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Q: 'disc read disc error occurred' on start up

Please help 'disc read disc error occurred' on start up and I cannot get XP to start,I have put a recovery disc in and got to the dos menu started scandisc seems to be taking for ever (5% in 3hours).can I recover my doc's for my University course:help anyone
Thanks for looking
Tone

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Preferred Solution: 'disc read disc error occurred' on start up

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Hi all, first time poster so please be gentle!

Yesterday, I replaced an ailing DVD writer, nothing complicated, a straight SATA swap. When I restarted, I was met with A DISK READ ERROR OCCURRED. PRESS CTRL ALT DEL TO RESTART. I did, and the machine booted successfully, but ever since my HD read/write times have been woeful. Using HDTune to benchbark write speed, I get around 4.5mb/s - compared to over ten times that on my other three hard drives (two internal and one external connected via USB). The two internal drives which are working normally are PATA, as opposed to the snail-pacer which is SATA.

In case the drive is about to fail, I'm currently backing up its data to one of the fully working drives so I can't try anything yet, but I was wondering if anyone else had dealt with a similar scenario and had any ideas how to go about fixing it?

Many thanks in advance!
 

A:HD really slow after 'disc read error occurred'...

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I turned on my PC today for the first time in maybe 6mo, slow to boot up but that's expected. Got maybe ten minutes into using it (just fine, might I add. Linked to wifi, etc) and Norton popped up needing to restart the computer. Hit restart now, ten minutes
go by, PC is still trying to shut down. Black screen but the fan is running. I shut it off completely, push the power button again, and get the disc error. Try to restart twice with CtrlAltDel but same error. Finally soft reset (or try to, no indication that
holding the power button does anything) and then got the "Error loading operating system" screen. Now depending on how I restart it (trying to boot from the BIOS menu or boot menu) I get the disc read error but eventually come back to the OS error.

Nothing can get me into the system, period. I'm doing this from a secondary non-PC device. Any help is appreciated. I can get by on software fixes but I'm completely useless with hardware so all of the quick fix tips I've vaguely read have mentioned removing
things from the actual console which I'm hoping I won't have to do.
Please help thanks

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I dont know if this is the right thread, but here goes.

I try to start my Dell Inspiron 5010 laptop and I get "A disk read error occurred. Press Ctrl Alt Del to recover"

Every page I've Googled about this error tells me my hard drive is shot and needs to be replaced. I'm in total denial so, can this really be? Have I lost all my data?

Does the hard drive need to be gutted and replaced?

Thanks.

A:"A Disc Read Error Has occurred" during Startup - Dell laptop

Hello there and welcome to the forums Doomdaddy!

If you want to be absolutely sure whether your drive is gutted/or still recoverable, try and pull it out of the laptop and place it into an external USB caddy/enclosure, and plug it into a working system to see whether the system can detect it or not...

You can also try to reseat the the drive in the laptop by taking it out and putting it back in again after a cold shutdown..

Hope that helps!

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I'm lost. Honestly. I thought that there was nothing I couldn't do with the internet at hand, but this has completely stumped me. So, yeah...that's the message I get when I boot up. I've practically disassembled my PC to see what's up...visually speaking nothing looks wrong, it's all clean, everything's plugged into the right place, so that shouldn't be the problem. I can't access safe mode, it just won't let me, nor can I reinstall XP (it says "system is analysing your hardware" and then the screen goes blank and nothing happens). I've done diagnostics five times and apparently nothing's wrong. I don't care what happens to my files, there's nothing on there which I'm desperate to save, I just don't want to have wasted all of my money. Any help? I'm sure I can give hardware information if necessary.
 

A:"A Disc Read Error has Occurred. Press CTRL + ALT + DEL to Restart"

You may have to Format your hrd drive and clear off the old installation of windows first.

You cant get to the area of installation that would allow you to do that. See if you can download from the hard drive manufacturer, who-ever that may be, thier hard disc maintenance tools. Such as Seatools for Seagate, or MaxBlast for Maxtor. Creating a bootable disc of which ever one youneed to use you should be able to partition and refomat the hard drive as these will boot with out attempting to boot from your hard drive. Also you can run a HDD test from the same disc telling you if you have a gone bad hard drive.
 

