Disk Read Error

Posted on 2007-10-19
Last Modified: 2008-06-13
Hi Everyone,
I have a Dell Latitude D600 laptop, when I turn it on, it gives me an error message :
"A disk read error occurred-press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart".
Besides replacing a new hard drive, anyone please help me if you have a better ideas.  Thanks.
Question by:h_lambuu
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    It is good to start with testing as WallID said above.

    You might also press F12 to test system during start up. Reseat memory, drive, etc.
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    Is your hard disk initializable I mean does it start with BIOS or not if yes then boot with a windows startup disk and do either a scan disk or if you do not want the data on it then format it

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