Start Up Problem

  lee_robinson1983 22:31 22 May 2008
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Hi all,

I am getting this message when attempting to boot up my pc:

A disk read error has occurred press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

I have just recently replaced my HD after my old one kept getting corrupted data on it.

Any ideas please anyone? Thanks

  skidzy 22:33 22 May 2008

Did you clone this drive or reinstall windows ?

Check your connections !

  lee_robinson1983 22:36 22 May 2008

No didnt clone the drive. When my new HD was formatted Windows XP was installed on. All the connections seem ok although the wires are a bit messy

  woodchip 22:45 22 May 2008

looks like you have some bad memory

  lee_robinson1983 22:50 22 May 2008

Woodchip - Really? I have 2 x 1gb sticks of ram but didnt realise this could be the cause? I was thinking more along the lines of a power problem... although I'm no expert. Have you seen this before caused by memory then? anyone else?

  woodchip 23:01 22 May 2008

Computer is using Memory all the time writing data. But PSU can also be a problem. Try one stick of memory at\a ti8me, in the correct slot acording to you motherboard manual

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