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A Disk Read Error Occurred

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#1 Hikermann


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 04:39 PM


WIN XP Home Edition - put in a new 320GB hard drive a week or two ago; everything reloaded and worked fine.  Two days ago, while a DVD was loading, things went wacko ... and Windows would no longer completely load.

Tried Repair, but that was useless; reloaded XP a couple of times, but it wouldn't get past the "Press any key to boot from CD" stage; finally attempted to clean the disk and reload XP last night -- now the Disk Read Error message shows up.

Only have access to www via my MacBook, so downloaded DBAN Boot n Nuke, as well as UBCD528 to burn onto disks; couldn't figure out, though, why the download/burn files showed differently:  DBAN download = 15.5 MB but when dragged to burn the disk showed only 229 KB; UBCD download = 487 but when dragged to burn the disk showed only 98 KB.  Neither would boot the PC.

What th' ... ?

What's the solution for the Disk Read Error Occurred?
How do I clean the drive and start-a-new?

Many thanks.

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#2 OldPhil



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 05:21 PM

Check your cables, pull them and re-seat.  I have messed up couple of times causing some hair pulling.



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