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Windows 7: A disk read error occurred

27 Oct 2009   #1
tek

windows 7
 
 
A disk read error occurred

Please help me. I tried to make a small 7gb partition on a separate drive and it worked fine. I had already had this drive which is a 1tb drive partitioned as follows: 500bg and 500gb. So I booted using my xp disk and it part. and when it restarted I got the following: "a disk read error occurred. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart".

Now I can't install xp because it won't find the 7gb partition on restart and I no longer can boot into win7. I tried running win7 startup repair but it says:
"startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically."

The first line of the problem signature is StartupRepairOffline.

I need your help please help me fix this.


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27 Oct 2009   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

tek - You need to use a 3rd party partition manager to see what is going on.

Ivox - It can be used for non- destructive partitioning .

It's free and has an installer and a separate bootable disc.


Free Download Partition Wizard
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27 Oct 2009   #3
tek

windows 7
 
 

siw2 so this will work even if I can't boot into windows? Thanks for the help I will let you know what happens.
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27 Oct 2009   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You should be able to boot the PW boot disc that you download and have a look at the drive.

Best tell us what it says before you try anything. If you have a digital camera - take a shot of what PW shows and post it up.

When you boot the disc you make - it will ask about screen resolution - on your keyboard make sure NUM LOCK is on - then press 1 , then press Enter.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html
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