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A disk read error occured error after restarting

Q: A disk read error occured error after restarting

I am getting a disk read error occurred. Press ctrl alt del to restart.

I restarted my computer because my mouse was acting up:

The middle button was zooming in and out (web pages desktop etc) and the left click button was only selecting multiple files.

I had a little problem this morning when many of my files and folders on my desktop where renamed when I tried to make a new folder.

After trying a system restore that failed I ran a chkdsk.

What is going on and what should I do?

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A: A disk read error occured error after restarting

Hi there dylan151,

Disk Read Error normally means the computer hard drive is going bad. The best thing to do right now is to scan your computer hard drive for errors. Go to a working computer, go to the manufacturing website of your computer hard drive and download the diagnostics utility. Put the program onto a bootable media(e.g. USB flash drive, CD, etc.etc.) and boot the computer to the diagnostics utility program. Follow the on-screen instructions and test the hard drive for errors.

If you have important data on that hard drive, take the hard drive out of the computer and use a Hard drive-to-USB adapter to connect your computer hard drive to a working computer. Transfer your files onto the working computer.

Hope everything works out well for you, please provide an update when you can, thank you.

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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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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
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\G... Read more

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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!
 

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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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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
 

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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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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.

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One thread per issue is sufficient!

This thread is now closed.

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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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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!!

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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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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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.......????

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

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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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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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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?

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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

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 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.

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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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I am having this issue repeatedly. While able to correct with an Acronis Partition restore, I need to find the real solution.

I have a DELL Inspiron 600m Laptop. I swapped out the 60 Gig Toshiba HD with a WD 160 Gig Scorpion in July 2007. Everything worked fine until this year when I hit the magical space usage of 100 Gig.

There is speculation on the web (via a google search) that these large drives (120G and above) are not usable on the 600m, but I just checked the Dell site for user installable hardware and found my exact WD Scorpion model (wd1600beve) listed in the "upgrade" section for my system. I could buy this HD right now online.

After I copy a file that puts me beyond this boundary the system get the "a disk read error occurred. Press alt-ctl-del" on the next reboot of the system. I tried doing a fixmbr, bootcfg rebuild and none of this helped. I used to be able to run the XP disk to start the repair console, yet now the repair console startup hangs.

I can access the drive fully, doing a backup or copying of the drive using a USB drive adapter cable on the hard drive with another computer.

I can restore the backup copy of the partitions from Acronis using a USB Drive adapter cable and the problem goes away. That is until I save more large files. Say restoring all the data since the backup was done previously.

Every diagnostic for DELL and WD comes back fine. I can access the data on another system using the USB cable.

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A:A disk read error occured. Press alt-ctl-del

I had a similar problem with a desktop PC with a WD HDD and ran the diagnostic test program from WD and it diagnosed a cable fault. Replacing the SATA cable fixed it.
Look here for diagnostic program:

http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?level1=7&lang=en
 

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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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Ok here's my problem, sometimes after random periods of time my pc either freezes or i get a BSOD after which i have to restart it. In most cases i get the "A disk read error occured" message and windows won't boot. After leaving it for a little while and turning it back on or restarting the pc a couple of times i get the launch startup repair option which, after it finishes the PC boots normally. My question now is what could cause this error ? Is it software or hardware related ? And what can i do to try to fix it ?

My specs :

Motherboard : ASUS M2N68-AM SE2
CPU : AMD Athlon II Quadcore x4 630 2,8GHz
Video Card : Sapphire Radeon HD6850 Vapor-X
Power Supply : Seasonic 750w
RAM: Kingston 3gb ddr2 800MHz
Hard drive : 640 GB SATA II 7200 rpm , don't know the brand

Thanks in advance and i hope i made this topic in the right subforum.

A:[SOLVED] A disk read error occured...

Sounds like a hard drive getting ready to fail or it may possibly have bad sectors that are causing the error.
First backup anything important. After your data is backed up run a diagnostics program fro whoever makes the drive. If you don't know use any program and it will tell you. 640GB is most likely a western digital drive.

In order to test the hard drive you can run one of the diagnostic programs below. The files, in ISO format, will need to be burned to a CD using a program that can burn CD image files.


Hitachi Drive Fitness Test
Downloads


Western Digital
WD Support / Downloads / Select Product
(choose your product and select Data Lifeguard Diagnostic)


Seagate
SeaTools | Seagate

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I install Windows XP to external USB HDD and Windows 7 to other USB HDD.
I have been using boot from ext. USB HDD for years because internal HDD is too small at that time and I keep it that way until recently I got problem.

