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A Disk Read Error Occurred. Press CTRL ALT DEL to restart?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by oneprouddaddy, Jul 8, 2008.

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  1. oneprouddaddy

    oneprouddaddy Thread Starter

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    1. By the way I did try to search this but no results came up on this forum.....
    2. A Disk Read Error Occurred. Press CTRL ALT DEL to restart?
      So my old hard drive died so I went out and bought this drive….
      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822144392
      I have a old HP 520c with AMD Athlon XP 1.4, 512mb ram, DVD-ROM drive, CD-RW drive and integraded video and that is about it. Ok I bought the above WD 320gb Caviar SE EIDE drive after my old 60gb Maxtor just died (9yrs pretty good drive). (y) Anyways when ever I try to install XP Pro SP2 disk It goes through entire windows install process then the red bar countdown before reboot counts down and restart the screen tells me “A Disk Read Error Occurred. Press CTRL ALT DEL to restart” and nothing. So I thought a bad drive...BUT here is the kicker it WILL install Ubuntu Linux just fine but no windows!!!!!! :mad:
      Please help???? :confused:
     
  2. Iceman82

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    I used to hav the same problem with my IDE hard drive which turned out to b faulty (strangely enuff if i restarted enuff times it would let me into windoze).

    Get a fitness est from the manufacturer website (or download the ultimate boot cd) and do a read test to see the state of the hard drive.

    Faulty IDE cable? Faulty IDE controller maybe? But my first thought would b a faulty drive..
     
  3. oneprouddaddy

    oneprouddaddy Thread Starter

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    thanks but why would Ubuntu work on it with no problems. Also have anyone ever heard of a master boot file or something like that. My friend said it is possible that Linux Ubuntu might have deleted that because they do need it but windows does?
     
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