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Solved: SATA installation in XP = "A Disk Read Error Occured. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart"

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by hellyeah17, Apr 10, 2006.

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  1. hellyeah17

    hellyeah17 Thread Starter

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    I recently built a new PC, however I'm having a problem installing Windows XP onto my SATA drive. It works perfectly if I use an IDE, but this is what happens with SATA:


    -Goes to the setup screen and puts on the necessary files.
    -Asks me to format.
    -Starts the 15 second restart timer, then restarts.
    -I change the boot order to HDD first.
    -It tells me "A Disk Read Error Occured. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart" when it's supposed to continue with the installation.

    I've tried the drivers that came with the motherboard and no-go. I've also tried with no drivers and it still gives me this error. One time, I believe it said something about "Boot", but it flashed on the screen too fast and restarted to see what it said.

    EDIT: If I made a direct copy from an IDE drive onto this SATA one, is there a chance that might help? If there's a driver issue, it would have all the drivers needed on the Hard-Drive wouldn't it?



    Motherboard: Asus A8N-VM CSM
    Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3700 1MB L2 Cache
    Case + Power: Antec Sonata II 450w PSU
    RAM: Crucial Rendition 1GB PC3200 x 2
    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 300GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache SATAII
    GPU: Radeon 9600 XT AGP
     
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    hellyeah17 Thread Starter

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    Fixed it simply by making a clone of my IDE drive on my SATA drive :-].
     
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