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A Disk Read Error Has Occured. Press Ctrl+alt+delete To Restart...


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#1 Venom_0728

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 05:06 AM

Hello there.

Something seriously wrong with my laptop happened today and now I am getting this error:

"A Disk Read Error Has Occured. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete To Restart".

I had just fixed previous errors of missing system files (ntoskrnl.exe and hal.dll) and just when I thought I had it fixed, I get this error now. I was in the middle of reformatting and before it finished, the error comes up.

I cannot access the Advance Boot screen but I can access the BIOS. But, the BIOS seem no help to me. I have also accessed the Repair Console on my Windows XP Home Edition disc and typed the following commands:

FIXMBR
FIXBOOT
CHKDSK /R /P (Didn't work,, couldn't find certain file)

I am afraid that my hard drive or motherboard has been fried.

Please help me, I am in desperate need of it here. :flowers:

Thanks :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 06:26 AM

make sure your battery and power adapter are working fine

any fans are clean

test your memory and hard drive

as a general rule I reccomend anyone buying a laptop to get the 3 year service/warranty, when that runs out sell it or give it away, having work done on it is not cost effective
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#3 Venom_0728

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 03:24 PM

make sure your battery and power adapter are working fine

any fans are clean

test your memory and hard drive

as a general rule I reccomend anyone buying a laptop to get the 3 year service/warranty, when that runs out sell it or give it away, having work done on it is not cost effective


How can I "test" the hard drive and memory? I can't use any software since it won't boot to the desktop.

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 03:31 PM

http://www.memtest.org/

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

unfortunately you have to have another computer to make these on
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