A disk read error occurred.

Posted on 2011-03-09
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hello Experts,

I am trying to solve an issue with windows 2003. while booting it says "A disk read error occurred".
I guess its a boot sector issue so tried running Bootsect.exe /nt52 /mbr but still no luck.

The server is hosted on a Hypervisor and there is no way to Boot using CD / ISO.
If needed we can access the boot disk from any other computer using Iscsi.
Requesting your valuable suggastions.

Thank you.

Question by:subhashchy
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Expert Comment

ID: 35088354
What hypervisor platform are you using?

Author Comment

ID: 35088394
Thank you for your response
Its our Internal Hypervisor based on Cloud. I am 200 % sure there is no option to use any ISO.


Accepted Solution

subhashchy earned 0 total points
ID: 35119675
I was able to figure out this problem. It Happens due to corrupted BOOT Sector.
I ran below command ..

bootsect.exe /nt60 E: /mbr /force

Bootsect.exe can be found in boot folder in any win7 or win2k8 installtion DVD..


Author Closing Comment

ID: 35154574
figured out By trying bootsect.exe

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