ive tried F11 but it still goes to "a disk read error occurred press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart" and if i do restart, it will say the same. & i downloaded the recovery manager from HPs website onto both a disc & USB. i turned my laptop on put the disc in and then restart it and my laptop would hum like it usually does when theres a disc in but it came up with the same message, ive tried this more then a few times and it still doesnt work. then i tried the same with the USB but of course it still doesnt work. please hellp!
how to fix "a disk read error occured" on HP pavilion, windows vista 64-bit?(6 posts)
With a passion, I hate HP.
I don't think your machine is booting from the dvd
For the moment, forget usb
Boot into the bios and tell it there to 1st boot cd/dvd. And ensure the drive is showing (please confirm this)
Edit. Try cleaning the laser with a bit of isopropyl on a cotton bud.
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