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

hom3lesshom3boy

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Jan 11, 2005
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NorCal
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?
 

asdfbunk

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OT Supporter
Aug 12, 2005
30,277
Maybe your DVD ROM drive or the XP disc itself is causing the issue?
 
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hom3lesshom3boy

hom3lesshom3boy

Active Member
Jan 11, 2005
2,219
NorCal
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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