A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by juggernaut911, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. juggernaut911

    juggernaut911 GBAtemp Slut!

    Jul 13, 2006
    United States
    help me please!!!!! I get that error on boot (A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart)!! I cant use the XP cd because I can use the recovery console but it never finishes scanning my screwed up drive!!!!!!

    please help, solutions appreciated!
  2. Twiffles

    Twiffles танковые победы

    Sep 6, 2007
    Gambia, The
    This happened to my laptop, in which the HD is apparently unreadable 60% of the time.
    CTRL + ALT + DEL didn't work?
  3. Jiggah

    Jiggah GBAtemp Maniac

    Nov 9, 2002
    United States
    Try doing a /fixboot /fixmbr. I sounds like either the drive is dying, you have a bad northbridge, or something corrupted the bootloader (bad shutdown, etc). The chkdsk option takes a while to scan especially if you have a large hard drive. You could just leave it on for a couple of hours to make sure it's doing the job.