A Disk Read Error Occured. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart

nagstaku

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Feb 24, 2012
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Hi. Okay, data:

motherboard died. installed new motherboard, told it to boot HD, get error:

A Disk Read Error Occured. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart

loaded bios defaults; same. booted UBCD4Win and I can see everything on the hard drive, all the files are in tact. Ran FIX_HDC (supposed to replace hdc drivers); no go.

booted win xp cd, ran fixmbr and fixboot, no go.

did a raw copy to a known working 74gb; put it into a DIFFERENT computer, tried to boot, get the same error.

YARGHH!!!! pleeeze help? My instinct is telling me it's the MBR... I'm just not familiar enough with it to diagnose an MBR.

<3 for helps!
 

nagstaku

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Feb 24, 2012
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Ahhhhhhh, i was so excited, forgot that repair option left all installed apps intact.

however, alas, no bueno. still get the same error after running repair from an XP sp3 original cd.
 
Hi,
If mobo died, It might of damaged HD if everything else didn't work.

Plug the Hd in another computer and download hard drive sentinel pro trial and see what it says about the HD.

If repair install still doesn't work you might need to make a full install.