disk read error

  jonpep 10:12 06 Nov 08

Went to boot up and it came upwith:

A disk read error ocured
Press CTRL-ALT-DEL to restart

This happened 4 or 5 times.

What caused this?

It then went to chekdisk and checked the system and then started!!

Is there a way to start checdisk from the F numbers?

  rossgolf 10:22 06 Nov 08

you can start checkdisk manually by (in XP)
going to start
typing 'cmd'
then typing chkdsk /f
this will run the chkdsk and automatically fix anythink found

  jonpep 10:41 06 Nov 08

Thanks for coming on this BUT it did not get as far as to the start button, it just came up disk error in a black screen.

  MAJ 10:46 06 Nov 08

Try continually pressing F8 on startup, until the advanced startup menu appears. When it appears, using the up and down arrow keys on your keyboard, choose the "Last known good configuration" option and press Return.

  DieSse 12:27 06 Nov 08

A disk read error is really bad news - even if it goes away as the drive warms up, it indicates a failure is possible at any time.

You should be fully backed up in case of such a disaster - if not, DO IT NOW.

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