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Windows 7: Serious problem: A disk read error occurred

20 Feb 2011   #61
Jay10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I would proceed with file retrieval using the two methods posted first, as running the Drive Fitness test always risks data loss on a failing or ailing HD when it moves data off to repair.

I have not had data loss in the dozen or so times HD repair extended scan repaired failing drives, however I have had a few suffer total failure during these repairs.

Your HD diagnostics/repair regimen should also include Disk Check run from System Recovery Options' Command Line: System Recovery Options
Alright, will continue with the file retrieving process tomorrow (it's in the middle of the night over here). Can you elaborate on how to use the Rescue Kit?
After that I will try to repair the HD. Thanks for the advice


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20 Feb 2011   #62
gregrocker

 

Boot into Rescue CD, choose File Transfer Wizard, then copy out your files to DVD, external, or another HD.


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21 Feb 2011   #63
Jay10

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Boot into Rescue CD, choose File Transfer Wizard, then copy out your files to DVD, external, or another HD.
Thanks. I just downloaded the Rescue Kit and it's an exe file. Do I open it or should I just burn/write image to a cd using Infra Recorder?
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21 Feb 2011   #64
gregrocker

 

Run the .exe as Admin, do the quick free registration.

It will unpack the ISO to burn to OD at slowest speed, or browse to saved file with ImgBurn to burn to CD at 4x speed with Verify.
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21 Feb 2011   #65
Jay10

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Run the .exe as Admin, do the quick free registration.

It will unpack the ISO to burn to OD at slowest speed, or browse to saved file with ImgBurn to burn to CD at 4x speed with Verify.
I'm sitting at a computer with Windows XP. How do I run it as administrator? When I right click on the file, it just says "Run as...".

Why do I have to burn it exactly at 4x speed with Verify?
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21 Feb 2011   #66
gregrocker

 

I'd just use the burner built into the .exe file application, set to Slowest speed.

No need to Run As Admin in XP.
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21 Feb 2011   #67
Jay10

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I'd just use the burner built into the .exe file application, set to Slowest speed.

No need to Run As Admin in XP.
Alright, I just did that. So now I will put it in to my laptop.
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21 Feb 2011   #68
Jay10

Windows 7
 
 

I chose normal mode and then File Transfer.

Under the source column the following appeared:

/(Root dir)
/MyComputer (my computer)
/mnt (Mounted resources)
/mnt/disk (Local disks)
/media (Removable disks)
SCSI CD/DVD (HL-DT-S DVDRAM GT 31N)
C:\ (NTFS, 0 on Disk 0) (PQSERVICE)
D:\ (NTFS, 1 on Disk 0) (UFSD disk - SYSTEM)
E:\ (NTFS. 2 on Disk 0) (UFSD disk - Acer)

What do I choose now?



EDIT:

This is silly. I chose the last one, but I can't select the "Users" folder, because every time I scroll down, the bar goes up again, making it completely impossible to choose the folder where all my files are.
What can I do to solve this problem?
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21 Feb 2011   #69
gregrocker

 

Try using the down arrow then Enter instead of mouse which may lack functionality on booted CD.

If this fails, try the other method using the WIn7 REpair CD:
System Repair Disc - Create
Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
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26 Feb 2011   #70
Jay10

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Try using the down arrow then Enter instead of mouse which may lack functionality on booted CD.

If this fails, try the other method using the WIn7 REpair CD:
System Repair Disc - Create
Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
I managed to get it to work after a while, so all my files have safely been copied to my external hard drive, which I'm of course extremely delighted with

A minor problem seems to have occurred though. After I had copied all my files, I used Acer's e-recovery to delete the entire harddrive and restore it to default.
It worked perfectly and my laptop is basically as good as new.... BUT every time I turn it on, a lot of text appears on the screen.

It says something about a disk file check/run and that it will start running the check/run if I don't press a button within 10 seconds.

The first text is a really long (file?) name, where the word "volume" is included.


Lower down it says:

File system type: NTFS

Disk unit name: System Reserved.


What is it, and how do I get rid of it? It's quite annoying that it turns up every time I turn my laptop on. I've tried letting it run the check and after it's done, my laptop basically freezes.

I should probably mention that the two sentences above written in italics have been translated by me, as English is not my first language so the text on my laptop is in my native language. Therefore, it might have been written differently in "English" computers.
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