"disk read error" message

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by geepeetee, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. geepeetee

    geepeetee New Member

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    Hi

    I am getting a "disk read error" on my desktop pc. After several attampts to reboot with the same message i tried to boot from the cd to repair / reinstall XP. Same result.

    Checked all connectons inside tried all the permutations of connecting, removing and changing power and ribbon cables and drives. Same again.

    I have 2 x ide drives (master / slave port 1) and 2x optical (master / slave port 2).

    I find it strange that i get the same result when i tried the cd drive as its on a different port / cable.

    I thought it might be a controller on the mobo so i changed it (using my athlon cpu, memory and agp card but still the same result.

    Advice appreciated.

    Gary
     
  2. JakeUSMC

    JakeUSMC New Member

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    hard drive is broke?
     
  3. 3uL

    3uL New Member

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    That might be early sign of harddisk retirement... As precaution, backup your files.
    Have you tried chkdsk??
     
  4. geepeetee

    geepeetee New Member

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    re disk read error

    Hi

    Thanks for reply, that seems the obvious thing but why would i get the same message when booting from the cd?

    Cheers

    Gary
     
  5. geepeetee

    geepeetee New Member

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    re disk read error

    Hi

    Will try chkdsk, all files are backed up anyway.

    Gary
     
  6. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    That error sounds more like its coming from a floppy drive or a cdrom drive, not a hard drive. When are you getting that message?
     
  7. konsole

    konsole Member

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    when you try to use the cd make sure the computer is set to boot from the cd drive first not the hard drive.
     

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