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A disk read error occurred. Press CTRL-ALT-DEL to restart'

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by J_C_B, May 4, 2011.

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  1. J_C_B

    J_C_B Thread Starter

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    So this computer was running fine. It's used by a lady in the graphics department. It's fairly new, maybe a year old.

    Then about two weeks ago she gets this message, 'A disk read error occurred. Press CTRL-ALT-DEL to restart'.

    If she restarts, often it will boot up windows xp fine. Sometimes she has to reboot up to 3 times before it launches xp. But so far, it always launches xp in the end.

    I checked the bios and it was set to boot off a floppy first then the HD. I put the HD first but I kindof doubt this will fix it as it was running fine for about a year before the trouble occurred.

    I did run chkdsk. It reported no errors. And the problem persists.

    I did have her move all her files to the server just in case.
     
  2. zabusant

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    Check the hdd cable?
     
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