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"Disk Read Error, Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart your computer"

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Alex Ethridge, Sep 7, 2008.

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  1. Alex Ethridge

    Alex Ethridge Thread Starter

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    Dell Dimension E520. This is obviously a hardware problem as this error comes up as soon as the POST hands off to the hard disk.

    On a cold boot, I get "Disk Read Error, Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart your computer". Pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del restarts the system and it always starts up and runs without incident after this point. Performance and everytng else is plenty acceptable and error free.

    I have run Seatools on the Seagate hard disk and it passes all tests.

    What is causing this error?

    How can it be prevented?
     
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