Cannot boot Hard Drive. Disk Read Error Press Ctrl-Alt-Del to restart
Posted on 2007-09-30
I have a Samsung 80gb HDD Model SP0802N That will not boot any more. If I attach it as a slave drive it works fine. I have run all diagnostics from the manufacturer, windows and more. Every time I try to boot from it as master it gives the error: Disk Read Error Press Ctrl-Alt-Del to restart. The partition is Active and it's Windows XP Professional SP2. I have entered the recovery console and ran Fixboot and FixMBR to no avail. I even went as far as to do a windows XP repair. Windows Saves all the files then on first reboot I get that error again. I am stumped. Is it a virus? I dont have a lot of money to spend so any free suggestions would be greatly appreciated.