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Read / Write Error?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ShadowTM, Sep 12, 2010.

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  1. ShadowTM

    ShadowTM Thread Starter

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    Hey guys :)

    Recently, I purchased a new computer as my old computer had a problem which didn't resolve even after changing most hardware (hard drives, disk drives, cables) so I decided to purchase a new one.

    Anyhow, on my old computer I burnt a game onto a disk and now when I placed the disk into my new computer it ended up screwing it up just like the previous computer. Anyhow, I opened it up and found an unplugged hard-drive floating on the bottom of the case which I decided to plug in and now I successfully have Windows XP installed. Anyhow, I'm running a scan to hopefully repair any problems on my main hard-drive after formatting it fully to remove any stored files left by the last "quick" format.

    Basically, before the results come in from the scan I was wondering if there could be a problem on the disk which could've caused this problem? It took me a while to reinstall Windows as I ended up getting the same problem in different words of course and before that everything I tried (programs, games) also give me the error about a corrupt file during the transfer and so on.

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  3. Elvandil

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    A read/write error may well mean that the drive is defective.
     
  4. ShadowTM

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    As I said, I only purchased the computer yesterday and all was working perfectly until I placed the disk into the drive, which caused the problem and stopped everything else reading from both drives.
     
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    Not sure what you mean. New drives can be defective, too, as well as old ones.
     
  6. ShadowTM

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    Alright, here's the basics.

    On my old computer, I installed a game and it gave me a "Read / Write" error. I ignored it and tried to install another game where I got exactly the same error. I then tried to reinstall windows when I got the same error after replacing the disk drives.

    Yesterday, I purchased a new computer, placed a game into the drive and got the error again even in a new disk drive and hard drive.
     
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