I click Repair your computer on the Windows Vista screen from the recovery disk, i get a box that says 'System Recovery Options' It lists my OS installed, partition size and Location. It lists nothing at all, and clicking Load Drivers it tells me to insert the installation media for the device and click OK to select the driver. If I click OK, I get an explorer window that lists Recent Places, SYSTEM, and Computer. System comes up empty (Probably since it will only look for 'Setup Information' in the filetypes,) and when I click on Computer, I see a hard drive named Boot (X with 30.5MB free of 33.0 MB, and my DVD-ROM with my repair disk in it.

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A:'Disk read error. Press ctrl+alt+delete to restart.'

It does sound like it could be dead.
 

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Hello there. I turned my computer on today. When I checked it some time later, I had an error of messages saying lots of files (mostly .dll) could not be found (or something along those lines). Explorer.exe kept crashing, before a constant bombardment of similar messages came up. After a while, clicking ok to all of them, the computer froze.

When I tried restarting, I got the message
"A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart"

Any ideas what might have caused this and fix it? If it makes any difference, I am using SATA drives.

The computer no longer boots into Windows.
 

A:Disk read error has occurred Press Ctrl Alt Delete

It sounds as if your hard drive is failing. Boot from your Windows 7 DVD and Select System Recovery
Options. In the System Recovery window click on Command Prompt. In the command box type chkdsk /r
and hit the Enter Key. Follow the prompts...
 

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Hello there. I turned my computer on today. When I checked it some time later, I had an error of messages saying lots of files (mostly .dll) could not be found (or something along those lines). Explorer.exe kept crashing, before a constant bombardment of similar messages came up. After a while, clicking ok to all of them, the computer froze.

When I tried restarting, I got the message
"A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart"

Any ideas what might have caused this and fix it? If it makes any difference, I am using SATA drives.

The computer no longer boots into Windows.

A:Disk read error has occurred Press Ctrl Alt Delete

Its probably safe to assume that the hard drive has gone po....uhh...failed. Or a nasty virus decided to delete everything.

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Every time i boot my computer i receive this message, after several restarts my system will load up the windows, n i can use my PC,,, n if i turn on the Pc after some hours same error message again.. have restart my system several times to get it work... What's the problem here... i think it's not hardware problem if it was it wouldn't have booted up my OS after several restarts... Is this something gotta do with registry, after messing with registry i have started to get this message, Is re-installing my Operating System only the solutions... help...
 

A:A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+ Delete to restart..?

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Every time i boot my computer i receive this message, after several restarts my system will load up the windows, n i can use my PC,,, n if i turn on the Pc after some hours same error message again.. have restart my system several times to get it work... What's the problem here... i think it's not hardware problem if it was it wouldn't have booted up my OS after several restarts... Is this something gotta do with registry, after messing with registry i have started to get this message, Is re-installing my Operating System only the solutions... help...

P.S My computer will boot up normally after i restart it 5 to 6 times...
 

A:A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+ Delete to restart..?

Your hard drive is going bad. Backup your data ASAP while you can still read it and then replace it with a new one.
 

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Kari sent me to these forums saying my problem may be resolved here. I have a few YouTube videos describing my problems. I really hope you guys can help.

You should be able to see the other startup videos from that link.

A:Disk read error/ ctrl alt delete error

Short clarification:

OP first posted about CTRL + ALT + DEL acting wrong, not doing the default task associated with this key combo. As the thread advanced we noticed OP has a bunch of other issues which IMO could get better response here.

Kari

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the title says it all. My cousin's HP laptop is experiencing this.
i can boot a windows 7 cd, but i should change the order first. CD drive then the main drive. 'coz when i put first the main drive, i can't boot the disk and disk error occured shows up.

i am doing a start up repair now.
i've been following other threads.. but i think this is getting me nowhere. it's been an hour now since i started the startup repair. it's still "searching for problems..."

what should i do?
thank you and good day!

okayyy.. so i finished the start up repair. whew! that took a lot of time.
it says.. "can't start the repair blah blah or can't repair.. report or dont send" something like that. hehe

so im back to zero .. again. haha

A:Disk error occured press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart

btw, it's OS is vista.
i have windows 7 disk.
should i install windows 7??
i just want to back up the files... and if its possible, fix the laptop.

thank you and good day!

