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Recieve a "Disk Read Error, ctl+alt+del to restart" at boot up

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Chins, Mar 14, 2005.

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    I have a Maxtor HDD which has recently given me "disk read error" whenever i boot up. It then tells me to press ctrl+alt+del but repeats the cycle. Recently i plugged in an old quantum HDD (running on win98) which had some problems as a slave with my Maxtor as the master. I got into WinXP and used the Admin tools to reformat the old quantum HDD. Now the quantum HDD is running but my Maxtor isnt! Before formating the Quantum i had some issues figuring out which jumpers settings were master, slave and cs so i turned the power off quite a few times w/out shutting down properly. i only did this when the Quantum was in master setting tho.
    I tried setting up the Maxtor as a slave on another computer but i still get "disk read error".
    Whats happened to my Maxtor HD? Is it a windows version problem cos of the 2 HDs having diffrent OS's? Is there a way to get all my data back from the Maxtor like a recovery program. I heard of one called GetDataBack but im not too confident it will help.
    Does anybody have any suggestions for recovery programs or has anybody had this problem before?
    Thanks
     
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