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"a disk read error" on winxp bootup...

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by axis77, Feb 28, 2006.

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  1. axis77

    axis77 Thread Starter

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    Im currently working on a system that has winxp, and the error is on boot up. The drive is seen in the bios but it cant boot, instead this error message comes up after loading the bios"a disk error occured" hit ctrl+alt+del. What tools could i use to possibly fix the mbr if i dont have the xp disc? i have seen some sites like bootdisk.com but would a xp boot disc have a recovery console built in?
     
  2. Bob Cerelli

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    You can try fixboot but it more sounds like your hard drive is going. Might want to at least get it into another computer to backup anything critical.
     
  3. axis77

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    you know what bob thats what i was thinking, but of course customers dont want to hear that...ok thanks for the input
     
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