One day, after a crash, I tried to restart my computer and got "A Disk Read Error Occurred, Pres CTRL-ALT-DEL".
So I did.
I tried to reinstall a fresh copy of Windows (first Vista--no luck, then XP) on the hard drive, but I would get the same error whenever the CDROM was first boot and the HDD was second (if HDD was first boot, it would just try to restart the computer without saying anything).
The install goes fine--I suppose, no errors--and it gets to the point of it restarting. But once it restarts, I get the "Disk Read Error" each time. I've tried two Win XP CDs and a Vista CD. Same stuff.
Is my hard drive busted?
I have a second hard drive (same make and model) and it does the same thing. They were both running during the initial crash. I've tried both of them on the two different cables I have in the tower.
Thanks for the help!
Intel Dual Core 2.0GHz
500GB Western Digital Caviar SE16