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Disk read error - XP on a new ATA WD HD

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  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
October 21, 2007 9:59:38 AM


I've just replaced my old HD with a new ATA WD5000AAKS hard drive on an ASUS K8N board.
Tried to install a fresh XP SP2 (from CD), created a NTFS partition, formatted and installed XP.

After the first boot, I get the message "Disk read error, press CTRL+DELETE".
I do have an access to the HD, see the files but it won't boot.
The new HD is detected by the BIOS it is on the boot list.

I already tried: fixmbr, fixboot, chkdsk /R
I do have the latest BIOS ver (however it is already 1 year old)
Any idea how to proceed??

Many thanks

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October 21, 2007 9:21:04 PM

Check the Boot sequence in the BIOS. If that doesn't do it, try clearing the CMOS, instructions will be in the mobo or computer manual