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it wont let me play it takes to long to play. when i first got it it was slow as HELL
 

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Hi
I have just installed a new hard drive ( Seagate 120g IDE) with a clean install of XP.
When the system reboots before installing windows I get the above message.
Things I have tried
The drive is recognized correctly in bios and I have reset the cmos
Tried a new ribbon.
There is no floppy in the drive
It did the same with the original 80G drive.
I am really at a loss where to go from here, not something I have come up against before.
Any help greatly appreciated
 

A:Solved: Hard disc error occurred

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Hello,

When I run a disc scan on my XP, all goes well until stage 5. As stage 5 reaches 95-97%, I get the message "cannot verify free disc space", and "unknown error has occurred". Does anyone know how I can fix this? I am computer competent but not a tech geek.

Thanks.

WRW123
 

A:Unknown error has occurred in disc scan

Hi, do you have the full Xp install Cd?
Check and post
TSG System Information Utility - found here.
http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe
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Boot from the Xp install Cd...when prompted press [R]
Choose Windows installation [typically by pressing [1]
When prompted for password.
Press Enter.
Type chkdsk /r
[note space after chkdsk]
Let it scan the pc.
When fininshed.
Type Exit
And press Enter.
 

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Ok.. Well, I bought Final Fantasy IX (11) for my PC. The game disc reads only on PC-DVD-ROM Software. I don't know if I have the right kind, this is what disc drive I have

HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4320B

Is that the correct one?
 

A:Disc drive wont read my game disc.

Looks like the right kind... It might be worn out
 

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I have a HP laptop running Vista Home Premium. I have a DVD+/- R/RW with Lightscribe drive.

After I burn any type of CD or DVD, either in iTunes or using the default program that came with my computer, no CD or DVD will be recognized by my computer until I restart the computer.

If I go to My Computer after inserting a disc it will show an icon for "CD-Rom" (i put in a audio cd) and if I double click on it will prompt with "Insert a Disc" and eject my drive.

The fact that if I restart and it works is alright, but it's stupidly annoying if I'm trying to back-up my computer and I have to restart every time I want to burn another CD.

What can I try to do to fix this?
 

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My Computer:
Dell Dimension 5150
Windows XP
Media Centre Edition
Service Pack 2

When i start my computer it gives a problem "A disk read error occured press Ctrl+Alt+del to restart " and after i press Ctrl+Alt+del it comes back to this screen over and over again.

It first started when it seemed i caught a minor virus one day before (due to no updated virus protection). I decided to do restore my hard drive (ctrl-F11) since I had done this recently due to a major virus weeks earlier...so considering I had nothing much to lose I thought this as being the best option. Anyway this didnt work and still doesnt.

I dont believe I recieved a recovery CD from Dell as this is built inside the computers with the system recovery- that no longer works!

Any ideas are much appreciated.

Thanks.
 

A:My Computer Wont Start. "A Disc Read Error Occured"

Your hard drive is bad or corrupt... You will have to get a Windows install disk, or take the computer to a repair shop
 

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If you have experience with this problem and solving it, maybe you can help me out..

First off, I talked about my problem with Sony and they said they would fix it for free. The problem that most people have that sony fixes for, are when the PS2 says "Disc Read Error" to most DVD's or games with blue underneath, or to some newer games period. I would only have to pay shipping, but then again, I've had problems with mail in the past, and I really don't wanna risk it. THEN, I heard there is a way to fix it yourself. I have read the guides like this one from Techtv.

http://www.techtv.com/xplay/features/story/0,24330,3516150,00.html

But check it out. This is my problem in detail..

My PS2 at FIRST would say disc read error for most all games (like on my new Jak2 game) and then it finally worked after I had to tilt my PS2 certain ways in order for it to load. Now what is happening (if you know about Jak2) is that it gets to a point where I am waiting for a command by a character in the game, but that command won't load up so I just run around waiting for him to talk!

As for other problems, my PS2 barely plays DVDS and doesn't play purple/blue PS2 games AT ALL. But it still plays some games, but still has problems like I said before. So you think with all I said, that fix on Techtv will work? I was leaning towards this is because it doesn't nessasarly have problems starting most games up, just loading them, or playing them correctly.

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A:PS2 Disc Read Error Help

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I woke up, started the computer and the computer would keep going to the Hp start page and then a few seconds later to a black screen with "disc read error" and hit ctrl/alt/del

I have since successfully booted the computer, but have read that this could be just the start, how can I find a fix the problem before its too late?

A:Disc read error

Hi 6Dad6. Welcome to the forum.

The first task you need to do is backup your data from that hard drive. Do this right away - Do not pass Go - Do not collect $200.

After you have secured your data, then run a hard drive diagnostic test on the hard drive. Every* manufacturer has one on their website. If you know the brand of hard drive in that HP someone can point you to the correct one.

