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A disk read error occurred laptop

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October 11, 2012 4:06:20 AM

Hello,
when turning on my computer, all of a sudden i receive a message, a disk read error occurred press ctrl, alt, delete. I press this and it goes right back to the same message. What do I do
a b D Laptop
a b $ Windows 7
October 11, 2012 5:54:38 AM

tasha0171 said:
Hello,
when turning on my computer, all of a sudden i receive a message, a disk read error occurred press ctrl, alt, delete. I press this and it goes right back to the same message. What do I do

Can you startup in safe mode ?
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a b $ Windows 7
October 11, 2012 6:10:24 AM

Could be your HDD failing, try F8 when you power on and see if it boots into Safe Mode as ksiemb suggests, also see if it appears on the main page of your BIOS (setup? usually accessed by 'Del' at power on.)
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