Problems & Solutions IT A disk read error occurred If you see this .

A disk read error occurred

A disk read error occurred

If you see this: “A disk read error occurred”

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Check / Replace Cables

Although I haven’t seen SATA cables fail (but obviously they can), faulty IDE cables can sometimes cause issues such as read or write errors on hard drives as well as optical burners. If you have spare cables, you can replace them, or unplug the current cables, inspect for damage, and then reconnect them if OK. Also try different SATA or IDE ports if you can as there is a possibility of a damaged port.

If you get the disk read error after installing a new drive, make sure the hard drive is on the master connector (end of the cable) and if you can, set the hard drive jumper to master instead of cable select. Also try without a secondary (slave) device attached to the same cable if there is

SATA cables

SATA Power cables

IDE cables

If you again see this screen ..Try repair a sectors on your hdd or See on your Bios if bios not detect hard drive. You have a broken hard disk you have so much Bad Sectors and you must replay your hard disk with a new hard disk.
If your cable is ok and bios see hard disk and you do not have a bad sectors .. your windows is down and Repair your windows (OS) and this is it
If you see this on your laptop. Just check in bios .. If here is okey.Try with hdd regenerator for bad sectors.. If it’s all right. Remains repair your window (OS) .

Ivan: Ivan is author of He has experience with gaming and that's why he's always the first to know about problems and solutions. He also has a job at the local PC service store as a professional, with years of experience. He shows interest in hardware, and he's passionate about football. Also he's addicted to playing PES.

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  • Hello. Please Ivan I need your help. I have this problem, but doesn't how to proceed. I have looked in the BIOS and have identified a hard drive. I have a Toshiba mini NB505

    The hard drive recognized is: TOSHIBA MK3275GSX-(S1) I haven't make any psysical modification so I guess that should be recognized.
    A snow globe fell in my keyboard while using. Doesn't broke but, the hit was a little hard. I think this was the cause. Anyway Can you help me please I dont know what to do. I don't really need the machine, but the files on it. I have like 100gb that I need to recover. Please Ivan. can you guide me?

    • I Need more details about your problem, it may be a more problems
      1. Only the dislocated from the slot of the disc should only be removed and put back again.
      2. Mechanical damage .. depends on what kind of the damage wholesale or retail
      3. And if not too mechanically damaged data can be back.
      Data can be return if you connected on another computer HDD as a second HDD or USB enclosure for external hard drive ..
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