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ok i've had this problem for awhile now and im not sure how to fix and it came from other problems heres what happend my pc was going a bit slow and i got a message telling my to restart to finish the install on a game i had bought awhile back (3-5 years ago) and i have installed it multipule times before. so i went and restarted it and i had a problem it was one i had before which was a min or so after the desktop started it would freeze and stop responding. at that point i came here looking for answers one i got was to uninstall my video driver and i did. i realized that it had not fixed the problem worse because i had a low resolution and i had tried to restart a few times. now the last time i tryed i was going to try something someone else had told me to do (i dont remember what it was but i wasnt able to even try it because the desktop would freeze too fast) and i restarted it and got the error message now i have no idea what to do. . .

A:a disk error has occured. . . press ctrl+alt+del to restart

Mate, you came to the right place.

Start windows in safe mode: Safe Mode

try to uninstall the game. also, type MSCONFIG into the start menu search bar, and click the program at the top. Click the option that says Diagnostic startup. Remember to go back and select Normal Startup when problem is solved

Restart, and do a full scan with your antivirus program. Make sure it is updated first. Also, please let me know which Antivirus program you are using.

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Ok, ive had nothing but problems with this new comp i built. I finally got it together, and its been working for weeks, no problems. Then suddenly the other day i went to restart it, as its restarting it says "A Disk Read Error Occured: im confused, turn it off, and turn it back on to see if itll work. So then i took it apart checked the wires to see if they were loose, still same thing. So i then tried to Do a system recovey/restore, i set it up so it reads the cd rom first, and i put my Win XP cd in there. Well it goes to a black screen, and the cd rom makes sounds like its tryign to load up, but instead it just sits at a black screen goign no where. Ive tried several times, and still no change. I was wondering if anyone has had this problem, or knows how to fix this problem. If you have or do, please respond to this message Asap or e-mail me at [email protected] thanks.

A:A read disk error occured

One thread per issue is sufficient!

This thread is now closed.

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Hiya. I have been using Windows 7 7100 for about a month or so now. I was using my computer like usual, nothing out of the ordinary, when it started running very slowly. I rebooted the machine, and got this message:

DISK FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK THEN PRESS ENTER.

I did that, and got this:

"Windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer.

This error can be caused by unplugging a removable storage device such as an external USB drive while the device is in use, or by faulty hardware such as a hard drive or CD-ROM drive that is failing. Make sure any removable storage is properly connected and then restart your computer.

If you continue to receive this error message, contact the hardware manufacturer.
Status: Oxc00000e9

Info: An unexpected I/O error has occurred. "

After that, I went on to run startup repair. I fixed it, went on to using my computer until the same thing happened again. I did the same process I did above, but the power went out while it was repairing, and the computer shut off. When I started it up again, I got:

A Disk Read Error Has Occurred.
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart.

I can't get past this point. I would really love to save the data I have on there. Is there anything I can do to fix this problem?

A:A Disk Read Error Has Occured

Hate to say it but your drive may be failing. Sounds pretty classic, especially with it slowing down.

Is is your system drive with your OS installation?

If you are constantly getting this error and cannot boot in to Windows, see if the drive actually is still showing up in your BIOS.
Have you tried seating the drive in another SATA/IDE port in case the port/controller is failing?

My suggestion if this all fails is to remove it and throw it in a another PC if you have one as a slave drive and boot and see if you can pull the data off. I would then run a checkdisk /r on it.

If yoo do not have a second PC, I would recommend getting a Knoppix live disk and booting from it and then you can explore the drive and pull the data off you need and save to either a USB device or use the network support to transfer the files to another PC.

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Hey guys,

Everything has been fine with my 3 and a half year old ADVENT PC, and I've been successful in upgrading parts such as DVD Drives, adding extra RAM and installing my new graphics card.

However, in the past few days, when I boot up my PC, it stops at what I believe the DOS screen (part with BOOT FROM CD etc.) and will say A Disk Read Error Occurred. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to restart. This happens 2/3 of the times I turn on the PC.

Also, if I do press Ctrl+Alt+Delete and the PC restart, it is normally successful, and will boot up Windows perfectly. Just this morning, it gave me the error, and with 2 Ctrl+Alt+Delete restarts, it's working perfectly, hence I can type this.

I do however worry about the time when I'm unable to get it to start, hence I need to post here.

Unfortunately I cannot be specific about hard drive model or anything, as I just don't know, but if this is necessary, could someone please tell me how to find out!

Appreciate the help,

Jin666
 

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Does anyone have a solution to this?

I've been trying to rebuild my friend's PC for ages now and every time I get past the initial part of setup (boot from CD, create partition, copy files, reboot) I get this error message.

I've done everything I can think off:

Low level format
Restart install
chkdsk
chkdsk /mbr
fixmbr from Windows recovery console
fixboot from Windows recovery console
Update BIOS

I still get the same error message when I replace the hard drive with a new one.

And I've read about a billion articles about this but none of them have the same solution.
 

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I am working on a laptop for my brother, Compaq evo 610c. It has windows xp professional on it. after the bios screen, an error pops up,
A disk read error occurred
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart
I can access the drive and all the files in a linux live distro, and also in recovery console. I have tried to chkdsk /r but it did not fix the problem. It did say it had errors, whether or not they were fixed, I don't know. I have also run fixboot. I ran a hard drive check from the bios as well. I see nothing pointing to a faulty hard drive, but just some windows file corrupted. I am trying to avoid re-installing windows due to the numerous programs that are installed. I'm leery to try fixmbr because I don't want to lose the contents of the hard drive. If i haven't provided enough information let me know.

A:A disk read error occured

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Hi,
having a problem I can't solve but I'm sure you can. My pc starts up fine but on reboot (restart) I get "disk read error occured", been trying all sorts of things so far no success, Downloaded Hijackthis and here's the info. Running XP with SP2 installed. Thanks. Perry
P.S. really need help with this soon, it's driving me nuts.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 1:23:19 PM, on 11/18/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\GEARSEC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Ghost 2003\GhostStartService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Ghost 2003\GhostStartTrayApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\realtime.exe
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So I know this can be one of many problems, but I tried to start up the HTPC yesterday, and it would not awake from sleep. When I reset it, it had the message of "disk error read occurred". When I check the BIOS, it recognizes the SATA hard drive as 500gb, and everything seems great, but I can't even boot up from the Vista CD, I get the same message.

However, if I disconnect the hard drive, I am able to boot up the Vista CD, but of course, now I have no hard drive to work with.

I am planning on installing a floppy drive today to update the BIOS, and if that does not work, I will pop in a spare hard drive to run some updates on the BIOS to see if that would work.
Am I heading in the right direction thinking it is either the BIOS update or a bad hard drive?

The weird thing is that everything worked great the night before, but I had recorded two large HD episodes for a total of 4 hours. I wonder if the BIOS was not updated to handle the increase in GB capacity from the shows. I only say this because I saw some threads about going over 127gb making your Motherboard unable to boot from the HD.

Any thoughts or comments would be appreciated
Thanks,
 

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A Disk Read Error Has Occured
Press ctrl alt del to restart

Hi i keep getting that message when i turn on my computer its been like that for the past few days. Im Using windows XP Bell system optiplex 170L series Bios version A07
i can access the setup menu and the boot menu but idk what to do. im a computer noob
 

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Okay, so I was on my computer and it all of a sudden freezes up, I tryed pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete and nothing happened. So I reach down and hit the reset button on my computer. It turns off and when it tries to boot back up it says "A disk read error occurred; Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"
of course I do this and it gives me the same message. I'm assuming this means there is a harddrive error.

