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yonaAhelp133

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Help i have a window xp laptop and when i turn it on it say *A disk read error occurred*
press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart
Help
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Wolfeymole

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Sounds like it's time for a new hard drive Yona.

When you restart does it offer the same message again?
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yes
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What is the make and exact model of your laptop?
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Just to verify try this.

Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech....ay.cfm?ttid=287
Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.
Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.
If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.

NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, try the Hitachi DFT CD Image version of the software

Thanks to Broni for the instructions
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The guy cannot even boot up Ron.
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Doesn't need to as the hd diagnostics is self booting. Just set the boot sequence to cd first and the diagnostics will take over.
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