I change from Dell620 to HP8560 and immediately it cannot boot from WinXP on USB. The only message is "A disk read error occured. Press Ctrl-Alt-Del to restart". I try to install again without any error during the installation process, but same error once it boot from ext USB HDD.
I still can boot Win7 on other ext. USB HDD. I upgrade it to Win8 Release Preview and work smoothly. When Win8 RP expired, I keep using it without upgrade because I usually use it for less than 2 hours.
Suddenly it cannot boot again like WinXP on other USB HDD. "A disk read error occured." I cannot find anything wrong with USB HDD.
I can still access all files on USB HDD from any system. I just cannot boot from it.

How can I know if this is hardware defect or recently Windows apply patch/update that make it cannot boot from USB anymore ?

A:A disk read error occured on external USB HDD

Windows is not meant to boot from a USB HDD. Install the HD internally or via SATA converter cable, then run Paragon Virtualization Manager to adjust it to the new hardware.

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So it all started out a while ago. i got a virus on my xp side of my 160gb HDD. (other side is D: (windows 7) )
the virus wouldnt let me see the clock or run any programs pretty much. i couldnt run control panel to *enable* system restore while being on safe mode will nto let me sys restore. ive tried putting in new registrey keys etc...
i ran avg and delted the virus. the windows 7 parititon of the drive worked fine. i then proceeded to format drive c and eventually reinstall xp. i tried formatting C and got the error that it was in use but i proceeded anywayz. the format did not work. and the bar underneath the bottom (that says the disk space) was gone and when i tried to open up the c drive it told me it needed to be formatted and that was not possible. i then restarted the computer and got the message ctrl alt dlete restat. i have checked my bios and the HDD is being detected and first on boot priority.
its an eee pc, so it does not have a disk drive. ( i have a portable but do not have the xp recovery cd with me) (* i kinda need it done soon)
i dont understand why it wont just boot w7. I DO NOT WANT TO LOOSE the files in w7!! i could care less about the files in the xp side. is their a way to do this without hte recovery cd and without formatting the w7 drive at all? (when i formatted the c partition did it format the D partition too?) if i run the recovery, i just want to reinstall xp over the c side without it affecting hte w7 side at all. ANY HELP IS GREATLY AP... Read more

A:A disk read error occured. Other partition is fine tho?!?!

Hello Kieonsegg,

I am taking that this is a desktop ?

This is your issue

Your (D) drive needs your (C) drive to get to the point so you can tell it to load and since your (C) is corrupt you will not be able to get into your (D) drive for it works from the master boot record of the (C) drive , so this makes both drives non-accessible technically

What you need to do to get your files is but a tool from a repair shop near you or from a online store / this tool should only cost you from $20 to $30 depending on where you buy it

You will need another computer with 2.0 highspeed usb ports but this will work on slower usb ports

You will need to remove the drive from the computer and atach to the tool then hook it up to the working computer and then you will be able to access the drive as if its an exsternal drive and recover your files and explore the (D) drive

Here is a link to the type of tool you will need

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...952&CatId=3770

I have this very one and it works awsome and with any type of hard drive

Also you will need to follow this link so that you can download a program to erase the drive (zero it out & make it like new ) so you can have no issues when reformating and partitioning

http://www.killdisk.com/downloadfree.htm

You will want the (dos & window suite) Killdisk (free) version 5.1 and have the ability to make a bootable cd rom disk

Let me know how it goes

ATKrider

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Hi there all.

In a little bit of a situation. My laptop is not loading up, after about 20secs it states "Disk read error occurred- CLT+ALT+DEL to restart.

But it just happend again and again.

I've been reading around and everyone is saying just use the xp install disk to repair the master boot, problem is I have moved that many time is the past 2years I have no idea where that CD is.

I've downloaded DiskInternals Boot CD and it will start on this. But it wont actaully repair the disk, just scan it

I've used diskcheck via cmd on the boot cd but it states there is a master boot registry failure (i think).

Any ideas?

Many thanks in advance
Woody
 

A:Disk Read Error Occured - No XP install Cd to repair

You can make a Recovery Console CD.

