Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Errors at start-up

15 Oct 2009   #1

Errors at start-up


Since a couple of days I am getting:

Unexpected I/O error at start-up
Hard disk read failure at start-up

Sometimes I can repair with the installation DVD, sometimes that fails as well, but next time windows will boot normally.

I actually doubt it's an harddisk harware problem... Could there be another reason? I have the feeling this started after I got the problem of having
CHKDSK running at most of star-up's, which i "solved" by disabling chkdsk (which never found any error anyway...)

Any idea?


My System SpecsSystem Spec

15 Oct 2009   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Hi diodorus

Check all your the cables.

May be replace HD.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Oct 2009   #3


Your ARE having a hardware failure.

Drive Controller, drive, cabling, or power.

Replace the drive. Did the problem go away? If yes, bad drive. Else, replace the cabling/power. Did the problem go away?

If not, replace the power - either by rail or PSU.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

15 Oct 2009   #4


I unplugged and replugged the sata cables (harddisk and br-rom) (to different mobo sata port), and so far (a couple of reboots) I haven't had any more issues.

However, maybe it's still too early to draw conclusions. I will keep posting updates here: until then... thanks!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Errors at start-up

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads for2: Errors at start-up
Thread Forum
Weird Start-Up Errors General Discussion
W7 will not start, various errors General Discussion
BSOD Errors 0X00000019, 1A, 50, F4, 24 Does not start windows BSOD Help and Support
Numerous BSOD errors, now just minutes after start up. BSOD Help and Support
Errors after I start programs (corrupted disk) Performance & Maintenance
Where do I start? So many errors.. BSOD Help and Support
Help please... two script errors just after start up BSOD Help and Support

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:04 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33