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windows vista "a disk read error has occurred...press control alt delete to restart..

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by braker166, Aug 22, 2013.

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  1. braker166

    braker166 Thread Starter

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    This is the error message but control alt delete doesn't restart it.
    I hit F11 and it starts in Windows Vista(recovered). It will open up and I can do anything from there, but very very slow. I do not know how to get it to boot up properly.

    I have run all hardware checks, everything passes,
    Virus program is secure.
    I can get into the Performance information and Tools and it shows critical status for Log Name: Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance - Boot performance Monitoring. It also shows Error for Shutdown Performance.
    If you could walk me thru the fix it would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Monica25

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    1)Disk read error could mean HDD beginning to fail (need to check the SMART data).

    2) You're info on the errors isn't enough to go on - need more details on critical status & errors.

    3) Can you do a system restore or have a BU image of the HDD that you can restore, from before the prob began?

    I've seen that "type" error - maybe not verbatim, but for either when HDD is failing, or even a loose / bad HDD cable. Could check those are snug. Can unseat the cables & reseat them. If don't know what you're doing w/ the cables, either leave alone, or read up on how to BE CAREFUL working w/ the cables.

    I've seen cables go bad for NO reason - no one touched them; just one day were "flaky."

    You could break sockets on the mobo if get rough. Cables themselves are cheap.
     
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