A disk read error occurred solution.Fix Press CTRL+ALT+Delete to restart problem

You may encounter such issue:A disk read error occurred. Press CTRL+ALT+Delete to restart. This is one of the most frustrating error messages you can ever deal with.No matter what operating system you are using,It can occur in Windows XP,Vista,and Windows 7.

Sometimes the fix is very simple, while sometimes it’s a complete pain. I met with such problem a few days ago,after searching around the internet  and forums, and get no exact fix for this problem.Having recently dealt with this again,I’d post my thoughts in the hopes that it helps someone else out there.

Here’s how we’ll recover your data. Try each step below, in order, and see if your drive becomes accessible after each step. In my experience, you won’t start seeing results until step 5 or so.

1. Run CHKDSK /R /P from the recovery console (it will typically find no error)
2. run FIXBOOT from recovery console (typically has no result)
3. run FIXMBR from recovery console (typically has no result)
4. Run the manufacturer’s diagnostic utility, downloaded from their website (it will typically find no error)
5. Changing the drives from cable select to Master/Slave may fix it.
6. Replacing the data cable may fix it, but usually not.
7. Setting the BIOS to use defaults may fix it, but usually not.
8. Changing the BIOS drive settings from auto to user-specified, ensuring that LBA is selected may fix it.
9. Pulling the CMOS battery to let the BIOS lose it settings may work.

At this point, you may be feeling some frustration. 🙂

If all that fails, here’s what will usually work:

Ghost your data to a new drive, and use the original one as a slave. It will work. And all of your data will still be accessible. Your computer should boot normally. If it doesn’t, or it there are errors, run the Repair Installation option from your Windows boot CD.

Davy Dane did said that “Most people think this has to be a HD problem but that’s not true. I had this problem when I had a bad VIDEO CARD, RAM, and MODEM before.”I think he’s probably right too. You may aslo need to check your other Hardware too.