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Old 12-09-2011, 08:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can't boot. Stuck on "a disk read error has occurred press ctrl+alt+del" . Dell inspiron 1000 laptop.
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Well, does it have a boot loader on it? Is it the OS drive? This tells us very little.

If so, Windows is probably corrupted.
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Not sure if it has boot loader. Ran diagnostic and came up with 4 disk errors. I've Googled codes but no luck. I'm going to try hdd utility cd next.
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Hi Ravenousj,
I have gone thorough your problem and there seem to be several reasons for that.
-Your hard disk might be corrupted
-Your video card may not powerful enough to stream HD videos

From the reasons above, The VGA problem can be the main reason. If you are using a VGA card, you can try updating its driver. If it doesn't solve the problem, it has to be a problem with your hard disk or the system partition. Follow this link for a step by step guide on solving your problem.

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VGA would not be a problem in this situation. He can't even get into windows.

Have you tried the Win 7 DVD to help fix it? restore, repair.
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im trying a repair from windows xp disk.
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Tried installing 98, xp, xp pro and some Linux OS. Nothing worked. Linux only works Live CD. So it has to broke.
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