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#1 Karishnikov

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 03:21 PM

I've got a computer that refuses to start windows. It says Disk Read Error Occurred Press Ctr Alt Del to restart. Seems like no one knows how to fix this. I've checked jumper settings, the cd rom is set at slave though it didn't work even when I removed it completely. Its a SATA hard drive. I changed the boot order as well... no dice. So any help would be fantastic. If nothing else works I'll try plugging it into my computer and pulling stuff off of it.

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 05:16 PM

Is the hard drive recognized in the BIOS?
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 05:57 PM

I've checked jumper settings

SATA HD's don't have jumpers :thumbsup:

If nothing else works I'll try plugging it into my computer

By that, I'm guessing you mean another computer?

Apart from what garmanma said to check the BIOS, I'd also recommend you check that the wires are all secure in, and that the power cables are in tight. Check this from both ends (the HD and the motherboard). I had a similar problem to yours a few years to go and it turned out that the problem was that one of the power cables got loose at the motherboard.

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 12:45 PM

It is recognized in the bios, and I have checked the wires.

Yeah, I mean plug it in to another computer...

Any other suggestions?

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 01:28 PM

Maybe the hard drive may have gotten corrupt?

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