Windows 7/ Acer Aspire/ Sata/ Disk Read Error Occured/recovery Not Working?Oct 23, 2011
On my Acer I am getting the message A disk read error occurred
Press Ctl+Alt+Del to restart
I have done this and the same message comes back up ??
On my Acer I am getting the message A disk read error occurred
Press Ctl+Alt+Del to restart
I have done this and the same message comes back up ??
I have been using Windows 7 7100 for about a month or so now. I was using my computer like usual, nothing out of the ordinary, when it started running very slowly. I rebooted the machine, and got this message:
DISK FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK THEN PRESS ENTER.
I did that, and got this:
"Windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer.
This error can be caused by unplugging a removable storage device such as an external USB drive while the device is in use, or by faulty hardware such as a hard drive or CD-ROM drive that is failing. Make sure any removable storage is properly connected and then restart your computer.
If you continue to receive this error message, contact the hardware manufacturer.
Info: An unexpected I/O error has occurred. "
After that, I went on to run startup repair. I fixed it, went on to using my computer until the same thing happened again. I did the same process I did above, but the power went out while it was repairing, and the computer shut off. When I started it up again, I got:
A Disk Read Error Has Occurred.
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart.
I can't get past this point. I would really love to save the data I have on there. Is there anything I can do to fix this problem?
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How can I know if this is hardware defect or recently Windows apply patch/update that make it cannot boot from USB anymore ?
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