Hard Drive Failure

Sony / Pcg-v505ax
April 27, 2010 at 20:27:21
Specs: Windows XP
On my computer after installing windows xp, it boots and a screen appears, saying "error reading disk occurred". What do i have to do to fix it. Everything is working fine, its just that.

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#1
April 27, 2010 at 20:44:04
Do you mean that the system boots OK after this message?

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#2
April 27, 2010 at 21:03:48
More information needed. System specs. Why are you installing Xp? Is it for the first time or a reinstall? What was the problem that led to a reinstall? Is this a new drive, a problem one, or not? Did you own/use it before, or did you purchase a rebuild/scrapped machine? Etc., etc., etc.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
April 28, 2010 at 05:39:40
It is a Sony Vaio
Model Number: PCG-V505AX
I am installing windows Xp because i bought a new hardrive. The reason why i am installing windows with a new hardrive is because my last hardrive did not work. And the computer was used, but everything seems to work fine, its just then whenever I insert the Windows XP home edition OS on the computer, it loads up to windows setup and then it goes to a screen that says if i want to install windows, do a repair or exit out by pressing F3. I have tried installing windows, it then sends me to a screen that says to create a new partitio, then i click enter to start the procces and it starts formatting the hard drive and then it loads all the folders it needs to the drive, then it finishes and then it tells me to take floppy disk out and that my computer will boot in 15 seconds. I take the os out and my computer boots again and then a black screen says "A disk read error occured". What do i do. I have also tried a repair and it sends me to recovery mode, but i have no idea what to do there, so i just exited out. And the other option as i have already said is simply exit out. I have no more ideas, could someone please help me out, i really need the computer to work.

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#4
April 28, 2010 at 21:42:17
At the point of the reboot, your system was not fully installed, it still needed to reboot to the install CD. I am not sure why it asked you to remove the floppy, unless you had a floppy disk in also. Try reinserting the install CD and restarting but you need to enter your BIOS setting (usually press and hold delete or F1 or F2 depending on your board) in the settings, make sure that your CD drive is first in boot order, press F10 to save and exit, and you should begin where your install left off. If it does not, try to reinstall, but leave the CD in the drive until your system tells you specifically to remove it (it will usually reboot 1 to 3 times first). Do this with only the keyboard and mouse (PS2 type) attached and nothing else. After it is running right, update windows before anything else goes in (maybe more than once), then antivirus, then internet and email settings, then programs and any file transfers.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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