See what the tests show before deciding which way to go next.

*Well, almost every one!

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Upgraded to windows 8 pro, worked fine for sometime, but now it does not boot- says either error loading operating system or disc read error. Re installed win8 after booting with another hard drive with winXP, worked fine for sometime, then it failed again displaying the same error messages. Been using this system since long, but this has never happened before. I have reinstalled again by the same procedure, but always wary of the same problem happening again. Any solutions? Thanks.

A:Disc read error

Welcome to EightForums.

Try doing a clean install:
Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

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Hello,
(Before i start, yes i read the "Help! Disc read error" thread by john)

I'm having the same issue though, and to every suggestion I still cannot get in. The only difference is my HDD is not partitioned. Even if i go into the BIOS and change it to boot cd first because i have a vista dvd in there it still gives me a read disc error.

I upgraded to 7 with student upgrade discount downloaded fyi.

All of my specs are in my profile ( i think, first time so yeah. )

The things that i've tried are:

Plugged my HDD into a friends computer, was able to access all the files.
Changed Sata ports
Changed Sata cables
Tried booting from CD.
BIOS for starting order.

Thanks. Really need help as I need this fixed before finals.

A:Disc Read Error

Hi. It might be a good idea if you would describe your issue with a little more detail so people like myself who haven't see the other thread you referred to (without linking) would be able to understand what your issue is.

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So I just got this new 300 gig Seagate Hard Drive, but after I installed XP, whenver it reboot it would say "Disc Read Error, press Ctrl Alt Delete to restart"...

What do I need to do to get it to work?
 

A:Disc Read Error

*Bump...*

Can someone please help...
 

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Hi there,
I had Vista Ultimate installed for a long time on my PC, and just today bought the student upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium. The download went fine, and I selected the custom install, since it couldn't upgrade from Ultimate.

The setup screen appeared, and it extracted the setup files, and then reboot my computer. Right after my bios boot screen, I got the message "disc read error - press ctrl alt delete to reboot."

I did order the disc backup so I'll be getting that in the mail eventually, but what went wrong? Everything appeared to be normal right up to this point, and I don't know how to solve it.

Thanks very much

A:Disc Read Error upon install

Hi visarts... Welcome to the forums!

This is an alternate way that you might try while you are waiting for your disc.. Extract the files to a spare partition/drive and run the setup.exe from there... If you continue to get a disc read error, then your hard drive may be going on you... Let us know how it goes...

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Hi, I am doing this for a friend because his PC is giving the above error (disc read error occurred) every time he boots up. He is given the option to restart using ctr /alt/del but when it reboots he gets the same error message.
He is using xp home.

Any help on a solution to this is most appreciated and welcomed

Thanks

Woody
 

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I bought a copy of Cowboy Bebop: Perfect Sessions off an amazon.com seller recently, and it came today. I stuck the first disc in my dvd player, it played through it fine. I watched the second half on my ps2, worked fine. I then put in the second disc(of three). I got a Disc Read Error. I tried it in the dvd player and it worked fine. I tried the third disc in the ps2 and it worked fine. I keep getting a disc read error on just that second disc though. I looked it through thoroughly and there are absolutely no scratches, brand new. The amazon page said it has region coding and may not work in some players, but that shouldn't matter because A) I'm in the US, and B) the other two discs work just fine.

Any ideas or threads to point at?
 

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Couple weeks ago the computer had problems so i decided to format it, it had 2 partitions on the hard drive.

anyways, while i was installing a fresh copy of windows XP, it would freeze when 37 minutes left. It froze at the same time couple times, then it passed that and i had the windows xp installed, then when i restarted computer, it would some some stuff at first( the first black screen, sorry i'm not a computer genius so i don't know the terms) then it would just go black and wouldn't start. After couple times, it started then it wouldn't start again. Then when i tried formatting install would freeze so i got another copy of XP, a new cd,it froze couple times, and then it installed the new xp. So i thought maybe partition D had problems so i transferred all the back up files from there to C: then formatted D, and what a mistake it was. Because now when i start the computer after that black screen comes up, it say a disc read error occured please press C/A/D to restart. I haven't put any new hardware or anything since the day i bought the computer (about 2 years ago) so i don't know why it's doin this. Also i have pictures and stuff that i can't lose on C: so now i don't know what to do, i can't format because those files on C are precious lol...

Does anyone know what's goin on? I need help!! Thanks in advance...

