notebook problem

  sandpiper1 17:17 08 Dec 2006

I can only get "a disc read error occured",when i switch on my notebook,so cannot start Windows XP
I can enter the bios ok.
Has anyone some ideas i can try.
My notebook is a Mesh Dynamo.
Many thanks,
Dave Wilson

  FreeCell 20:25 08 Dec 2006

Do you have an emergency boot disc? If so boot from this and run chkdsk c: /f to test your hard drive.

If you don't have a boot disk you may find one at click here.

  Ashrich 23:47 08 Dec 2006

Is your laptop set to boot from the hard disk first ? Do you have a disk in the CD/DVD drive it might be trying to boot from or something plugged into a USB port ? .


  sandpiper1 14:55 10 Dec 2006

Thanks FreeCell and Ashrich.
i booted from emergency boot disc and have since re-installed windows,it was rather nailbiting,but i managed it lol,thanks

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