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A disk read error occured. Press Ctrl+alt+del to restart

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#1 Jox


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Posted 29 August 2010 - 12:22 AM

this message always appears on the startup of my pc. when i tried running the chkdsk, it says that "the volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems". but when i tried reformatting it, i can't delete the partition. why is that so?

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 08:23 PM

Hello and welcome to Bleepingcomputer.
You may have a failing hard drive.

I need to ask you how you are attempting to format this hard drive.

If you can provide the make and model number of your hard drive, we can point you in the proper direction for a hard drive diagnostic program taht will run tests on your drive, to detect possible disk problems.

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 01:41 PM

could you tell what hardrive that you use??? IDE or SATA???
you could try to make sure that you cable (data or power) is tight and connected well...and please make sure you power cable line is straight from PSU not from any extension (please do not connect power cable extension to your hardrive)...make the line (power cable) clear from another device is much better...
or maybe you hardrive fail just like Bruce says...

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