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Disk read error has occurred Press Ctrl Alt Delete

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Sheepdisease, Feb 6, 2011.

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  1. Sheepdisease

    Sheepdisease Thread Starter

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    Hello there. I turned my computer on today. When I checked it some time later, I had an error of messages saying lots of files (mostly .dll) could not be found (or something along those lines). Explorer.exe kept crashing, before a constant bombardment of similar messages came up. After a while, clicking ok to all of them, the computer froze.

    When I tried restarting, I got the message
    "A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart"

    Any ideas what might have caused this and fix it? If it makes any difference, I am using SATA drives.

    The computer no longer boots into Windows.
     
  2. allheart55

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    It sounds as if your hard drive is failing. Boot from your Windows 7 DVD and Select System Recovery
    Options. In the System Recovery window click on Command Prompt. In the command box type chkdsk /r
    and hit the Enter Key. Follow the prompts...
     
  3. Sheepdisease

    Sheepdisease Thread Starter

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    Hello allheart55, thank you very much for your response.

    Unfortunately, when I tried this, after it said drive was in use and confirming I did not want to force a dismount, and confirming I did want to check the disc upon restart, at the point where Windows would usually load upon restart, the same message came up and it did not get a chance to perform chkdsk.

    Any other ideas?
     
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