A disk Read error has occured. Press ctrl+alt+delete to restart

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    A disk Read error has occured. Press ctrl+alt+delete to restart

    I just got a brand new custom built pc. It had w7 home premium before on it, and ran fine. When I put my disc of w7 ultimate, it intsalled and on first boot, just crashed and showed " A disk read error has occured. Press ctrl alt delete to restart"

    I am frustrated, I tried formatting the drives(Partitioned) and they formatted fine. Someone wanna help me?
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    PLEASE!!! Help me guys!! its a brand new pc, just not working now!! Pls help!!
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    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

    Sounds like you have hard disk errors. Use Advanced Boot Options to select Repair Your Computer and get to the System Recovery Options. Then select the command prompt. Do the following:
    chkdsk /r c:
    chkdsk /r d:
    chkdsk /r e:
    chkdsk /r f:
    .etc until you get the message that the volume could not be found. For any drives that do not give the message:
    "Windows has checked the file system and found no problems"
    run chkdsk again as above.

    I realize you may only have one disk show up in Windows explorer, but you may have more than one disk through recovery options. This is because the system creates a hidden boot partition (which will be C: in recovery), you may have a recovery partition for your PC that is hidden (which will be D: in recovery), and you will have your primary Windows partition (which may be E: in recovery). A custom PC will likely have at least C: and D: to scan.
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