A:a disc read error occured

Sounds like the volume is dirty. Have you ever seen this message anywhere during a diskcheck ? I would recommend to go to the recovery console ( insert your windows cd and start set up then chose R to repair via recovery console. ) And chose the OS you want to work on. Then enter the password or if there is non hit enter and type chkdsk /p - exit then do the same things and chkdsk /r to recover errors and badsectors on your HD. OR get all the data out and go to manufacurers website to download the low level format utility and perform a LLF on the HD. This would repair all the errors and bad sectors on the HD period unless there isa physical damage on the HD. Also read this thread for some more info on LLF.

Let us know how you do.

regards

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Hi,

I was wondering if someone could help me with this problem I have. Please excuse my poor knowledge regarding this matter, im a noob.

I got hold of a printer and I accidentally placed a printer software disc into my laptop (for drivers etc). The disc, i found out, was for an XP OS, not vista. Now Im getting :

A DISC READ ERROR OCCURRED, PLEASE PRESS CRTL+ALT+DEL TO RESTART

It will allow me to reach the point where i can get into the bios vis F2, but that is all....

Any ideas?

All help will be most appreciated, thank you very much

A:Disc read error in vista

Check the connection of your hard drive.

remove your hard disk from your computer and connect it again.

keep us informed

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User had a 15GB Maxtor HD that began displaying S.M.A.R.T. warnings. I created an image of his HD using PQDI. His machine is an HP Vectra VLi8 and I found the image to contain a small partition called HP_HIPA which apparently contains HP utilities and such. Drive Image is unable to restore that partition. New hard drive arrives from HP and it's a 15GB Seagate Barracuda. Created one primary partition and then restored the image I'd made from the user's old HD. Edited boot.ini so that it looks to partition 1 for the boot record rather than partition 2 (since there is now only one partition....no HP utils). Booting from this new drive I get "Searching for boot record from IDE-0...OK" followed by "disk read error has occured" and I'm prompted to reboot. Ran chkdsk and found no errors. Thoughts on how to resolve this situation? Thx!
 

A:[Solved] disc read error

The system partition need repairing, see link for details how: http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/repair_xp.htm#How to Repair the Boot Sector:

Good luck.
 

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Hello all, Today I tried installing a Linux mint os to dual boot with my current XP os, however during the install process the Linux installer gave me some error messages so I quit the install. After trying to reboot into windows I get the " disc read error". I have a recovery disc cd so booted that and ran "check disc /r /p" as per the the instructions on this site but that did not help. then I ran fixboot and fixmbr but that also did not help.  Any advice on what to do next would be greatly appreciated.   Thank you in advance.

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First time on here so hi
My 6 year old build recently lost the hdd, so I bought a brand new WD black 2TB and got windows 10 from Microsofts site and put it on my USB to reinstall to new hdd. After install and computer restart, a black screen comes up saying disc read error and to restart. I'e tried everything Google has to offer with no luck on getting my computer back up. I've tried all of the following below:
Any help is greatly appreciated!
- Bios: boot priority, flashed
- Cables all connected properly and got a new SATA cable.
- USB taken out before boot.
- RAM tested.

Specs:
-Gigabyte GA-990FXA AM3+
- AMD FX 6200 Zambezi 6-core
- Sapphire Radeon HD 7850
- G. SKILL Sniper 8GB (2x 4GB) DDR3 RAM
 

A:Windows 10 Disc Read Error

You may have better success if you create and use a bootable DVD disc instead of a bootable USB thumb drive.

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Acer Laptop on Windows 7 or Vista
Laptop was in PC shop some years back getting a fault fixed and not sure if the guy who fixed it changed it from Vista to Windows 7 as means to fix whatever was wrong. Sorry if this complicates things?

when surfing the net the pc froze and the screen went black displying the following:

"A Disc Read Error Occurred" and underneath this message:

"Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to Restart"

I followed the simple instrctions above but it just keeps going back to the "Disc Read Error" as above?

i dont have a recovery disc

Any advice would be grealty appreciated.
 

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So it's my first post here, many more to come I assure you. I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the right section or not, so I'm sorry in advance.

Now, as with all my computer problems, it's always when someone OTHER than me turns it on, this time being my gf.

Got off last night, turned off fine, but just before it logged off, windows 7 gave me that

"background programs haven't finished running, close them now" window.

No programs in the list though...(VIRUSVIRUSVIRUS??)

Anyway, the next morning, comnputer was started up, says the disc read error. Pulled out my hard drives:

512 GB, partioned into a c: local, a g: data and a f: music/video or something

512 GB, x: Games and apps

and the weird one, my 512 gb Y: "backup" drive that gives me the check disc prompt every so often starting up, not all the time, only when It seems I put files on it. Problem is, it has nothing on it anyway, but it's got a few gb's in use.

