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A disk read error occurred press ctrl alt del to restart

Last response: in Windows 7
March 3, 2012 7:35:58 PM

i m nitesh budhauliya..yesterday, when i started my laptop then i get a error-"A DISK READ ERROR, PRESS CTRL+ALT+DEL TO RESTART"....
a b $ Windows 7
March 3, 2012 7:52:43 PM

Try booting into safe mode, then select start with last known good configuration. You could have a corrupted master boot record (mbr) or the HD may have gone bad. Do you have your OS disk? If you do, you can try a repair install of windows. Start to make a list of the things on the drive you may want to keep as a clean install of windows and or a new HDD may be required.
March 3, 2012 8:15:28 PM

Is this a HDD or SDD? run 'chkdsk' from either window's safe mode or recovery console. Try this link for command instructions: Also if you can boot into windows try reading the S.M.A.R.T. settings with a utility that'll report the drive's health.

*edit* oh ya, is that a blue screen or Bios Post message?
a b D Laptop
a b $ Windows 7
March 3, 2012 8:16:09 PM

make sure you havent left a cd/dvd in the drive first

as this can stop it finding the hard drive to boot from sometimes