I've tried booting from the disk and going into repair my computer after windows files load but my operating system does not show up on the list.

please help me! if it's of any use i have a Seagate baracooda 400gig 72000 rpm harddrive.

Thanks for any contributions!!

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Hi

I was working happily on my PC today when it suddenly stopped working and rebooted. It would not reboot though, it got onto the 2nd page of booting and then gave the error messege "A disk read error occured"

I have got into command prompt and typed DIR at the c prompt and all it shows is RECOVER.

Can someone please tell me how to start up in safe mode or alternative.

I am running XP home on a P4.

I think that my hard drive may be knackered but do not know. It is 80gb divided up into 3 - c drive, back up (E) and Recover (F)

Any help greatly appreciated
 

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Try here
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic8356.html
 

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I have dell Inspiron 1525 laptop. It starts up but ends up with the screen saying a disk read error occured. Press Ctrl+Alt+DEl to restart. Is there Anyway to fix this issue?

A:A disk read error occured

Make sure the hard drive is securely connected. Does the hard drive show up in the BIOS ? Did anything strange happen the last time you used it ? Any strange sounds ?

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Hi every one, i'm new here, and i hope i'm posting this on the right place.

Anyway, here is my problem, I have a laptop Gateway with a 40 Gb hard drive, is a little old, so i was trying to install windows 7, and everything seem just fine until it try to restart. Now every time i try to start up i get the message: A disk read erro occured. Press CTRL + ALT + DEL to restar.

One big problem is that there's also something wrong with mi cd drive because it can't booot from the cd even if the BIOS settings are alright. ( i start the windows setup with the windows xp started).

I have to say i alrady google a little bit and have reset the BIOS by pulling out the batery of the motherboard. Now i'm afraid i have to try with another HD or put this onto another computer but because is a laptop it's a little hard so I hope you can help
 

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hello i m facing a problem that whenever i start my system ther is an error"disk read error occured"what would be the basic reason behind the problem,is there any cabe fault or having the bad sectors in hard disk.......????

A:disk read error occured

First thought bad harddrive. Go to hdds makers website, download
diagnostic tool, boot to it and run the diagnostic.

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First of all Hello!

My system will not boot. I was having problems w' Yahoo and Outlook and after deleting several important messages I slammed my lid closed on the laptop. Dumb move!

Upon opening the lid and taking the system out of Standby, I received a fatal error 0x00000006 BSOD message, then upon reboot "a disk read error has occured" message. I did some Googling and was led to believe either the MBR or HDD is damaged.

I've tried rebooting, removing the HDD and reinstalling it, I tried fixboot in Recovery console using my XP Pro setup disk, and finally have tried chkdsk /r using recovery. chkdsk is still running after 10+ hours and appears to have stalled out 5 hours ago at 61% complete.

I rebooted between each step and so far get the same results, disk error. I'm still waiting for chkdsk to complete, but I'm not holding my breath. Any help would be greatly appreciated. BTW, this is an Acer 5670 laptop runnning SP3 on a 100GB HDD. Thanks!
 

A:A disk read error has occured

You need a new harddrive. The only computers with "Smart Drives" are toshiba laptops. What these do is if there is any abrupt virbation or shock, it quickly shoots the actuator arms in the hard drive to the very end as to not damage the disk itself. A chkdsk should at MAX only run about 45 minutes. What probably happend is that when you slammed the lid, it might have scratched the surface platters of your hard drive, causing those parts to be unaccessable. Best bet is to go on ebay, find a 2.5" hard drive, and replace it, run your recovery disks and take it from there....sorry.
 

