Disk read error?

By duffguy
Jul 7, 2009
  1. So me and my friend recently bought a Western Digital 160gb hard drive for his old computer. It has been working fine for about 3 weeks and then he tells me gets a error. The error happens right after you start up the computer after it shows the bios stuff. It says " Disk Read Error Press ctrl alt del to Restart " Or something like that and you hear a beep from the computer too. How do i fix this problem? Do i need to get a new hard drive for him? Please help.

    I don't know much specs about his computer but i know it was a old Compaq Presario.( About 4 years old ) and he has

    Intel Pentium 4 processor
    ATI Radeon 9550 256mb
    1 Gb Corsair value select Ram
  2. snowchick7669

    snowchick7669 TS Maniac Posts: 660

    I would suggest running the Western Digital Data Lifeguard Tool on your hard drive to test for bad sectors. It is a free download from here.
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