Posted 01 November 2010 - 12:41 AM
Hi. I am running Windows XP in an older Gateway Laptop. Every time I start up the laptop, I receive the following message on the screen:
A disk read error occurred.
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart.
When I restart, the same message appears over and over. I tried this at least 10 times. I cannot boot up. I also hit F8 and tried to boot into Safe Mode, but this same message comes up on screen.
Does this most likely mean my hard drive has gone bad? Is there any way around this screen?