Help! Have Received "A Disk Read Error Occurred" Error Message on Boot?
Have received an unknown error message reporting: "A disk read error occurred. Press "Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart" when you try to restart your PC? However, when trying to press these suggested Ctrl + Alt + Del buttons, also receive the same error warning and find you have fallen into an endless loop? Needlessly to say you can boot this computer as usual or access anything important inside the computer internal hard disk? All right! Do not panic! No matter whether the suggested button pressing method helps you or not, there are indeed practical solutions for people to fix such disk read error issues. Merely read this article carefully and know more related information.
Generally speaking, the computer, like other widely-used electronic devices, does gets such disk read error problems for reasons. Are you really curious about that reasons behind these "a disk read error occurred" problems? OK! No matter what you are thinking about such computer error issues, here are some related reasons for why your PC gets such unfamiliar error problems:
1). Computer hard disk gets problems.
Generally, the related computer "a disk read error occurred" error problems could be caused by completely damaged or incorrectly connected internal hard disk. Honestly, in such cases, only from the names of these computer error problems, "a disk read error occurred" error problems, many people could naturally guess whether such computer issues do associate with the computer hard disks. Have you also had such guesses? OK! No more guessing! That is absolutely right. Why? In most cases, when people receive the related "a disk read error occurred" error messages, they do finally find their computer performs normally after they do change another good internal hard disk or rightly plunging their original hard disk to the PC again.
Hence, go check whether your computer hard disk is rightly attached there and also see whether the plugged internal hard disk is still workable as before.
2). Computer gets no bootable hard disk.
Have you check the first bootable device in BIOS boot item list before rebooting? In fact, in some cases, the computer disk read error problems also could happen since computer read wrong bootable hard disk. In order to let your PC boot as it often goes, you’d better set the right bootable device as the first boot item in BIOS interface. Hence, do not rush to do anything else and go check whether you do set the right device to boot your computer.
3). Computer operating system gets problems.
Such related computer disk read error issues also could be aroused by computer operating system problems. Why? Even when your computer internal hard disk is in perfect state, if your PC operating system is lost, deleted or damaged somehow, the computer also can not automatically read the needed information and boot as usual. Therefore, also go check your computer OS as well.
4).Other related computer causes.
Therefore are also other reasons that can bring people related "a disk read error occurred" problems, like virus attacking, damaged computer motherboard and even more.
Even though such computer "a disk read error occurred" problems could happen to people because of many reasons, that doesn’t mean you do have no solution to fix them. Hence, do not feel depressing and go check the following methods to reboot and use your PC as you wish:
1). Make sure your internal hard disk is connected rightly.
In daily use, even when your computer internal hard disk is completely in perfect state, you also can encounter such computer disk read error problem, especially when your internal hard disk is not rightly connected to your PC motherboard. Therefore, in order to fix similar computer problems, the first thing you are supposed to do is to check whether your hard disk is plugged correctly there. What you are supposed to do is only safely unplug this internal hard disk, clean the connection parts of your hard disk and computer motherboard, and reconnect it to the same motherboard part or another connection part to take chances. Of course, if you do have extra USB hard disk connection cable/adaptor, you also can go give it a try.
If the internal hard disk could be read functionally there and never gives such read error again, it must be some problems with your hard disk connections. Do connect it correctly next time.
2). Make sure your internal hard disk is not completely corrupted.
Of course, as you’ve read above, such computer "a disk read error occurred" problems are also possible to be caused by seriously corrupted internal hard disk. Therefore, the next thing you are supposed to do is to check the state your installed internal hard disk. Merely performing check disk on this hard disk and see whether there are some bad sectors or other physical damages. Of course, if the CHKDSK or other disk diagnosing software could help repair this hard disk successfully, it is great. But, if the hard disk is mechanically damaged and also cannot be fixed, also do not feel disappointing and go buy a qualified internal hard disk to instead this old one for your PC.
3). Make sure you’ve choose the right device as the first boot item.
Of course, if your computer disk read error is not aroused by computer internal hard disk problems, they are also possible to happen since you do choose the wrong bootable item in BIOS. For example, you do have install only one internal hard disk that loads computer operating system and set another hard disk or removable hard disk, USB flash drive or external CD/DVD as the first boot item in BIOS, when trying to boot your PC, it is absolutely a must thing to encounter such "a disk read error occurred" problem. Hence, go open your PC BIOS during booting and check whether you have set the first boot item correctly. And then, reboot your PC to see whether it properly start up.
4). Make sure your computer operating system is installed and updated well.
In some cases, when your computer operating system is deleted, damaged or outdated, people also are able to receive such "a disk read error occurred" error messages. Therefore, it is also necessary to check the state of your installed Windows operating system. Go check whether there are some related essential files and folders deleted, lost or corrupted. Check whether your computer operating system is installed or reinstalled rightly. Check whether your computer operating system is updated timely, etc. Just make sure your computer OS is installed and running functionally there.
Of course, there are also other reasons and solutions related to similar computer "a disk read error occurred" problems. Go consult some professional PC repairing agencies or shops when you do fix nothing after trying all the methods mentioned above.
* Back up important data to another hard disk or storage device before checking internal hard disk or unplugging your internal hard disk.
* Recover lost computer hard disk data with hard disk data recovery software after mistaken deletion, format, improper disk extraction or more related hard disk data loss troubles.
* Press Del or F2 button to reset or update your BIOS during PC booting.
*Reinstall your PC operating system when you do find your OS is completely corrupted or crashed.
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