Disk Read Error

By cjmagnum
Jan 17, 2008
  1. OK well my parents computer just went to crap on them and they want me to help find a solution. Heres what it is: When the computer boots it gets a text saying "Disk Read Error: press ctrl+alt+delete", i tried everything i could think of including booting from the windows disk, nothing seems to work. when trying to do a system recovery it says its missing biosinfo. I'm hoping a format isn't needed but if i have no other choice then i will. Please help me, thanks ahead of time
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    Possible CMOS battery issue? Missing BIOS info is what brings this to mind. Is it possible the mobo up and died? Is the PSU stable?
  3. Patrickja2007

    Patrickja2007 TS Rookie Posts: 27

    As Route44 said, possibly CMOS battery issue! Maybe the litium battery is not receiving enough charge. Disconnect your HDD and try to boot from your window disk again to see if you experience any thing of such.

    Were you able to get to the 'setup' at all, to check if the configuration was properly done ?

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