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to resolve this for good. Unless you want to take on the responsibility of a incorrect bios setting, stay out of the computers bios.History - I have lived through some of the worst disk losses. In fact it will take several times. Hope this helps someone else. http://techkumar.com/windows-server/windows-server-2003-virtual-disk-service-error.html

If you can boot to a plain WinPE DVD, you should be able to edit the BOOT.INI file. S Reports: · Posted 4 years ago Top Lighthouse Posts: 13598 This post has been reported. Posts 13,478 1. "Is there just one or are there two partitions on the relevant hard drive?" (a) Right now there is only the one 15GB partition. The solution I was able to find that for sure works is to simply pop in the XP CD and boot to recovery console. https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/c6ec37a1-4ab3-4f7b-b079-f132ca4ae078/a-disk-read-error-occurred-press-ctrlaltdel-to-restart-after-wds-image-deployment?forum=winserversetup

However, I may have figured out how to of solved this. So, I tried pressing another Key and I then got this: "OS Missing". Reply With Quote 10-02-2009,11:41 AM #14 Sylvander View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries View Articles Enthusiastic Amateur Join Date Mar 2002 Location west Lothian, Scotland. Reports: · Posted 4 years ago Top 1 2 Next » Topic Closed This topic has been closed to new replies.

just that same message. I experienced this problem on a brand new Hitachi drive in an HP laptop, as I was going through a new XP installation. They come in sizes from 32, 64, 128, and 256 GB. Helping a neighbor.

Would also be nice to know what whet wrong so it wont happen again. Sign In   Sign In Remember me Not recommended on shared computers Sign in anonymously Sign In Forgot your password? Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (0) Collapse - Possible fix by pauros / May 7, 2010 3:53 PM PDT In reply to: A disk read error occurred. http://www.veritas.com/docs/000008561 The fact that the floppy booted the system OK implies that a corrupt MFT was not a cause of any problem since it exists within the boundaries of the booted partition

Email Address (Optional) Your feedback has been submitted successfully! His Windows disk includes SP2 [my error previously to say he had no SP's included]. Useful links I stumbled across during this http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en/whshardware/thread/56336660-c262-4e84-8714-641163759b47 Anyway, I'm listing this as RESOLVED. I just want to personally thank you for helping and for all the suggestions.

  • Copy your files back to the original disk.
  • Press CTRL-ALT-DEL to restart When I Boot My System It Shows The Message Disk Read Check Error.
  • In this case, the only thing I remember doing prior was uninstalling AOL and PokerStars software that a friend loaded.* I tried the recovery console via my Windows XP CD.
  • Shocking.
  • but no i would not give up so i put the drive bak in the external case searched for the system32 folder.....it was gone looked harder.....
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Used my mbrtool+mbrwork bootable floppy to dump the MBR info to mbrtool.dmp. http://blogs.msmvps.com/steveb/2007/01/19/a-disk-read-error-occurred-press-ctrl-alt-del-to-restart-not-what-i-wanted-to-see-tonight/ Hi GS, thanks for your time. I think I must have a really bad batch of sata cables. Reply With Quote 10-01-2009,05:34 AM #12 Sylvander View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries View Articles Enthusiastic Amateur Join Date Mar 2002 Location west Lothian, Scotland.

Boot priority I've tried all combinations of CD-ROM, Floppy, SATA HDD (OS) nothing helps there. this content The sad part about giving this information is that usually by the time you looked for it you were not prepared for what happened and you have gone through a lot Would a repair with that cause the loss of the SP's? But then it seemed to be the only [sensible = 15GB partition] one that could be used [Number 2 was only 12GB]... [But yet it was 7 sectors too small =

I flashed the BIOS, then reinstalled the previous registry and all the files. Thank You! If there is any read/write malfunction going on in that area you can attempt to replace it any number of times and it probably wont "stick". http://techkumar.com/windows-server/windows-server-2003-vpn-error-800.html Thinking it may be an issue with the port 0 drive, I removed this and tried again.

You should be able to move them around different SATA connections just fine 1 person likes this Share this post Link to post Share on other sites antispam246 1 0 Visa/MC/Paypal accepted. If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. If that worked it would suggest the existing HDD [HDD1] is somehow at fault.

That seemed to go well, although there's still a window displaying right after completion of boot referring to... %System Root%\System32\shell32.dll Need to fix that, but don't know how[fix the Windows path

Thought it may be worth mentioning anyway Would not think it would give problems if you did as it said in what ever guide you found. It took a couple of runs to get all but 1 file copied. [Space short, so excluded the 6GB of "Restore Point" files] I excluded that [un-needed] file from future comparisons, Successfully establishing the VPN connection I then started a command session in Vista on my Tablet PC running as administrator. I have now partitioned the disc to a 90gb HD as primary C: drive {I'm only using about 75gb}and a 59gb HD secondary drive.

If I remember, there were problems of not enough space to take all of the folders/files during the process, so deleted the [6GB of] "Restore-point" files from the set being used Worked for days and days (18 hours collectively) trying every trick i could think of to resolve the issue. so its deffinetly a bug in the system!!!!! check over here By comparison Flash Drives double that.

Reply With Quote 10-02-2009,12:05 PM #15 Paul Komski View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries Visit Homepage View Articles Chicken-head-eating GeekModerator Join Date Oct 2001 Location N of the S I've tried various combinations with and without new hard disks, still same error. Toshiba would have had many instances of this happening, and would simply replace the disk. Using the NetBIOS name of the server I was able to do a remote restart of the SBS box.

b) If you cannot boot the same setup directly from the hard drive then the BIOS cannot or is not effectively communicating with the PBS of the system partition. So I tried to use eraser to erase it, but that didn't work.