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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-04-2005, 12:41 AM Thread Starter
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New Computer: Disk Read Error

fuck me running, these damn Athlon64s keep giving me problems.

so i went and bought an MSI motherboard, and was going to reuse my vid card, HD, and ram.

so i keep getting this Disk Read Error, everytime i load the OS onto my hard drive.

i get it on different HD aswell, and i've tried different IDE cables, different source disks, and optical drives.


<-- a little upset.

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-04-2005, 06:56 AM
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Damn man that sucks I don't know what to tell you except get another copy of xp and try it out.

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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-04-2005, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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i've tried two different "known good" copies of windows. 1 xp pro, 1 xp pro sp2.
fuck fuck fuck.

my p4 never gave me this much b.s.

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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-04-2005, 12:01 PM
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Hey Man,
Nuttin' wrong with Athlons. Understand, I don't favor, Intel, AMD, Nvidia, ATI...etc I just go with the best at the time and for my needs. It is likely you are just having some bad luck. It really seems that you've done some good troubleshooting already.

With that said, is there any other errors? At what point during the install does this happen? Do you get POST? Any beeps come from the machine?

Got another machine to try those CDs on? You could also swap hardware to that other machine. If all the drives (CD and HDD) and cables test out fine, you'll know it is a mobo problem.

Also, has it ever worked?

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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-04-2005, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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I'm normally somewhat capable of troubleshooting my own gear, but this computer is being a cockwhore.

i've used both Windows Cds in the past month, with zero ill effects, the optical drives were working when i stopped using them 2 months ago, the HD, same scenario.

the rounded IDE cables were suspect, so i replaced them with fresh ribbons, same problem.

It will post, but when it tries to boot into the operating system, i get

Disk Read Error

Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete to restart.

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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-04-2005, 12:49 PM
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Here are two articles with some babble that might spring some ideas. Careful with some of the obvious snake oil solutions...

http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/cont...ic/19004/?o=80

http://www.daniweb.com/techtalkforum...ead.php?t=9140

Does the BIOS see the drives? Other then needing to do the F6 thing to use a RAID controller driver or something, I'm perplexed on what the problem can be. No real jumper settings and all that these days.

Post up a fix if you figure it out. (Other then gettin' an Intel board. )

Take care

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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-04-2005, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
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lol, i was just at that hardwareanalyst.com thread.


i didn't see anything that sparked a fire, but i'm waiting on MSI to return my calls.

Micro Center's "tech support" is a joke.

so i call the 800 number, and the guy says, well, you are running a raid pair right, becuase that board has IDE raid controllers, so it won't work stand alone.

i said, that's not true, because even if i did have an array, what would i do about a slave storage drive.

he said, "oh, well, that's all my database says."

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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-04-2005, 02:09 PM
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haha, did he at least speak clear english? Interested to see if it is a hardware problem for sure, or if some software voodoo is required. How long on the return/exchange?

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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-04-2005, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
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i just bought the stuff yesterday, so i have 14 days.

I hate returning this stuff, i wish the shit would just work.

yeah, he spoke english well enough, he was just a moron.

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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-05-2005, 10:41 AM
 
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windows boot

Someone correct me if I'm wrong; If you loaded Windows XP (whatever version) on your computer It embeds on the disk the existing BIOS. In other words, if you decide to change out your MB or HD you will get a Disk Read Error. If you have a licensed OS copy, you need to contact Microsoft to enable you to install the OS on another MB and/or HD.
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I don't believe that is true at all. I'd be really screwed if it were.

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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-05-2005, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
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Update: New Mobo, same problems.

anybody have any bright ideas? Because i'm about to fucking thrash this thing.

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post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-06-2005, 12:47 AM
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just let me know if u want to try the windows 2000 cd tommorow.
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post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-06-2005, 09:25 AM
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I'd guesstimate it could be a driver thing when trying to load XP. Hit f6 over and over when the xp install starts and trying loading the drivers that came with the mobo. One shouuld have the controller drivers you need. That is my best guess.

Take care,

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post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-06-2005, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
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i don't have the mobo drivers on floppy, and it shouldn't be necessary, i've used this exact mobo a few months ago, and it didn't need that.


Fuckin' Aye

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post #18 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-07-2005, 10:25 AM
 
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Hey i had thiss ame problem last week with acomputer i was building. What i did was go in through dos and deleated all old partitions (ALL) then i recreated all the partitions. Of course you then reboot, format them ........ you should know the drill.Itmakes it so theHD is pretty much brand new and will wrk. Well it atleast worked for me but you know computers, they just ignorant.
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