A read disk error ocurred
Posted 23 July 2010 - 01:58 PM
Posted 23 July 2010 - 02:27 PM
Since you mentioned a Red Cable I assume your HD is a SATA drive correct?
have you tried a different SATA port to see if it will work?
Edited by rshaffer61, 23 July 2010 - 02:27 PM.
Posted 23 July 2010 - 04:10 PM
Is your Hard Drive set in your boot order either first or second boot, if you have your cd-rom and floppy before your hard drive then your Bios will get to your hard drive but if your have removable device or any other boot before your hard drive it will probably stop at this boot and not look for your hard drive and give you the error message.
When you tried to install your OS again did you put your CD-Rom as first boot then your hard drive as second.
And as mentioned earlier did you try another Sata Port
Posted 25 July 2010 - 10:34 AM
Posted 30 July 2010 - 08:54 AM
Posted 30 July 2010 - 09:08 AM
Glad to hear the issue was with the bios and a simple reset put everything back to a workable order for you.
Posted 01 August 2010 - 12:13 PM
Posted 01 August 2010 - 12:22 PM
Start and then to Run
Type in Chkdsk /r Note the space between k and /
Click Enter ...It will probably ask if you want to do this on the next reboot...click Y
If the window doesn't shutdown on its own then reboot the system manually. On reboot the system will start the chkdsk operation
This one will take longer then chkdsk /f
Note... there are 5 stages...
It may appear to hang at a certain percent for a hour or more or even back up and go over the same area...this is normal...
DO NOT SHUT YOUR COMPUTER DOWN WHILE CHKDSK IS RUNNING OR YOU CAN HAVE SEVERE PROBLEMS
This can take several hours to complete.
When completed it will boot the system back into windows.
Let me know if this fixes the problem
If this doesn't resolve it then proceed to the below instructions.
Go Start and then to Run ("Start Search" in Vista),
Type in: sfc /scannow
Click OK (Enter in Vista).
Have Windows CD/DVD handy.
If System File Checker (sfc) finds any errors, it may ask you for the CD/DVD.
If sfc does not find any errors in Windows XP, it will simply quit, without any message.
In Vista you will receive the following message: "Windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations".
For Vista users ONLY: Navigate to C:\Windows\Logs\CBS folder. You'll see CBS.log file.
Usually, it's pretty big file, so upload it to Flyupload, and post download link.
If you don't have Windows CD....
This applies mostly to Windows XP, since Vista rarely requires use of its DVD while running "sfc"
Note This method will not necessarily work as well, as when using Windows CD, because not always ALL system files are backed up on your hard drive. Also, backed up files may be corrupted as well.
Go Start and then Run
type in regedit and click OK
Navigate to the following key:
You will see various entries Values on the right hand side.
The one we want is called: SourcePath
It probably has an entry pointing to your CD-ROM drive, usually D and that is why it is asking for the XP CD.
All we need to do is change it to: C:
Now, double click the SourcePatch setting and a new box will pop up.
Change the drive letter from your CD drive to your root drive, usually C:
Close Registry Editor.
Now restart your computer and try sfc /scannow again!
Thanks to Broni for the instructions
Posted 01 August 2010 - 08:39 PM
Posted 04 August 2010 - 08:35 AM
Posted 04 August 2010 - 08:57 AM
Reboot the system and at the first post screen (where it is counting up memory) start tapping the DEL button
This will enter you into the Bios\Cmos area.
Have you made sure the monitor is working correctly?
It may be a failing or failed motherboard and the disk read error was just the first sign of a problem.
Posted 04 August 2010 - 10:42 AM
Posted 04 August 2010 - 11:13 AM
Disconnect everything from the Motherboard except
- video output
- 20+4 powercable
- 4/8 pin 12v wire both coming from the powersupply,
- Cpu fan wire
- power and reset button to the case
- case speaker
The goal here is just to test the mobo:
If the computer still will not boot up the please remove the motherboard from the computer along with the power supply
place the motherboard on a piece of card board larger than the motherboard,
this will eliminate a short from the mobo to the case which could be a possibility
Install the cpu with, 1 stick ram in dimm 1, power supply, case switch and case speaker
Connect ps2 mouse and keyboard along with the monitor
Repeat the above and power on
If the computer now boots into bios you most likely had a case short so make sure when installing the motherboard in the case that you use standoffs,
and they line up with the mounting holes in the motherboard and none of the standoffs touch anything else on the underside of the board.
Thanks to Cbarnard for these instructions
Posted 23 August 2010 - 03:25 PM
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