Disk read error - XP on a new ATA WD HD Tags: Homebuilt Disk Read Error HD Windows XP Systems Last response: October 22, 2007 9:05 AM in Systems Share gg_gg October 21, 2007 9:43:18 AM hi, 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 Gil More about : disk read error ata k2gremlin October 22, 2007 8:14:38 AM Have you checked to make sure that the sata ports are still enabled in the bios?? gg_gg October 22, 2007 9:05:59 AM they are enabled, I do have an access to the HD but it won't boot Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Disk read error - XP on a new ATA WD HD Forum Disk read error - XP on a new ATA WD HD Forum Probs w/ WD drives, NTFS, & ATA 100 card Forum HELP installing 200GB Hard Disk &Promise ATA 100 TX2 Forum "No hard disk " error on XP install (SATA) Forum A disk read error has occured press alt ctrl del to restart( New HD ) Forum Disk read error on boot Forum HD 2400 Pro PCI-e Video card causing disk read error halting XP startup Forum Solution for "A disk read error occurred." Forum A disk read error has occured, press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart. Forum Can't read old partitioned hd . Drive letter conflict? Forum "a disk read error has occurred" Forum A Disk Read Error Occurred Forum A Disk Read Error Occured. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart Forum WinXP instal error on new HDD in old computer Forum New Build, any good? Forum New System Performance READ Forum help. error with using 2 HDD Forum DISK BOOT FAILURE (sometimes????) Forum Intel 965wh ATA issue Vista 64 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !