Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 475
  • Last Modified:

Disk Read Error

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.
0
h_lambuu
Asked:
h_lambuu
3 Solutions
 
David WallCommented:
you could try running the diagnostics from the disk manufacturer:
http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm Drive fitness Test
http://www.maxtor.com/en/support/products/index.htm   Maxtor & Quantum
http://www.fcpa.fujitsu.com/support/hard-drives/software_utilities.html#diagnostic Fujitsu
http://www.samsung.com/Products/HardDiskDrive/utilities/shdiag.htm Samsung
http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools/index.html  Seagate
http://support.wdc.com/download/#diagutils        Western Digital
http://www.hgst.com/hdd/support/download.htm#DFT  IBM & Hitachi      

This will tell you if it is the disk and you can go from there
0
 
PUNKYCommented:
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.
0
 
Dr-4NCommented:
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
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now