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Posted 16 April 2008 - 12:29 AM
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Posted 16 April 2008 - 12:32 PM
Posted 16 April 2008 - 01:29 PM
Well...it appears to me that it's impossible to use a program...until that program has been installed.
I may be incorrect, but from what I read, you never had the opportunity to install that program...so it could be of no value to you or anyone intending to use it for any purpose.
The simplest/best thing to do from where I sit...delete that partition, start over with the format/partition/install procedure.
The hard drive used in the new build...it was a new hard drive? I'm still trying to decipher "disk read error."
Is there only one hard drive attached, with only one partition?
Posted 16 April 2008 - 04:08 PM
Posted 20 April 2008 - 12:50 PM
OK...I don't know much but I'm willing to guess:).
I see tons of posts with this particular error message...I see no definitive assessment of what it is and/or a cure for it.
Just as somewhat-knowledgeable novice...to me, that message would indicate (possibly):
a. A problem with the NTFS file system.
b. A problem with the drive itself.
c. Incorrect boot order in the BIOS.
d. Possible loose connections (my catchall culprit).
Sooo...I would start eliminating suspects, based on ease. Connections first, boot order second, chkdsk /r from the Recovery Console for the drive, to be followed by manufacturer's diagnostic (if necessary)...then I would need to make a decision.
I don't shy away from clean installs, especially when there is nothing to lose. If none of my previous attempts produced joy (or if I was in a hurry), I would just delete everything on that drive...format/partition/install...and see how that turns out.
I don't think there's anything that a change of BIOS would do...I haven't thought about upgrading a BIOS since my Win 95/98 days. I don't see anything to be gained by going in that direction. AFAIK, the BIOS used is determined by the motherboard, with the motherboard (not the BIOS) being the driving force for all hardware. I think of the BIOS as a "facilitator", a tool which helps users to see that things are going right as far as system hardware is concerned.
Keep the info coming , that's how I learn, thanks!
<<Originally the computer screen would not turn of when the computer was turned on so we diagnosed the problem as the video card. To test this theory we borrowed another PCI video card and installed that in the computer.>>
So, you tried another video card and the video problem was solved, apparently...
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