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A disk red error after new graphics card.

Ok so my computer was freezing (still screen, sound stops, and stays like that until restarted) I figured this to be the graphics card, so I went to change graphics cards. Well the issue is that I might have sorta kinda forgot to change the drivers and got the "A disk read error occurred" at start up. Thing is, when I changed back to my old graphics card, so I could start up and fix my error, I get the same message. I have no idea what to do here. I have made sure everything is plugged in right, reseated things and such but no luck. Every "solution" I read all say to get on windows and fix the drivers, but that's kind of impossible at the moment seeing as my computer refuses to let me get past start up regardless of graphics cards.

Thanks for the help in advance!
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  1. Hmm.. so it's not getting past POST?

    Are you sure you didn't accidentally unplug anything while you were swapping the video card?
  2. Kekoh said:
    Hmm.. so it's not getting past POST?

    Are you sure you didn't accidentally unplug anything while you were swapping the video card?


    Yeah, I unplugged the PCI-E cord but there's no reason to have one for my new card, there's not even a slot in the graphics card to plug said cord. Outside of that I just checked and nothing is unplugged.(I even checked to make sure nothing was loose.
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    that error means that your hard drive is failing, it has really nothing to do with the graphics card.
  4. Most likely it was failing before you changed the card hence the freezes
  5. Hmm. Seems weird that my hard drive would fail at the same time as switching graphics cards.
  6. Well there we have it. I have a new hard drive but I borrowed one from a different computer and its worked.
  7. Turning off your computer improperly will cause damage to your hard drive, it may be the case that when you constantly forced your computer to restart when it froze it caused damage to your hard drive.
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