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A disk read error occurred


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#1 Delta16

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 12:34 PM

When i start my pc, before the boot screen it will show these lines below :

A disk read error occurred
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

I think it is the hard disk that i should change. Is this right ?

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 04:53 PM

I'd assume it's the hard drive, but before you replace it, you should just make sure all the connections are secure to it. It may also be a good idea to try it in another system.
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Posted 26 November 2008 - 05:15 PM

You can also go to the support site of the hard drive manufacturer and download their diagnostic utility
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#4 Delta16

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 08:53 AM

I checked it on another system and it doesnt worked. The same error showed up.

How can i recover data from it?

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 10:29 AM

Hopefully you can find some sort of software that will let you get the files off the drive. I don't know much about this topic, so maybe someone else can help you more. If the hard drive is really dead though, to get the files back you may need to send the drive in to some professionals which will charge probably hundreds, if not thousands of dollars to do this for you.
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Posted 27 November 2008 - 11:41 AM

FWIW: Attaching the drive to another system...doesn't really validate anything, the drive could have been improperly attached due to jumper settings.

I would download the diagnostic from the hard drive manufacturer's website and test the drive...before I made any assumptions about the necessity for recovery software/recovery attempts.

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