In the disc management properties it has the attribute "system" tagged onto it, none of my other drives do, not even my local disc and I cannot format this Y: drive.

in short, Y drive: No files, few gb missing, cannot format, system tag, check disc at startup every so often, brand new healthy hard drive btw. No sounds no ticks no nothing.

Anyway, I tried pulling them out and putting them in, removing the dvd drive, etc, switching sata cables, no avail.

My theories:

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A:Windows 7, Disc Read Error, ctl+alt+del Overnight

  
Quote: Originally Posted by SiriusTexra


So it's my first post here, many more to come I assure you. I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the right section or not, so I'm sorry in advance.

Now, as with all my computer problems, it's always when someone OTHER than me turns it on, this time being my gf.

Got off last night, turned off fine, but just before it logged off, windows 7 gave me that

"background programs haven't finished running, close them now" window.

No programs in the list though...(VIRUSVIRUSVIRUS??)

Anyway, the next morning, comnputer was started up, says the disc read error. Pulled out my hard drives:

512 GB, partioned into a c: local, a g: data and a f: music/video or something

512 GB, x: Games and apps

and the weird one, my 512 gb Y: "backup" drive that gives me the check disc prompt every so often starting up, not all the time, only when It seems I put files on it. Problem is, it has nothing on it anyway, but it's got a few gb's in use.

In the disc management properties it has the attribute "system" tagged onto it, none of my other drives do, not even my local disc and I cannot format this Y: drive.

in short, Y drive: No files, few gb missing, cannot format, system tag, check disc at startup every so often, brand new healthy hard drive btw. No sounds no ticks no nothing.

Anyway, I tried pulling them out and putting them in, removing the dvd drive, etc, switching sata cables, no ava... Read more

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Hi, I have a windows vista home premium and it has had several problems since I purchased it. I have a 320GB seagate hd, after installing vista and using it for 2 days it randomly shut off on me so I decided to recover vista to factory defaults using a recovery Disc. Vista was running fine after recovering, one day later while I was playing an online FPs called Soldier Front (lag free). My computer gave me the blue screen (hardware has maltfunctioned) Kernel_data_Inpage_error .. then some 7 and 0's .. My computer restarted and gave me the disc read error (press ctrl+alt+del to restart) but after clicking ctrl+alt+del it restarted to the acer screen and froze (monitor and cpu is acer). I cant go into safe mode because clicking f8 didnt work but i can boot into the other 2 settings clicking f12 or delete. I got fed up and bought another harddrive (500 GB western digital caviar blue) then the exact same thing happened to the new hard drive and their are no errors on this hard drive Chkdisc confirmed it and I also ran a memtest86. I can boot into vista with this new harddrive but it will give me the blue screen of death after 2 minutes . . and this continues.. Im really angry at the moment so can someone please help me! Thanks in advance!!
 

A:Solved: Kernel_data_inpage_error followed by disc read error

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Why can i not play 8 mile on my ps 2 it said disk read error? is there any way i can fix it my self Some one help hurry up i want to see it!!!!!!!!!
 

A:I tried to play 8 mile on my Ps2 Disc Read Error

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Hi all, I have searched and found several threads relating to this but none seemed the same so bear with me if I'm inadvertently repeating myself.

I bought a new computer about 2 weeks ago (Windows 7 32 bit Home Edition) and the other night I left a USB key drive plugged in when I shut down the machine. The next day on boot up I get a "disc read error has occured - Press Ctrl-Alt-Delete to Restart" error message. Even though the USB drive has been removed this error message appears and restarting just brings up the same message. However if I press F8 before this error appears I get into a boot menu and if I select the main boot drive the machine boots normally. Any ideas as to whats wrong and any suggestions as to what I can do to repair it would be greatly appreciated

A:Brand new computer - Disc read Error

Welcome!

In your BIOS, make sure your hard drive is set to be the first to boot. If you have a CD in the drive, be sure to take it out.

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Yesterday I experienced a power outage for several hours. And since then, I have been unable to use my playstaion2. It turns on and goes to the browser, but will not read and disc put in. It reads the memory cards, the controllers work, everything works but the discs themselves.

How do I fix this?
 

A:Power Outage/PS2 Disc Read Error

Not having a PS2, I wouldn't be exactly sure what to do. But I would suggest unplugging it from the outlet, and if the manual says anything about clearing the PS2 memory, then try that. (Not the memory sticks, the actual memory inside the PS2...I don't know if you can clear it, but check the manual).

