Disk read error! Tags: Hard Drives Disk Read Error Computer Factory Restore Storage Last response: November 20, 2011 6:56 PM in Storage Share drummer_ben November 20, 2011 6:16:12 PM Hi there, i was restoring a dell laptop to factory settings, and half way through the lead pulled out of the computer and it lost power and turned off. I then restarted the computer and came up with the dreaded 'disk read error' message. I'm not exactly great with computers so can someone please tell me how to fix this (if possible) please! Thank you More about : disk read error jgallaway81 November 20, 2011 6:29:54 PM You get the read error before anything loads? If so, it sounds like the power failed in the middle of a disk prep process (format/partition). Can you access the recovery system? If not, you may need to order recovery disks from Dell. Its unlikely, but certainly not impossible that this is a hardware failure. drummer_ben November 20, 2011 6:36:14 PM Yes, it comes up pretty much straight away, i have tried to do system recovery but when i press the buttons for it it doesnt work and simply goes into disk read error Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer swifty_morgan a b G Storage November 20, 2011 6:56:26 PM check the HD cables. They are loose or unplugged....... check the HD ends and the MB ends. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Disk read error , press alt+crtl+delete to restart (window 7) Forum A disk read error occured press ctrl alt del to restart Forum "A disk read error has occured" installing Windows 7 Forum Cannot Restore XP ( Disk Read Error ) Forum Read Disk Error Problem Forum Disk Read Error Occurred - I need help quickly, unfortunately for me. Forum How to fix a disk read error occurred press ctrl alt del to restart and the blac Forum A disk read error occurred press ctrl alt del to restart windows 7 Forum ASUS K 53 E laptop disk read error ? Forum Disk error read occurred on xp during start system Forum Disk Read Error when i install Xp Forum Disk read error Forum A read disk error occurred windows xp Forum A read disk error occurred windows xp Forum Disk Read error /BOOTMGR.exe is missing/select proper boot device. Forum A DISK READ ERROR OCCURED . PRESS CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart Forum A Disk Read Error Occurred.. Forum Black screen and disk read error Help!! Forum A disk read error fix Forum A disk read error occurred press ctrl+alt+del to restart Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !