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"a Disk Read Error Occured" On Start Up

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#1 shiftplusone


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Posted 19 August 2007 - 09:44 AM

Hello everyone.
I have a very serious problem here.
When I start up my computer, everything starts off looking fine, and I get passed the screen that does the RAM, SATA, and IDE checks, and right before it SHOULD go to the Vista loading screen, it says "A disk read error occured Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"
I even tried booting it with my external harddrive as the primary drive (I installed XP on it a while ago) and I've changed the boot order around and just about everything in the BIOS. All this randomly started last night after I restarted my computer to update my nvidia drivers.

I dunno what it helps but here's my system specs:
AMD 4200+ (2.2 dual core)
160GB Samsung Spinpoint HDD
7900GTKO Nvidia
EPoX mobo, I can never remember the product name.

ANY help would be greatly appreciated. I hope I don't need a new HDD... :thumbsup:

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 19 August 2007 - 09:57 AM

If you know the mfg. of your hard drive, go to their website and download their diagnostic tool and run it. See what you get
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#3 Sneakycyber


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Posted 19 August 2007 - 12:55 PM

Samsung Diagnostic software . Heres the software
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