Disk Read Error: Press Ctrl Alt Del to Restart

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by InfernoX, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. InfernoX

    InfernoX Guest

    I get that message ( in the title) when trying to boot windows. This
    happened to me earlier today and I used system restore to get back to
    the desktop, but after about 5 minutes the OS started lagging out and I
    restarted, and upon restart I got the error again. I'm trying system
    restore again and I'm gonna try to run chkdsk, but I wonder if anyone
    else has any ideas as to how I could fix this? I really don't want to
    format, I just finished reinstalling, customizing and tweaking the hell
    out of vista yesterday and I really don't want to do all that again.
     
    InfernoX, Dec 7, 2008
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    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi,

    You may have a failing hard drive. Download and run a manufacturer's
    diagnostic tool to confirm this. Backup critical data now.
     
    Rick Rogers, Dec 7, 2008
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