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Old 01-16-2006, 12:55 PM   #1
RFoy30
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Disk read error


I tried to boot my PC and it wont boot it tells me:
Disk read error press CTRL+ALT+Del to restart but every time I do it does the same thing?????
Can anyone help me
I am going to reformat (I am a newbie by the way I know very little)
My main thing is that I need to retrieve my documents folder it has some important things in there.
#1 can I fix the error?
#2 can I remove my hard drive and retrieve my documents in another PC?
Thank you
Ronnie
 
Old 01-16-2006, 01:36 PM   #2
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clearly NOT an intro. moved to linux - newbie
 
Old 01-16-2006, 04:12 PM   #3
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you could boot with a live CD such as knoppix and copy your documents to a USB drive or burn them to a CDROM (provided you have 2 CD drives on the machine)
you could put the drive in another linux machine to retrieve the documents, you would have to mount the partition where the documents are located manually.


to repair the error...
what distro were you running ?
 
Old 01-16-2006, 05:15 PM   #4
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Lots of details needed, obviously!

Exactly when do you get a "read error" message, and exactly what does it say?

I do not recommend that you "just blindly reformat," because if your disk-drive just failed you need to know that. And if it did not, then reformatting is going to destroy the stuff you say you want to save.

Exactly ... word for word.
 
Old 01-16-2006, 06:03 PM   #5
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RFoy30... You better follow farslayer suggestion, couse u dont seam to have any boot partition
 
Old 01-17-2006, 08:15 AM   #6
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disk read

First of all I dont have 2 cd drives
when I try to turn the pc on it goes to my logo screen (Gateway) then the screen turns black and it says
"Disk read error"
"Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart"
thats all nothing else
What is a Linux machine??
What is a live cd?
Should I take the PC to a professional and ask them to take my hard drive out to retrieve my stuff first then try to reformat??
 
Old 01-17-2006, 12:45 PM   #7
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[QUOTE=RFoy30]What is a Linux machine??QUOTE]

uhhh... What kind of system are u running???
Couse this is a newbie forum for Linux system.
 
Old 01-17-2006, 01:42 PM   #8
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I would assume that you have a hardware problem with the machine. Take it to a computer repair shop for analysis and servicing. Otherwise, at this point, you're probably seriously wasting your time.
 
  


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