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message on startup. it says disk erro read press ctrl alt del


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#1 mario23

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 05:32 PM

i took it in to someone i know basically a family so he can fix it. he tried using his drive to see if his drive would start up on my pc. but it didnt. his got messed up as well. anyone got any idea on how to fix it ?? and it wont do anything when i press f8 to try and boot it in safe mode

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 06:45 PM

System manufacturer and model?

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 07:13 PM

he tried using his drive to see if his drive would start up on my pc

Basically, any drive from some computer won't boot in different environment (different computer).

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 08:03 PM

well is custom built. amd athlon and since i posted here is ofcurse windows xp

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 08:23 PM

You didn't say a single word, what your issues are.

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 08:58 PM

read my topic title it clearly states it. on startup it says disk error read press alt ctrl del. i press that but nothing. still pops up with that same message when it restarts after pressing it.

Edited by mario23, 28 August 2010 - 09:00 PM.


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Posted 28 August 2010 - 09:07 PM

Are we still talking about your computer with your friend's hard drive inside, or.....?

P. S. With this pace and your clear and very descriptive replies, we won't finish before Christmas.
I feel like a dentist pulling a tooth.

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 11:14 AM

k my computer to be exact . it saying on start up (disk error read press alt ctrl del) i did it just restarts. and ays the same message again. and wont go into safe mode.

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 12:08 PM

Your computer with your friend's hard drive inside, or now your computer with its original drive developed some problem?

I need to know EXACT message, you're getting.

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 02:27 PM

sigh my computer with the original drive . the one that is messed up. been saying it. on startup it says to press ctrl alt del. i did that nothing happens computer just restarts. and that message pops up again. and it wont let me boot to f8 for safe mode.

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 02:31 PM

Don't "sigh" me, please.
Your replies are very spotty and unclear.
Then, you're not answering my questions.

I said:

I need to know EXACT message, you're getting.

and your reply is:

on startup it says to press ctrl alt del


This is FOR SURE not entire message.
Post EXACT, WHOLE message and we'll go from there.

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 02:33 PM

disk error read press alt ctrl del. im telling that is what i see exactly. i searched on google. and noticed people have gotten that message before. i tried doing the solutions they said to do but nothing. im guessing im going to have to get a new hard drive.

Edited by mario23, 29 August 2010 - 02:34 PM.


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Posted 29 August 2010 - 02:46 PM

Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287 (or http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...ive+diagnostic)
Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.
Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.
If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.
For Toshiba hard drives, see here: http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=Serv...ties#diagnostic

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