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Read disk error occurred

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March 11, 2010 4:10:08 PM

Hello,
Today i tried to start up my laptop (Windows Vista), but it said a disk read error occured, press ctrl+alt+delete to reboot.
Now, i don't know much about computers, but already took a reboot-disk from my old laptop, and copied all to my external harddisk, because my laptop has no disk-drives (so no cd or floppy).
But it seems to be missing the OS. Now, anybody got any clues what the next step is that i should do? where should i download what etc?

Kind regards
March 11, 2010 5:08:38 PM

It is a Packard Bell notebook with Windows Vista.
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March 11, 2010 9:45:21 PM

What kind of 'reboot disk' was this? And how did you copy it to your computer that has no floppy or CD drive?
March 11, 2010 11:16:05 PM

Can you boot from a USB drive? If so you could make a bootable windows installation disk on a memory stick and install from there.
As you have no technical computer knowledge it may be better for you to take it to a computer shop and get them to do it for you, it shouldn’t be very expensive, unless you want to do it yourself to gain the experience.
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