XP Recovery Console CD Image with autofmt.exe for formatting
Recovery Console ISO Image (original)

A disk read error of any kind usually signals the end of a disk. It is doubtful that the MBR has anything to do with it. If you have a recovery partition, using fixboot or fixmbr will destroy the proprietary MBR and prevent you from accessing the recovery, so be sure you don't have one.

Run chkdsk /r from the Recovery Console and see what it says about bad sectors.
 

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Hey this is my first post on this forum. Recently, I formatted my hard drive because I wanted to start all over. Accually it was a partition from my hard drive. Next time I booted up and THE error A Disk read error occured pres crl ALT del to restart. CRL ALT DEL DOESN'T DO ANYTHING. So I booted into my bios and the hard drive was still detected. Bios won't detect CD ROM so I can't boot from windows 7 CD. I do have a windows 7 USB. BIOS does reconize it but when I set it as 1st boot device and boot up, I get the same error. Please help. I hope my hard drive isn't dying because it is still recognized. please help me!

A:A disk read error occured press CRL ALT DEL TO RESTART

Hi Panda4cash,

So I understand correctly, you deleted your partition? If so, the bios will recognize your hard drive, but you still will have to recreate your partition. If this is correct, continue.

Has your CD-Rom been detected prior to the format? You may want to unplug your computer and make sure the power and sata cables are securely connected. Replug, the boot to bios. Set bios to default. Bring up and see if your optical drive is now seen.

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Whats this mean A Disk Read Error Occured Press CTRL+ALT+DEL To Restart , on the start the windows and needs to restart .

Is this not good hard disk ,harddisk error or what ?
 

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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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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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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!!

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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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
 
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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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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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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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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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

A:Need help: A disk read error occured. Press ctrl+alt+del to restart.

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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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Hello.

I just got Windows 7 upgrade, so I think I have to install XP first. I have an XP disk and I'm trying to install XP to a SATA hard drive. It finds the hard drive and copies files fine. When the computer reboots and tries to boot off of the SATA drive to finish install it says that a disk read error has occured and to press control alt delete to reboot.

My motherboard is asus P5L-MX, right now I have the one SATA hard drive I'm trying to install on, a master IDE hard drive, and a slave IDE dvd drive.

Any ideas?

A:Installing XP on SATA Disk Read Error Occured CtrlAltDelete to Restart

Did you give xp install the correct sata controller driver? XP did not come with sata drivers originally.

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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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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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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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Hello,

I encountered a problem and found a solution and just wanted to put it on the internet for posterity.

So I have a Samsung SSD 850 EVO. I'm actually running Vista 64 Ultimate but ran across a relevant thread about this seemingly hardware issue here, so....

I started with a fresh OS install on my new SSD, everything updated and working normally. I was formatting a seperate HDD using disk manager.

The computer was frozen (or maybe not and I was impatient and wanted to do something else) so I casually pressed the "reset" button

When the computer reboots, I get the "A disk read error occured Press ctl+alt+del to restart" message.

Pressing ctl+alt+del just reboots computer and the same screen comes up again.

I run the Vista repair utility on the install disk - no help. Importantly, however, the repair utility saw the Vista installation just fine (and after I ran it repeatedly it told me there were no errors). I tried doing a system restore, which it says ran successfully, but that did nothing to solve this problem.

I mess with bios settings, change disk settings from RAID (when I installed it was with an older raid drive in same SATA ports) to IDE, to ACHI - no help.

So before trying a fresh Vista install on the SSD out of desperation (before deciding SSD had gone bad), I decided to install vista on a different HD in a dual boot configuration with the intent to then attempt to view my SSD from within the second Vista installation and see... Read more

A:Samsung SSD - "A disk read error occured Press ctl alt del - SOLVED"

Did you run the RebuildBCD command including exporting the BCD to create a new one, from Step 5 of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start? That tutorial contains everything known to start the OS.

Rescue installs are interesting because of the access you get to the stranded OS and how in many cases they will configure a Dual Boot or allow you to do so with EasyBCD. Once you had your dual boot, what commands did you run exactly to remove the rescue install from it? It is likely the rescue install restored your SSD install's boot and if it was able configure a Dual Boot then I'd think RebuildBCD could have done the same.

The only reason we don't use it more as a troubleshooting method here is because it's a gambit that only sometimes works and since one has to reinstall the OS anyway, why not focus on doing a perfect Clean Reinstall Windows 7 that 95% of users don't have anyway?

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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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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.
... Read more

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