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 : ForumDisk read error , press alt+crtl+delete to restart (window 7) ForumA disk read error occured press ctrl alt del to restart Forum"A disk read error has occured" installing Windows 7 ForumCannot Restore XP ( Disk Read Error ) ForumRead Disk Error Problem ForumDisk Read Error Occurred - I need help quickly, unfortunately for me. ForumHow to fix a disk read error occurred press ctrl alt del to restart and the blac ForumA disk read error occurred press ctrl alt del to restart windows 7 ForumASUS K 53 E laptop disk read error ? ForumDisk error read occurred on xp during start system ForumDisk Read Error when i install Xp ForumDisk read error ForumA read disk error occurred windows xp ForumA read disk error occurred windows xp ForumDisk Read error /BOOTMGR.exe is missing/select proper boot device. ForumA DISK READ ERROR OCCURED . PRESS CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart ForumA Disk Read Error Occurred.. ForumBlack screen and disk read error Help!! ForumA disk read error fix ForumA disk read error occurred press ctrl+alt+del to restart More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !