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A disk read error occured Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart.


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#1 Delta16

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 12:50 PM

I made thermal paste on the cpu and switched on the pc and it worked fine.
A day after i switched on the same pc and it worked fine but after some time it turned off by it self.
i tried to start it again and a black background with these options came up:
Safe mode;
safe mode with networking;
safe mode with command prompt;
last good known configuration ;
start windows normally.

when i choose one of them the pc hangs there.

then i tried to put the hard disk on an other system and the pc doesn't showed that there is another hard disk . i connected the hard disk on it's proper system and now it is telling me : A disk read error occured Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart.

what is the problem?

Thanks for who will try to help me.

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 02:21 PM

Read this: http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_...p-Problems.html

After reading, I suggest trying the fixboot command from the Recovery Console on the XP CD.

http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/repair_xp....very%20Console: Click on How To Access Recovery Console.

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 03:20 PM

Thanks for the url above, but it didn't worked.

When i inserted the XP CD into the CD ROM, it told me to press any key to boot from CD (as usual when you are formating a hard disk). I pressed a key and this sentence came: Set up is inspecting your computer hardware configuration. after some seconds the sentence disappeared and afterwards nothing happened and it remained a black background.

Are there any more options to access the Recovery Console ??

Thanks again

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 04:41 PM

Hmmm...I'd have to suggest running a diagnostic on the hard drive. These are available at most of the respective websites of hard drive manufacturers.

Hard Drive Installation and Diagnostic Tools - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28744/hard-drive-installation-and-diagnostic-tools/

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 04:15 AM

i made a quick test and an extended test and no errors were found.

By the way, my hard disk is Western Digital and i used the Data lifeguard Diagnostic tool of western digital hard disks.

If no errors were found, what am i going to do now ??

Thanks for helping me

Edited by Deadly Elegance, 04 November 2008 - 04:15 AM.


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Posted 04 November 2008 - 04:17 AM

The extended test results are:


NO ERRORS DETECTED FOR THIS DRIVE.
Final Code For This Drive: 0000

TEST COMPLETE




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