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a disc read error occurred

stevenram

FPCH Member
Joined
Mar 2, 2008
Messages
5
#1
well i am not a happy chappy and not very bright when problems arive,this is my latest and now i am on another computer to try and sort this out...without loosing all my important docs.
anyone help me please...i instsalled a game from ea sports last night and succesfully played the game.i then turned off my computer and restarted it again today for me to get a a disc read error occurred ...i cannot use the windows disc to repair as this is not recognised i cannot start the computer in safe mode by pressing f8 basically i cant do anything...please advise...
 

Tony D

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Malvern, PA (USA)
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#2
wow - you may be in a pickle. If you can, I suggest that you pull the hard drive and put it on another machine to backup your files before doing anything else.
 

Tony D

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#4
yup - you're in a tough spot. In another forum, I heard that HDDRegenerator might be able to help. I'm not all that familiar with it so I'm hoping that others will voice an opinion.
 

shrimply

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Jan 5, 2008
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457
Location
Galashiels, Scottish Borders
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Beginner
Operating System
Windows Vista - Home Premium
#6
Dunno if this will help or not, but we had a problem with our hard drive a week or so ago. It turns out the hard drive was completely broken. We had been able to access it and rescue our files using the Ubuntu Live CD though so maybe that would be worth a try.

I am sure there are better/more technical ways of doing it though.
 
W

Wolfeymole

#11
Is the drive recognised in the bios at all Steve?
If not make sure it securely connected then have another look.
If it's still not showing then my money is on it being good for a paperweight.
 
Joined
Mar 14, 2008
Messages
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#12
hi, dose your pc/laptop boot in to windows?? in device manager dose it see the cd-rom/ dvd-rw?? or is there a yellow? over it/at the side of the drive??