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Old 08-26-2011, 11:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I tried to download 3DMark. Now Desktop will not start. I get a 'disk read error' and cannot start Got anything?? Tnks
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Old 08-27-2011, 07:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You could try booting Ubuntu or another OS from a live CD/USB and delete it...
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Old 08-27-2011, 10:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Just downloading 3DMark, or even installing it, has nothing to do with the computer not starting. Unless you downloaded and installed a infected file from an unreliable location. Or your hard drive has insufficient space. Have you tried starting in Safe Mode?

It sounds like a hard drive malfunction to me.
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I tried booting from a boot disk. I get a blank screen with a cursor and that is all. It goes thru the process of loading files and such but I wind up with the blank screen. I can move the cursor around but that is it. thanks

Update: Trying a restore. Be awhile.
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I agree, sounds like the hard drive...if your restore works you better get those files backed up pronto
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@ mrnotu

Please don't double post, if you have something else to add to the conversation and no one has posted a reply since your last post (within a 24 hr. period), please use the edit button (looks like a pencil) to add it to your previous post.
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Old 08-27-2011, 04:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Sorry for the dbl. I think it is the hard drive also. Wish I had one laying around. Was planning on using it this weekend. Thanks

This is the new one http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...3ORDER-_-Deals I got two to set up a raid. Also gonna try these coolers http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...3ORDER-_-Deals Be this coming weekemd before I can try and get them installed
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