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Today, my mom started their comp up (my previous comp), and after the Asus logo appeared, the screen was black for about 5 seconds, and this error message came up

A disk read error occured
Press Ctrl+Alt+del to restart

And we did, but the same message keeps appearing, so I checked the cables, unplugged the hdd cable,and plugged it back in, but still the message came up. I took a look at the BIOS and everything looks fine, but I have no clue what is going on. I seem to recall having a message like that coming up, but I dunno where or how I fixed it...

Specs:
Asus P4P800SE
Intel P4 2.8GHz Prescott
Radeon 9800Pro
Western Digital 80GB
450W PSU

I'm guessing that the error is referring to the hard drive, but again, I'm not quite sure as to what the problem maybe.
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i had the problem beforeand it turned out to be a Mobo fault try the HDD in another computer
     
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post #3 of 9
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Well, I tested the HDD on my computer, and it gave the same error. So, problem solved, something in the hard drive is screwed up. My dad isn't exactly the happiest person in the world right now, but I greatly appreciate the help. I also forgot to mention that my mom also said that the computer was making a steady ticking noise when she turned it on, so, that alone should have been a clue to what was wrong. Rep for you.
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Same thing happen to my boss PC it was making a ticking noise coming out from the HDD. I just took of the HDD from my boss PC to do a file recovery on it. I can read the HDD under bios but not under windows. Takes long to read though during bios check up. Also during Windows loading and then is not under my computer. Weir huh?
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Have you tried reformatting it?
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post #6 of 9
Well maybe that will work for him, but for me I can not do that. I need to remove importan files out of it so I will have to try my way into this HDD some how.
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Well maybe that will work for him, but for me I can not do that. I need to remove importan files out of it so I will have to try my way into this HDD some how.
Just get another drive with the same OS and boot up from it (remember to change the BIOS settings)...you can fix it from there...hopefully
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Well I heard is runing under Windows NT. Now can it be possible to view it from Windows XP Pro? The thing is I can see the drive under the bios. Also during the bios check up after making weir noises and then spining. However, is there a software or a way to force boot a HDD like it dose when booting from the bios under Windows XP Pro?

Hey Regulus, I don't want you to feel like I have Hijacked your post but if we can figure this out maybe you can fix you HDD faster. As for me I can not format this HDD so you at least have an option to try out. Please Keep us posted if it dose work.
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Originally Posted by TheLatinHeat
Well I heard is runing under Windows NT. Now can it be possible to view it from Windows XP Pro? The thing is I can see the drive under the bios. Also during the bios check up after making weir noises and then spining. However, is there a software or a way to force boot a HDD like it dose when booting from the bios under Windows XP Pro?

Hey Regulus, I don't want you to feel like I have Hijacked your post but if we can figure this out maybe you can fix you HDD faster. As for me I can not format this HDD so you at least have an option to try out. Please Keep us posted if it dose work.
Nah, it's no problem. This is helping me think of other ways I might be able to solve it. I'm not sure if reformatting will work, but it's worth a shot to try and save $50 for another 80gb hdd.
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