Also, does the CD have any scratches or anything on it? Do any other CD's work?
 

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I have to be the most unfortunate person when it comes to DVD burning. Im using Nero Express 6 and a LiteOn Burner. I tried twice and I got an illegal disc error, as you can see towards the end of the ff. report : Earlier today, I used a DVD +R disc and was successful. Any ideas???

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\Ahead\nero\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.68, size=160016 bytes, created 7/22/2004 5:33:44 PM
Nero version: 6.3.1.26 (Nero Express)
Recorder: <LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S>Version: KS04 - HA 2 TA 0 - 6.3.1.26
Adapter driver: <> HA 2
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <HL-DT-ST CDRW/DVD GCC4244>Version: B101 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.3.1.26
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : Hitachi HTS541060G9SA00 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : HL-DT-ST CDRW/DVD GCC4244 atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
HL-DT-ST CDRW/DVD GCC424 D: CDRom0
LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S E: CDRom2
=======================

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 1014MB (1038712kB)
Free physical memory: 384MB (393344kB)
Memory in use : 62 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

22.7.2006
DVD-Copy on the fly
5:55:35 PM #1 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 126
Reader running

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A:Solved: Error burning a DVD -R disc : Illegal Disc

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Hello.I have been trying come up with a solution for this issue for awhile and am at my wits end.After upgrading my PC:http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c03685096...to Windows 10 a few months ago, my PC will randomly not boot (more often than not) and I will receive the following error message upon booting:Error: No boot disc has been detected or the disc has failed.I then have to manually shut down the PC.When I select F10 upon booting and enter through the bios and simply select "ignore changes and exit" the PC will then load normally.It happens seemingly at random. Sometimes I can restart the PC a couple times in a row without issues. Typically I have to go through the bios though and I avoid powering down the PC at all if I can.I have done numerous tests on the hard disks and they have all passed. I have checked the connections from the HD to the motherboard and there are no issues there. I flashed the bios to the newest version as well. I tried downgrading as well as refreshing Windows to no avail.Help?Thank you in advance.

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So i'm getting this error msg when I boot up Windows XP

Disc Read Error - Press CTRL-ALT-DEL to restart. I do it but then it just comes up with that screen again.

I have tried countless of times but it doesn't want to seem to work.

This started happening after a game crash. Of artifacting and overheating and all that. So right now i'm using Ubuntu but it sucks. I hate it. I'm getting artifacts all over the screen. It's driving me insane. I can't seem to go into Windows Safe Mode either like trying to press F8 and all that. Otherwise, I would have tried to do a System Restore.

So does anyone have any solutions? All help would be greatly appreciated.

Imranq...
 

A:Disc Read Error - Press CTRL-ALT-DEL to restart.

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My issue has been a struggle of different things for a year.

A year ago it started when I was playing video games. The game would have graphical tears, then slowly parts of the game and Windows 7 would stop responding slowly. I'd be able to move and talk in game (Guild wars 2 at the time), people and friends would see what I'd be typing and I could read their responses but hotkeys, and different graphics/areas wouildn't load/respond.
My PC would proceed to shut off and I'd get a "Disc Read Error" issue when I turned the PC back on. I'd have to wait a good 20-30 minutes until I could access my PC again.

I figured it was a heat issue and replaced my CPU fan, thermal paste and gave it a good dust cleaning.
That worked. All my issues disappeared.

Until a month later where they all reappeared (Albeit the graphical tearing are a severally decreased rate). This time I solved it by re installing Windows and replacing a RAM stick.
Again, it worked and all issues disappeared for a good 3-4 months.

This time when they reappeared I had the same issues - I replaced another RAM stick and reinstalled Windows; it gave me a month of time again :/

When it reappeared the second last time the motherboard wouldn't detect my HDD. I'd try and install Windows again, and fiddle with my RAM but 1 out of 11 times my Motherboard would detect my HDD.

So I replaced my HDD with another one my friend gave me. My motherboard detected it every time I ... Read more

A:Disc Read Error / Windows Crashing issue

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So my laptop, a Dell XPS M1530, froze and I had to force restart. Then when I turned it on it wouldn't get past the Log In screen no matter what I tried. So I pulled the hard drive out, hooked it up as an external, pulled my important data off, hooked it back up, and reformatted my laptop. Once the formatting was finished it restart, but now it pops up saying "Disc Read Error. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete," and this becomes an endless cycle. It wouldn't boot from a disc either and a friend of mine thinks my hard drive might be screwed. I'm really hoping that isn't the case.

