A Disk Read Error has Occurred
Posted 09 March 2006 - 09:41 PM
Once this repair has completed, you will have to download all Windows Updates again.
Posted 10 March 2006 - 11:13 AM
Based on this information, I'm guessing this was my last hope. So I have a question that follows based on this.
Is it possible to recover any data that may still be on the hard drive (whether by connecting it as a secondary hard drive on another PC, or some other way) before I attempt to reinstall Windows, effectively reformatting my hard drive?
Edited by JPratt, 10 March 2006 - 11:15 AM.
Posted 10 March 2006 - 01:33 PM
Nope...not quite yet.
I'm guessing this was my last hope.
Was your System Restore feature enabled and working before this happened? If it was, we can replace the registry hive and run a restore once the machine is running.
Let's try a couple more things from Recovery Console first, though. Use Recovery Console to get to a command propmt. At the prompt, type bootcfg /rebuild, and press "Enter". Once this completes, remove the cd from the drive and reboot...does it load Windows?
Posted 10 March 2006 - 02:17 PM
System Restore? Can I guess that if it is something I don't recall activating, it probably wasn't?
Posted 10 March 2006 - 02:28 PM
Posted 10 March 2006 - 03:29 PM
I ran the chkdsk command it told me to run to detect any errors, and it told me the volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems.
Posted 10 March 2006 - 03:35 PM
Posted 10 March 2006 - 03:36 PM
I just entered chkdsk, not realizing there were switches.
The same message came up when I ran chkdsk /r.
Edited by JPratt, 10 March 2006 - 03:38 PM.
Posted 10 March 2006 - 04:09 PM
It recommended /? to learn acceptable commands, and the only two choices were /p and /r.
I ran chkdsk /p and the same message (one or more unrecoverable problems) appeared.
Posted 10 March 2006 - 04:13 PM
Click Start then Run...type sfc /scannow (Note the space between sfc and /) and press "Enter". You will be asked for your installation cd, so have it handy. Wait for the scan to finish (this might take up to an hour). When it's finished, click Start then Run...type chkdsk /r (Again...note the space) and reboot when prompted (type Y and press Enter). This will run on boot-up so restart will take a while...be patient.
Posted 10 March 2006 - 04:21 PM
However, at the command prompt, I typed sfc /scannow. It said that the command was not recognized.
Posted 10 March 2006 - 05:25 PM
It tells me to type "help" to get a list of acceptable commands. Here is the list, in its entirety:
attrib, batch, bootcfg, cd, chdir, chkdsk, cls, copy, del, delete, dir, disable, diskpart, enable, exit, expand, fixboot, fixmbr, format, help, listsvc, logon, map, md, mkdir, more, net, rd, ren, rename, rmdir, systemroot, type
On a side note, I am remarkably concerned that upon running dir, it brings up, first a note that says "Directory of C:\", then a note that says, "An error occurred during directory enumeration." I can't imagine this is a good thing.
Edited by JPratt, 10 March 2006 - 05:43 PM.
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