disk read error occurred in installing xp

January 17, 2013 at 00:54:59
Specs: Windows XP, dual core
I am having the same ordeal with my laptop acer. IT ALL STARTED when i attempted to reformat or reinstall xp. It says disk read error occurred everytime i turn on the laptop. nothing else shows but that. my technician tried to reinstall various OS but no success. He told me to dispose my laptop already... I AM NOT CONVINCED TO dispose it, because i can sense it might be a hardware failure. am i right? please help

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January 17, 2013 at 01:18:54
Well is it the hard disk or the install disk that is producing the read errors?

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January 17, 2013 at 01:21:15
It does seem to be a coincidence that this happened when you tried to reformat. I guess the question is, why did you do that? Was it because you were having problems like this?

Anyway, it sounds as if your technician doesn't know his job. A replacement hard disk (assuming that is the problem) is much cheaper than a replacement laptop. Did he explain what he thought the problem was; did he test the hard disk in another computer and determine that the fault lay elsewhere? If so, he should have explained to you what the problem was rather than just telling you to dispose of the laptop. If not, that was silly advice.

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January 17, 2013 at 05:43:30
"disk read error"

If you successfully formatted the drive but didn't successfully install Windows, there's nothing on the HDD to read. Or it could be your HDD has failed.

Is your system able to boot off a CD?

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January 17, 2013 at 07:10:09
You need a new hard drive, if it was giving you a disk read error on boot up, it is the hard disk. Sometimes the cd rom is having trouble reading a cd, but I suspect from what you say, this is not the cd rom. Make and ISO from seatool dos, and test the hard drive, a short and long generic test, if either fails, it's all over for that drive.


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January 17, 2013 at 09:20:20
"am having the same ordeal"

Same as what?
We have no idea what that means unless you either tell us or give a link.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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