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Windows 7: Getting Disk Read Error message when powered on

24 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Basic 32 bit
Getting Disk Read Error message when powered on

When i switch on Lap, it shows "Disk Read Error occured.Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to restart."
I restarted but again it shows the same.
Since few days dint shut down the lap properly.Is that the reason for getting this?How to proceed?Kindly suggest!

Thanks in advance!

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24 Jan 2014   #2

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1

You will need a Windows Installation Disk or System Repair Disk to do this.

Boot to the Disk, choose your language > Next > and then choose "Repair My Computer" > select the "Use REcovery Tools..." option > Next > Click on the "Command Prompt" option.

Then type: " chkdsk C: /r " and the ENTER

Let that run and see if it repairs the errors.
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26 Jan 2014   #3

Windows 10 Pro

Disk read error message typically means the hard drive is failing.

Do the above as suggested,

Do you have your data backed up?
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26 Jan 2014   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Raymond a year ago. Just have a look at it. 8 Solutions to Troubleshoot A disk read error occurred. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart Error ? Raymond.CC

May be one out of the eight will help you nail it.:)
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