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leeingleton leeingleton is offline
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Default dell mini 10 a disk read error occurred - 04-12-2011, 09:33 PM


my netbook says the message

a disk read error occurred...i restart but the same happen..

what can i do? please help.

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Cool 04-12-2011, 09:40 PM

sounds like your boot sector (MBR) on the hard drive has become corrupted...could be from a pending/existing hard drive failure or even a virus that overwrote the boot sector, hard to tell from might have to reload the OS, I am guessing its Windows, there are guides on the forum here to reload Windows from a USB flashdrive if it comes to that

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Default 04-14-2011, 07:06 PM

totally agree with rrfranczak3. Ur partition table is corrupted, u have 2 options : install all Os again or maybe could be a hard drive failure. If is the case the only solution is new one.

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Default 04-14-2011, 09:21 PM

IF your mini came with XP it has a special program on the restore disk that sometimes can repair the boot sector. If you have the restore disk try booting from it and running the repair program. Worth a shot if you have it. fdalbor

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