Question by Rae: Windows 7 “Disk Read Error”?
I know this is fairly common, but none of the previous solutions have worked for me. The PC is an Acer Aspire 7741Z with Windows 7 Home Premium. When the PC is turned on it immediately says “A disk read error has occurred press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart. Obviously, that only does the same thing over and over. Alt f10 renders a similar error, “HDD recovery validation failed! Press any key to continue.”
Also, f8 does absolutely nothing! Nothing loads and nothing happens. I can go to f12, but it doesn’t seem to help either. It gives 4 options:
1. IDE 0: WDC WD1200BEVS-22USTO-(S1) – when run only goes right back to the disk error
2. IDE CD/DVD: MATSHITADVD-RAM UJ890AS-(S
3. Network Boot: MBA v12.2.2 Slot 0200
both 1 & 2 render similar results – they both say “operating system not found”
f2 isn’t anymore helpful, it contains: “info”, “main”, “security”, “boot” and “exit” tabs, and I have tried all sorts of different options there. I have reset it all to defaults, changed the SATA mode, switched the boot orders… I don’t know what else to do.
I cannot get to the start menu, or anywhere to write anything in so I haven’t been able to try anything like that yet. Does anyone have any ideas on what to do to fix this problem?
I created a recovery CD, but it doesn’t do anything either, since everything seems to lead back to the disk read error.
Any suggestions? Thanks in advance to everyone that helps!
Answer by justbovski
Take it to a computer store get them to fix it.
They will use something like hirens on it to determine what’s wrong with the HDD.
What do you think? Answer below!