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Disk read error press control, alt, delete, to restart ERROR! Please HELP!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by janragan, Jul 23, 2008.

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  1. janragan

    janragan Thread Starter

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    Hi!
    My system (XP Pro) has been doing some aggravating things of late like half a window loads, sits, finally other half will load, mouse just doesn't seem to do anything so you click (whatever) again and 3 minutes later 2 of whatever will finally open... just annoying crap really! A few days ago comcast went off and I had to unplug modem, wait, then plug back up and restart system. I got a "Disk read error press control, alt, delete, to restart" error, tried that same thing so I shut down and when I turned back on it booted fine. I have since moved... just set up the system and am getting the same error except this time shutdown/restart isn't working :eek:( The OTHER problem I realize is this... this is a tempory move! Most everything I own is in a storage unit, boxes to the back, furniture to the front and guess where my disks are? Right! I put printer, shredder, disks, everything I didn't just HAVE to have in the storage unit. My XP CD is in there SOMEWHERE. It is NOT an option to find it... Can anyone offer ANY help at all?
    Thanks
     
  2. kniht

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    Sounds like you need to run chkdsk /r from the recovery console on the XP cd. I had a similar problem and did not have the XP cd.

    Had to borrow my daughter's XP cd to run the recovery console. Do you know of someone that would be willing to let you use their cd?
     
  3. janragan

    janragan Thread Starter

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    Possibly! I have a message in to him right now.
    Thanks!
     
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