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Disk Read Error after New Video Card

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Last response: in Storage
January 7, 2011 6:09:44 PM


I recently purchased an MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack to replace my MSI Radeon HD4830. I uninstalled drivers, rebooted, then powered down, completed the hardware swap, rebooted and found that I am now getting the Disk read Error, Alt - Ctrl - Del to restart message.

I am running the following:

Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 Wolfdale 2.8GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80571E7400

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Patriot Viper 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PVS24G6400LLK

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a b G Storage
January 10, 2011 9:00:22 PM

Probably the MBR got messed up during the installation. Hopefully, the problem is there and not HDD complete failure.
You can try to restore the MBR using Windows' repair functions. You will need the Win CD for that.