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Im trying to fix a laptop running xp home edition with this error message, but it just keeps going back to boot up.

Ive searched it on google and read lots of ways to try to fix it but i have some other issues that prevent me from doing the suggestions.

If i insert a windows xp disc and re-boot i get ...loading cd then nothing (i have set the bios to cd-rom first boot device).
I have a seperate recovery panel cd but the same thing happens.
The laptop doesnt have a floppy drive.

I think ive covered all the obvious things to try but now im proper stuck.

I did manage to get a hard drive utility to load and it checked the drive for errors but found no problem.

Any ideas?

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Paul
 

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Re: Error - Disk read error press alt, ctrl, del

i think proving the HDD is the culprit try using a different hdd and boot from that. if that works then you A) need to format or zero the disk then format
or B) buy a new hdd. this does seem to be hardware with the information you have given,

can you tell us what happened to cause this problem
 

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Re: Error - Disk read error press alt, ctrl, del

I have run a hd utility which which checked all the sectors and reported no problems, also would a faulty hd prevent the cd-rom from booting up a windows xp dics?

Unfortunatly the user cant offer any help into how the problem came about.

I'll take the hd out and slave it on my desktop and see what i get.

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