This site has always been great and helpful, so I hope someone can help me with my current problem. I have a PC running Windows XP. Today, while I was checking email, the computer started moving extremely slow to the point where I decided to reboot it. However, after rebooting it, it gave me the following message: "A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart." I did the Ctrl+Alt+Del but it took me to the same message. After trying a few more times, it then has given me the following message: "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key." When I press Enter, it takes a minute or so before repeating the same message. I unplugged everything from my USB ports, just in case, but still get the same message.
When I just decide to restart the computer manually, it goes to the "ALi SATA BIOS V1.10 A (M5289) © ALi Corporation 2005, All Rights Reserved. Identifying IDE drives .o.x" screen and takes a while on that. It then shows my Master as being the SATA, nothing for my slave and then the "Press Ctrl+A for (something... I can't remember what)" before it goes back to the "Reboot and Select proper Boot device..." message.
To be honest, I just mainly want to get into my computer one more time so I can save some files that I do not want to lose. If the harddrive is about dead, so be it, but I really want to get some files off. I'm not great at dealing with BIOS and things like that so any help and/or recommendations on how I can get past this screen would be greatly appreciated. I can access my BIOS SETUP UTILITY screen if that's any help.
Edited by Storm3, 11 April 2011 - 06:37 PM.