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 SolvedHELP! Disk Read Error when migrating XP to SSD Forum SolvedXP USB Install disk read error Forum SolvedWindows 7: a disk read error & blank screen w/ cursor Forum SolvedA Disk Read Error Occurred Forum SolvedA disk read error occured press ctrl alt del Forum SolvedDisk Read Error! Forum SolvedDisk Read Error Woes Forum SolvedDisk read error occurred. Press Ctrl alt del to reRecovery Forum Solvedhard disk read error Forum SolvedChange SATA port, "disk read error" Forum SolvedSolution To This? (A Disk Read Error) Details inside on what I am trying to do Forum SolvedDisk Read Error Forum SolvedMore Problems With The New Build. A Disk Read Error Occurred. Forum SolvedMore problems with the new build. A disk read error occurred. Forum Solved"A Disk Read Error Occurred Press CTRL+ALT+DEL To Restart Computer" Forum SolvedDisk Read Error Forum SolvedDisk read error | Dual Install Forum Solveddisk read error Forum fix read disk error Forum when I turn on my laptop it says "a disk read error has occurred". i keep trying to restart with ctrl+alt+del but it's still n Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !