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Old January 7th 09, 02:13 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
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Default A Disk Read Error Occurred

On Wed, 7 Jan 2009 00:59:46 -0000, "Gerry" wrote:

John

Is your version of Windows XP 32 bit or 64 bit?


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  #32  
Old January 7th 09, 02:13 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
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Default A Disk Read Error Occurred

On Wed, 7 Jan 2009 00:59:46 -0000, "Gerry" wrote:

John

Is your version of Windows XP 32 bit or 64 bit?


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  #33  
Old January 7th 09, 02:51 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
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Default A Disk Read Error Occurred

On Tue, 6 Jan 2009 16:10:39 -0600, "Unknown" wrote:

Be aware, Intel indicates there is a latter BIOS update for your board.
9/9/2008


Where? I couldn't find it.

Further tests I am currently doing seem to indicate there may be a problem with the BIOS

Even though I'm a bit apprehensive to do it, perhasps I'll flash the BIOS with the newer version.
(I did it once before - successfully - on another computer.)
BTW: If I screw up totally on flashing the BIOS, I understand that my computer is then only useful
as an anchor.
Is that true, or can some part be replaced?
I think I understand that the BIOS is software, but in which piece of hardware is it located?

Thanks for your insight!
__________________________________
johnn
__________________________________
"God is dead"
- Nietzsche (1844-1935)
"Nietzsche is dead"
- God
  #34  
Old January 7th 09, 02:51 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
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Default A Disk Read Error Occurred

On Tue, 6 Jan 2009 16:10:39 -0600, "Unknown" wrote:

Be aware, Intel indicates there is a latter BIOS update for your board.
9/9/2008


Where? I couldn't find it.

Further tests I am currently doing seem to indicate there may be a problem with the BIOS

Even though I'm a bit apprehensive to do it, perhasps I'll flash the BIOS with the newer version.
(I did it once before - successfully - on another computer.)
BTW: If I screw up totally on flashing the BIOS, I understand that my computer is then only useful
as an anchor.
Is that true, or can some part be replaced?
I think I understand that the BIOS is software, but in which piece of hardware is it located?

Thanks for your insight!
__________________________________
johnn
__________________________________
"God is dead"
- Nietzsche (1844-1935)
"Nietzsche is dead"
- God
  #35  
Old January 7th 09, 04:00 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
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Default A Disk Read Error Occurred

Go to www.intel,com click on work, support, key in you board ID (DG35EC)
and go from there.
Flashing your BIOS is very simple and safe. You download the update which is
written to a floppy.
Then you boot up with the floppy inserted and the BIOS will be updated.
Of course you save the floppy. The BIOS is a small module of memory mounted
on the mother board.
The memory is kept (not lost) by a small battery on the board
If you believe it to be a BIOS problem, can you call the manufacturer tech
support and ask for guidance?
I.E. any setting affecting coming out of migration..
"johnn" wrote in message
...
On Tue, 6 Jan 2009 16:10:39 -0600, "Unknown" wrote:

Be aware, Intel indicates there is a latter BIOS update for your board.
9/9/2008


Where? I couldn't find it.

Further tests I am currently doing seem to indicate there may be a problem
with the BIOS

Even though I'm a bit apprehensive to do it, perhasps I'll flash the BIOS
with the newer version.
(I did it once before - successfully - on another computer.)
BTW: If I screw up totally on flashing the BIOS, I understand that my
computer is then only useful
as an anchor.
Is that true, or can some part be replaced?
I think I understand that the BIOS is software, but in which piece of
hardware is it located?

Thanks for your insight!
__________________________________
johnn
__________________________________
"God is dead"
- Nietzsche (1844-1935)
"Nietzsche is dead"
- God



  #36  
Old January 7th 09, 04:00 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
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Default A Disk Read Error Occurred

Go to www.intel,com click on work, support, key in you board ID (DG35EC)
and go from there.
Flashing your BIOS is very simple and safe. You download the update which is
written to a floppy.
Then you boot up with the floppy inserted and the BIOS will be updated.
Of course you save the floppy. The BIOS is a small module of memory mounted
on the mother board.
The memory is kept (not lost) by a small battery on the board
If you believe it to be a BIOS problem, can you call the manufacturer tech
support and ask for guidance?
I.E. any setting affecting coming out of migration..
"johnn" wrote in message
...
On Tue, 6 Jan 2009 16:10:39 -0600, "Unknown" wrote:

Be aware, Intel indicates there is a latter BIOS update for your board.
9/9/2008


Where? I couldn't find it.

Further tests I am currently doing seem to indicate there may be a problem
with the BIOS

Even though I'm a bit apprehensive to do it, perhasps I'll flash the BIOS
with the newer version.
(I did it once before - successfully - on another computer.)
BTW: If I screw up totally on flashing the BIOS, I understand that my
computer is then only useful
as an anchor.
Is that true, or can some part be replaced?
I think I understand that the BIOS is software, but in which piece of
hardware is it located?

Thanks for your insight!
__________________________________
johnn
__________________________________
"God is dead"
- Nietzsche (1844-1935)
"Nietzsche is dead"
- God



  #37  
Old January 10th 09, 03:18 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
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Default A Disk Read Error Occurred - The Sequel

Well, this is a bit anti-climatic, I think, but the problem is (partially) fixed.

The firm where I bought the computer felt there was possibly a problem with the hard drive.
They offered to replace it gladly if I would bring in the computer.
I wasn't keen on dropping it off, and having it sit on the shelf till they can "have a look at it",
perhaps a week or two later (you know - service departments are always too busy).
Also, I was not convinced there was any problem with the drive, since I did several surface scans,
and nothing showed up.
To make a long story short (if I can) I felt it was a BIOS problem. I started looking in that
direction.
What I found was this: In the BIOS, I can choose from two options:
1: Load Optimal Defaults, and
2. Load Custom Defaults.
When I loaded Optimal Defaults, the "A Disk Read Error Occurred" message appeared on wake-up from
hibernation.
When I loaded Custom Defaults, and then disabled "Boot from Network", the trouble did *not* happen.

Problem solved!!! ???????
Well, it seemed that way, until I allowed the computer to go into hibernation with a network drive
loaded.
Then, on resume, it tells me (surprise!): "A Disk Read Error Occurred. Press CTRL ALT DEL to
restart"

However, I don't use a network drive that often, so I think I'll rest my weary brains now.

Why did/does this happen only on wake-up from hibernation, and not on "normal" boot-up? Beats
me!!!

Anyway: That's all, folks! I think I learned something!
A sincere "thank you" to all who offered help and suggestions!

__________________________________
johnn
__________________________________
"God is dead"
- Nietzsche (1844-1935)
"Nietzsche is dead"
- God
  #38  
Old January 10th 09, 03:18 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
johnn[_2_]
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Posts: 87
Default A Disk Read Error Occurred - The Sequel

Well, this is a bit anti-climatic, I think, but the problem is (partially) fixed.

The firm where I bought the computer felt there was possibly a problem with the hard drive.
They offered to replace it gladly if I would bring in the computer.
I wasn't keen on dropping it off, and having it sit on the shelf till they can "have a look at it",
perhaps a week or two later (you know - service departments are always too busy).
Also, I was not convinced there was any problem with the drive, since I did several surface scans,
and nothing showed up.
To make a long story short (if I can) I felt it was a BIOS problem. I started looking in that
direction.
What I found was this: In the BIOS, I can choose from two options:
1: Load Optimal Defaults, and
2. Load Custom Defaults.
When I loaded Optimal Defaults, the "A Disk Read Error Occurred" message appeared on wake-up from
hibernation.
When I loaded Custom Defaults, and then disabled "Boot from Network", the trouble did *not* happen.

Problem solved!!! ???????
Well, it seemed that way, until I allowed the computer to go into hibernation with a network drive
loaded.
Then, on resume, it tells me (surprise!): "A Disk Read Error Occurred. Press CTRL ALT DEL to
restart"

However, I don't use a network drive that often, so I think I'll rest my weary brains now.

Why did/does this happen only on wake-up from hibernation, and not on "normal" boot-up? Beats
me!!!

Anyway: That's all, folks! I think I learned something!
A sincere "thank you" to all who offered help and suggestions!

__________________________________
johnn
__________________________________
"God is dead"
- Nietzsche (1844-1935)
"Nietzsche is dead"
- God
  #39  
Old January 10th 09, 04:33 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Gerry
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Default A Disk Read Error Occurred - The Sequel

johnn

Is the computer a Desktop or Laptop?

What are the Power Option settings -Start, Control Panel, Power Options?

--



Hope this helps.

Gerry
~~~~
FCA
Stourport, England
Enquire, plan and execute
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
johnn wrote:
Well, this is a bit anti-climatic, I think, but the problem is
(partially) fixed.

The firm where I bought the computer felt there was possibly a
problem with the hard drive.
They offered to replace it gladly if I would bring in the computer.
I wasn't keen on dropping it off, and having it sit on the shelf
till they can "have a look at it", perhaps a week or two later (you
know - service departments are always too busy).
Also, I was not convinced there was any problem with the drive, since
I did several surface scans, and nothing showed up.
To make a long story short (if I can) I felt it was a BIOS problem.
I started looking in that direction.
What I found was this: In the BIOS, I can choose from two options:
1: Load Optimal Defaults, and
2. Load Custom Defaults.
When I loaded Optimal Defaults, the "A Disk Read Error Occurred"
message appeared on wake-up from hibernation.
When I loaded Custom Defaults, and then disabled "Boot from Network",
the trouble did *not* happen.

Problem solved!!! ???????
Well, it seemed that way, until I allowed the computer to go into
hibernation with a network drive loaded.
Then, on resume, it tells me (surprise!): "A Disk Read Error
Occurred. Press CTRL ALT DEL to restart"

However, I don't use a network drive that often, so I think I'll rest
my weary brains now.

Why did/does this happen only on wake-up from hibernation, and not
on "normal" boot-up? Beats me!!!

Anyway: That's all, folks! I think I learned something!
A sincere "thank you" to all who offered help and suggestions!

__________________________________
johnn
__________________________________
"God is dead"
- Nietzsche (1844-1935)
"Nietzsche is dead"
- God



  #40  
Old January 10th 09, 04:33 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Gerry
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Posts: 9,437
Default A Disk Read Error Occurred - The Sequel

johnn

Is the computer a Desktop or Laptop?

What are the Power Option settings -Start, Control Panel, Power Options?

--



Hope this helps.

Gerry
~~~~
FCA
Stourport, England
Enquire, plan and execute
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
johnn wrote:
Well, this is a bit anti-climatic, I think, but the problem is
(partially) fixed.

The firm where I bought the computer felt there was possibly a
problem with the hard drive.
They offered to replace it gladly if I would bring in the computer.
I wasn't keen on dropping it off, and having it sit on the shelf
till they can "have a look at it", perhaps a week or two later (you
know - service departments are always too busy).
Also, I was not convinced there was any problem with the drive, since
I did several surface scans, and nothing showed up.
To make a long story short (if I can) I felt it was a BIOS problem.
I started looking in that direction.
What I found was this: In the BIOS, I can choose from two options:
1: Load Optimal Defaults, and
2. Load Custom Defaults.
When I loaded Optimal Defaults, the "A Disk Read Error Occurred"
message appeared on wake-up from hibernation.
When I loaded Custom Defaults, and then disabled "Boot from Network",
the trouble did *not* happen.

Problem solved!!! ???????
Well, it seemed that way, until I allowed the computer to go into
hibernation with a network drive loaded.
Then, on resume, it tells me (surprise!): "A Disk Read Error
Occurred. Press CTRL ALT DEL to restart"

However, I don't use a network drive that often, so I think I'll rest
my weary brains now.

Why did/does this happen only on wake-up from hibernation, and not
on "normal" boot-up? Beats me!!!

Anyway: That's all, folks! I think I learned something!
A sincere "thank you" to all who offered help and suggestions!

__________________________________
johnn
__________________________________
"God is dead"
- Nietzsche (1844-1935)
"Nietzsche is dead"
- God



  #41  
Old January 10th 09, 04:58 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
johnn[_2_]
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Default A Disk Read Error Occurred - The Sequel

On Sat, 10 Jan 2009 16:33:29 -0000, "Gerry" wrote:

johnn

Is the computer a Desktop or Laptop?

What are the Power Option settings -Start, Control Panel, Power Options?


Most details about the computer, and things that were tried are in the original thread "A Disk Read
Error Occurred " which you participated in.
__________________________________
johnn
__________________________________
"God is dead"
- Nietzsche (1844-1935)
"Nietzsche is dead"
- God
  #42  
Old January 10th 09, 04:58 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
johnn[_2_]
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Default A Disk Read Error Occurred - The Sequel

On Sat, 10 Jan 2009 16:33:29 -0000, "Gerry" wrote:

johnn

Is the computer a Desktop or Laptop?

What are the Power Option settings -Start, Control Panel, Power Options?


Most details about the computer, and things that were tried are in the original thread "A Disk Read
Error Occurred " which you participated in.
__________________________________
johnn
__________________________________
"God is dead"
- Nietzsche (1844-1935)
"Nietzsche is dead"
- God
  #43  
Old January 10th 09, 06:08 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
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Default A Disk Read Error Occurred - The Sequel

johnn

In Outlook Express and in Google your last post is part of the original
thread.
http://snipurl.com/9r6yp [groups_google_com]

I have these questions before but your answer has not appeared. I have
just rechecked Google (31 posts) and cannot see your reply.

--



Hope this helps.

Gerry
~~~~
FCA
Stourport, England
Enquire, plan and execute
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


johnn wrote:
On Sat, 10 Jan 2009 16:33:29 -0000, "Gerry" wrote:

johnn

Is the computer a Desktop or Laptop?

What are the Power Option settings -Start, Control Panel, Power
Options?


Most details about the computer, and things that were tried are in
the original thread "A Disk Read Error Occurred " which you
participated in. __________________________________
johnn
__________________________________
"God is dead"
- Nietzsche (1844-1935)
"Nietzsche is dead"
- God



  #44  
Old January 10th 09, 06:08 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Gerry
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Posts: 9,437
Default A Disk Read Error Occurred - The Sequel

johnn

In Outlook Express and in Google your last post is part of the original
thread.
http://snipurl.com/9r6yp [groups_google_com]

I have these questions before but your answer has not appeared. I have
just rechecked Google (31 posts) and cannot see your reply.

--



Hope this helps.

Gerry
~~~~
FCA
Stourport, England
Enquire, plan and execute
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


johnn wrote:
On Sat, 10 Jan 2009 16:33:29 -0000, "Gerry" wrote:

johnn

Is the computer a Desktop or Laptop?

What are the Power Option settings -Start, Control Panel, Power
Options?


Most details about the computer, and things that were tried are in
the original thread "A Disk Read Error Occurred " which you
participated in. __________________________________
johnn
__________________________________
"God is dead"
- Nietzsche (1844-1935)
"Nietzsche is dead"
- God



  #45  
Old January 10th 09, 06:51 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
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Default A Disk Read Error Occurred - The Sequel

On Sat, 10 Jan 2009 18:08:59 -0000, "Gerry" wrote:

johnn

In Outlook Express and in Google your last post is part of the original
thread.
http://snipurl.com/9r6yp [groups_google_com]

I have these questions before but your answer has not appeared. I have
just rechecked Google (31 posts) and cannot see your reply.


Sorry, Gerry:
The "original post" I referred to was entitled "A Disk Read Error Occurred".
There are 27 entries, four of them by yourself.
I probably should have called it the "original thread" rather 'original post". My error!

My computer is a desk-top, with more hard drive space than I'll ever need, and more RAM than is
recommended.

My power option settings (which I changed several times, just to try things) call for hibernation
mode after 15 minutes.

(BTW: I subscribe to a news reader (usenet server) Astraweb.com and use Free Agent to read and post
entries.)
__________________________________
johnn
__________________________________
"God is dead"
- Nietzsche (1844-1935)
"Nietzsche is dead"
- God
 




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