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#1 jskip

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 04:30 PM

My daughter turned on her Dell PC today and got this message:

"Loading PBR for descriptor......Done"
"A Disk Read Error has occurred, <ctr><alt><del> to restart your computer"

Every time we restart the computer, we get the same message. Any ideas what to do?

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 06:02 PM

Means your hard drive is corrupt in some fashion, and dell's factory installed partitioning scheme is having problems.

Try reading this:

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/glo...lang=en&cs=

Another thing to try before attempting solution #3 is to boot your Install cd and from the Recovery console run "chkdsk /r". This might not work depending on exactly how badly damaged your disk is, but it's worth a shot.

Edited by Baric, 09 March 2008 - 06:06 PM.


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Posted 09 March 2008 - 07:34 PM

While in the Recovery Console, try running the "fixboot" command. As the computer boots it attempts to read the boot sector. If it's unable to read it, one of the error messages that it gives (at this stage) is "A Disk Read Error has occurred"
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