I'm not a very technical person but I'm doing my best to try to fix this thing on my own. Any helpful suggestions?

A:Disc Read Error. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete. . . Help?!

Okay this is a possible cause that the HDD is gone so please Hook it up as an external drive and then Run a checkdisk on it also Please Use a HDD checker

Check Disk - chkdsk

I use this for Checking HDD but the choice is yours


   Note
You will need to use the Health tab when using HDtune

HD Tune website

Josh

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Hi, I bought an older Asus motherboard from colleague that already had the cpu and ram installed, I purchased a WD 320 ide hardrive and built the computer with some other spare parts. Like I said the hardware is older(sorry I don't remember exactly what the amd socket is or more on the MB as it has no OS on it currently) but I wanted to see how vista did on it, It installed fine and worked pretty well but it was still rather slow. So i put the xp cd in and booted from that, it loaded up and proceeds to format and set up the files, it then restarts and right after the press any key to boot from cd it gives me a disc read error and tells me to press ctrl alt dlt to restart. Try it again and still the same thing, reinstalled vista and it worked fine and installed properly, put the hard drive in another computer to format it from there and again tried to install xp on it and I get the same results I got before. I would really like to get Xp on here instead of vista but am at a loss on how to proceed. I installed Xp on a different computer with the same disc and it worked fine. Does anyone have any idea what is going on?

A:XP disc read error after install(Vista installs fine)

still having the issue

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I video taped a wedding and created a movie on iMovie on my Mac computer. I then tried to export it onto a DVD+R and my DVD player gave me the message: Disc Error, The Playback Feature may not be available on this disc, Press OK to eject the disc. I then called apple they told me to get an app to create a DVD. I got 1DVD Creator and put my movie on it and then tried to put it onto the DVD+R and it did the same thing. When It came off of iMovie it was exported as a MPEG-4. Please help me I need to get this movie to the customer ASAP. Thanks for all of your help!
 

A:Disc Error, The Playback Feature may not be available on this disc...

I don't use a Mac, but the output should not be mp4. In the tool, select create video DVD or export as video DVD.

You should see two folders created, audio_ts and video_ts.

See here: http://www.videohelp.com/dvd
 

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After putting in a disk with a PDF file, this error message pops up:

Your version of {No Pconfig} can read files on this disc but you will not be able to to edit or add to them.

So far I have uninstalled Sonic DLA and nothing changes. I really don't know what else to do. Any help or guidance would be very helpful. Also, I'm sorry if this doesn't belong in this section. I've attached a snapshot of the error message.
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Also, it does not happen why I try to play a movie on my computer of play a video game. Only when I try adding a CD-R with a file on it.

Please let me know if you need any more details.

- Brian Bustos

A:Error Message: "Your version of {No Pconfig} can read files on this disc but you will not be able to to edit or a...

Worth a read, http://forums.pcworld.com/message/16907?tstart=0Louis

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I'm getting that error message when I boot up my computer.

Fortunately I have another hard drive on the same machine with an OS, so I can load it up on that one.

The interesting thing is that I have two partitions of the screwed up hard drive, and one of them works perfectly. I can scan it for errors, access the files, and do everything with it. However, when I try to open the other partition while loaded up on the working HDD, it takes like 5 minutes and then it gives me an error.

Is there anything I can do to fix this short of throwing it in the trash?

I'm using a western digital hard drive, but i'm not sure how to find out the specifics.

If you need any more information feel free to ask.
 

A:Hard drive problem: Disc read error, ctrl+alt+delete to restart

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Working on a spiffy e-machine with Windows Vista Home Basic that runs pretty well.
After reading multiple posts where the advice usually begins with suggesting a 'boot disc' or a 'recovery disc', I guess what I'm looking to find out is:
1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?
2) How do I go about making one on this machine (or if I even can)? << I did read through Grinler's tutorials regarding System Restore points and all that seems to in good order. But I guess I'm not sure on the relationship between that and my post (or if there even is one).
3) a best practice regarding these type of discs
I don't have any pressing issues at this time, but I also don't want to wait until I do.
Everything I've learned here at BC has been so great & helpful, I would like to stay on that path, so any links/apps/ideas/suggestions and/or insights would be greatly appreciated.
Winterland

A:Boot Disc, Recovery Disc, Frisbee Disc

1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?

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Working on a spiffy e-machine with Windows Vista Home Basic that runs pretty well.