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Okay, so I was on my computer and it all of a sudden freezes up, I tryed pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete and nothing happened. So I reach down and hit the reset button on my computer. It turns off and when it tries to boot back up it says "A disk read error occurred; Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"
of course I do this and it gives me the same message. I'm assuming this means there is a harddrive error.

I've tried booting from the disk and going into repair my computer after windows files load but my operating system does not show up on the list.

please help me! if it's of any use i have a Seagate baracooda 400gig 72000 rpm harddrive.

Thanks for any contributions!!

A:Disk Read Error Occured

I would try clearing the CMOS. Some times when you have a hard shut down, it corrupts the bios setup menu and it needs to be reset:

Clearing The CMOS

Clearing RTC (Real Time Clock) RAM:

Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.

Remove the onboard motherboard battery.

Move the Jumper Cap from pins 1 & 2 (default) to pins 2 & 3. Keep the cap on pins 2 & 3 for ten seconds, then move the cap back to pins 1 & 2.

Reinstall the Battery.

Plug in the power cord and turn on the computer.

Hold down the DEL key and enter the bios setup menu to re-enter data.
Notes: Some motherboards use different key combinations to enter the bios setup menu.

There are also some motherboards that you can simply push a button to achieve the same as moving the jumper from pins 1 & 2 to pins 2 & 3 and then moving the jumper back.

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While trying to reformat my hard drive with the system startup disk it stopped before it was complete. Now when you try to turn the system on it says 'a disk read error occured, press ctrl+alt+del to reststart'. When you do this is comes up to the boot menu which gives you 3 choices: hard drive, cd rom, or lan. None of these will let you start the system. its like there is no OS. What can I do to load the OS using my startup disk?. Thanks
 

A:A disk read error occured

While trying to reformat my hard drive with the system startup disk....its like there is no OSClick to expand...

Didn't you format? (even half done format, means the OS is gone)

You need the Windows startup disc to remove the partition and re-install Windows (obviously you didn't need to save any data)

Just use a Windows CD
(is this a real post?)
 

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I get the feeling that this is a fairly common problem but I couldnt find any answers online that helped or worked.

I have a Toshiba NB200 netbook and it has just come up with the error "a disk read error has occured. Press Ctrl Alt Del to continue".

Can anyone give me any advice on whether this is something that I can have a go fixing or will I need to take it to a repair shop?

Thanks in advance.

A:A disk read error has occured.

Sounds to me like your hard drive is failing.

If you can get the system to boot, backup your personal data while you can.
Then replace the drive.

How old is the system?
Any chance it is still in warranty?

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hi everyone, can anybody pls tell about what i can do to fix this error

i've read that this kind of error occurs when the hard drive is faulty or dying or whatever other reason, but mine is just at least 3 months old

actually everything started while i was trying to resize a partition with paragon partition manager 9.... after doing that my laptop froze and after i rebooted it i got the "[IMG]file:///C:/Users/FRANCI%7E1/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot.png[/IMG]interrupted operation insert the recovery cd or other recovery media and reboot your pc" error, after scouring the net for possible solutions, i found almost none that were effective, or at least none that i could really understand enough to do by myself... then after reading about using their recovery disk to fix the MBR.... which i did.... my next problem became this "disk read error"

i wanna use the system recovery disks i have but if possible i wanted to save my data

forgive me coz i reeaaaally don't know what to do, let alone explaining vivdly my predicament

i'm reaaalllyy not very much of a techy i'm a noob pls help
will these help? or do i need to mention more studd about my laptop?
HDD model: Hitachi
using an acer aspire 4736z
vista home basics x32

A:A Disk Read Error has occured.. HHEEELP pls

Agreed that the HD should not fail after a few months. But some products are defective from the day of manufacture, that is why there are warranties.

Try going to the website of the mfg. Most have a method to test the HD.

If you have a problem finding the test, maybe I or another member can help.

If at all possible I agree, try and save your data.

Good luck

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