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

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  1. juggernaut911
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    Member juggernaut911 GBAtemp Slut!

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    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

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

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    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.
     

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