After reading multiple posts where the advice usually begins with suggesting a 'boot disc' or a 'recovery disc', I guess what I'm looking to find out is:
1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?
2) How do I go about making one on this machine (or if I even can)? << I did read through Grinler's tutorials regarding System Restore points and all that seems to in good order. But I guess I'm not sure on the relationship between that and my post (or if there even is one).
3) a best practice regarding these type of discs
I don't have any pressing issues at this time, but I also don't want to wait until I do.

Everything I've learned here at BC has been so great & helpful, I would like to stay on that path, so any links/apps/ideas/suggestions and/or insights would be greatly appreciated.
Winterland

A:Boot Disc, Recovery Disc, Frisbee Disc

1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?Boot disk vs recovery disk. Let me see if I can phrase that in a way that makes some sense.A recovery disc is a generic term for the disk or media containing a backup of the original factory condition or a specified condition of a computer as configured by the original equipment manufacturer or an end-user. OEM supplied recovery media is sometimes shipped with some computers to allow the user to reformat the hard drive and reinstall the operating system and pre-loaded software as it was when it was shipped. This is not as common a practice today as it was in the past. I won't confuse the issue, but google recovery partition for more information.A boot disk is a removable data storage medium, i.e. DVD or flash drive from which a computer can load and run 'boot' an operating system or utility program. The computer must have an installed program or application which will load and execute a program or application from the boot disk. This will enable you to boot an otherwise unusable machine to be able to troubleshoot the OS or non-working application as necessary.Hope that gives you a better idea of the difference.As to how to create a boot disk? I will let more knowledgeable staff or members assist you.

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Good afternoon,
I have a Dell laptop running windows 7. When i start the computer a black screen saying a disk error occurred press CTL+ALT+DEL for recovery. When i do this the same screen comes up. I have tried to run the recovery disk, but the disk isn't being read. Any help would be much appreciated thanks!!

A:Disc Error on start up

Check to be sure there are no discs in the CD/DVD drive and no USB drives connected. If there are, remove and restart the PC.

This type of error indicates a failed or failing hard drive.

Power off the PC and turn it on, press F12 right away to get to the boot menu. Select the diagnostics feature and run the full diagnostic test.

If the hard drive comes back as failed, it will need to be replaced.

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my computer was giving me a floppy disc failure at start up and i read your forum here,

i do not have a floppy drive, and i also have a custom built computer, in the bio screen i think i may have screwed up i checked cd drive for first boot up and then hard drive for second, also i unchecked floppy, i just feel like i have done something wrong. and nervous about the fact that messed with the bio in the first place. my computer is running now though, can you tell me exactly what order i should have the boot sequence in?

since this is my first post if i have left anything out please let me know and i will repost.

thanks so much for your time.

kim
 

A:floppy disc error at start up

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Hi
I have a Samsung X20 laptop that was working perfectly then when I turned it on it starts to load then I get a "disc read error" message press ctrl, alt, delete to restart then the same thing happens.

I've checked the cables to the hard drive and all is good, so is memory slots. I have entered setup and it all seems OK. I have tried to start in safe mode but get to just past the windows screen then a blue screen with white writing flashes up for a second I can't read what is says because the laptop restarts too quickly to read it. Then the same thing occurs again.

Any ideas?
 

A:laptop wont start - disc error

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i have tried completely refreshing my windows xp with the start up discs i have got but the message INF FILE TEXT SETUP.SIF CORRUPT OR MISSING, STATUS 32768 PLEASE PRESS ANY KEY TO RESTART. keeps appearing any advice on what to do next as i really am not sure anymore and it is causing many problems

A:error message when trying to install xp start up disc

hi, at the moment I don't know the status of your computer - meaning are you still able to boot? However, I think you should run sfc /scannow. Can you post back and say whether you are able to use the disk at all, as you would need to be able to use recovery console.

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A few days ago my computer started having a ton of issues which I discovered had something to do with a disc volume error. chkdsk could not fix it, tried downloading an online program to fix it and now windows won't start. Its been stuck in startup repair for a while. I have been advised to reinstall windows 7, but I do not have a reinstallation/repair disc. So now I need to go buy one rather than wait a few weeks for the manufacturer.

I've been thinking of upgrading to windows 8 for some time now. My question is, will I be able to buy windows 8 and install it without trouble, and if so, how would I do that?

Any help appreciated.

A:Disc Volume error caused issues, now can not start-up- should install?

You should see this,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/219487-clean-reinstall-factory-oem-windows-7-a.html

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