window xp error loading operating system

August 20, 2011 at 11:29:54
Specs: Windows xp
when i open my desktop, i get " a disk read error occurred"
press ctrl+alt+del to restart

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#1
August 20, 2011 at 12:37:42
put your windows xp disc in the computer and reboot, you might be able to fix it like this or you might need to reinstall the operating system.

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#2
August 20, 2011 at 13:52:23
i tried that but it doesn't stat up windows,,,,just repeats original errer message

mike


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#3
August 20, 2011 at 14:58:57
When your computer starts up, you should see the logo of whoever the manufacturer is. There should also be something along the lines of "Press <F-key> for boot menu" or "Press <F-key> for boot options>. Press the one that applies to your system (usually F2, F9, or F10). This will give you the option to select your boot device. Scroll down and select your CD drive, and press enter. This will boot you into the Windows Install disk. Make sure to run a repair install first. We don't want to wipe everything. Just see if we can repair it.

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#4
August 22, 2011 at 04:55:34
thanks tom,,,that worked

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