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Disk read error press ctrl+alt+del to restart

By maddy04
Dec 30, 2011
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  1. when I start my Dell laptop Inspiron 1720, I get an error "Disk read error, press ctrl+alt+del to restart".
    I tried formatting the harddisk using Windows 7 installation disk but am unable to do it.
    Kindly reply as soon as possible.
     
  2. Modena

    Modena TS Enthusiast Posts: 142

    Sounds like you have a dead Hard Drive, you'll need to replace it.
     

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