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Old 08-24-2008, 06:08 PM
 
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my evo N610c starts up and you see the compace screen then the next screen states: A disk read error occured- press ctl+Alt+Del to restart.

Help is the hard drive dead?
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Old 08-24-2008, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I was just browsing around, looking for replies to such a problem and saw this. I'd run it past Tek Freek or Mensa Guy first.
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Old 08-24-2008, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Meeami
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Most likely time for a hard drive for you...
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Old 08-25-2008, 11:09 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Good chance you need a hard disk, but get a geek to confirm. If it makes a repeated clicking sound, the disk is probably dead. The operating system sees the hard disk, but actually only sees the contro9ller card, so you get a read error instead of a missing boot device error. It's possible for a repair to be done using the Windows Recovery Console, but I doubt it in the case of a read error/reboot. Find a local geek to confirm.
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Old 08-25-2008, 12:15 PM
 
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June, do you have the Compac disks that should have come with the machine? Can you put a restore disk or install disk into the CD player and reboot? If you can but the system does not read the CD then you'll have to break into the Bios to set the read order to CD first. Tech support will probly walk you through that process.

Understand, you ARE about to lose any (ALL) data you have stored on your hard drive. You may be able to get a technician to attempt some data recovery but it may cost a bit. Unless you have a son-in-law or someone who's a technician.
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Old 08-25-2008, 03:27 PM
 
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Might depend on where the error is.

If you have someone (I am assuming this is a desktop since you didn't tell em and I'm not going to look it up) that can install this drive as a secondary drive in their system, have them do so and run

My Computer>Right-click drive C:>Properties>tools tab>Check Now>Check both boxes>Click OK/Yes

Reboot and let it run at start up. It might fix the error depending on what it is.

I freely admit this is a long shot and there are probably better programs to use for a repair attempt.

If nothing else you might be able to see the drive and pull any data off you want to save.
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Old 08-25-2008, 04:51 PM
 
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The problem here is no access to the hard drive...
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you see the compace screen then the next screen states: A disk read error occured
Therein the suggestion to access BIOS and/or use a boot disk or ultimately try a re-install. If a re-install won't go then it's bye bye hard drive.

There is a device at the techy store that can plug up to a removed hard drive that tries to read it so you can extract data.
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