"A Disk Read Error Occured. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart"

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  1. hom3lesshom3boy

    hom3lesshom3boy New Member

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    So I just built a brand new tower and right now I'm in the process of installing the OS. I'm installing Windows XP x64 w/ SP2. I'm at the blue installation screen, waiting for that yellow bar to hit 100%.
    The first time I tried, I waited around 'til 50% and then went to sleep. When I woke up, it said that "A Disk Read Error Occured. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart". I did that, and now I'm in the process of trying a second time.

    I don't hear my hard drive clicking, but I can feel it spinning. I've plugged in the SATA power cord and data cord properly.

    Specs are:
    GA-EP35-DS3R mobo
    E7300 processor
    BFG 9600GT GPU
    CRUCIAL BALLISTIX 2X2GB
    OCZ 600W PSU
    I don't remember the exact model of my HDD, and I can't check because it's installing right now. It's a Samsung 1TB HDD, though.

    So can anyone help me out if the "A Disk Read Error Occurred. press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart" error, if it comes up again?
     
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    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    Maybe your DVD ROM drive or the XP disc itself is causing the issue?
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Did you partition the drive?
    Did you format it with NTFS?
     
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    hom3lesshom3boy New Member

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    i don't think so. the dvd drive probably functions normally, since it can at least boot the disc.
     
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    hom3lesshom3boy New Member

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    is that some sort of hidden extra step or something? i see approximately 95 gigs of unpartitioned space that is in the process of being partitioned right now. NTFS, and not the quick way
     
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    btw 49% guys
     
  7. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Okay - so you have 95 gigs of unpartitioned space, but your drive is 1000 gigs. Where's the other 905 gigs?
     
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    LOL i meant 995 gigs, or something like that.

    but it fixed itself, strangely enough. i just gave it a second go and it works.

    thanks for everything again, OT
     

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