A Disk Read Error Occurred, How to Fix?

I was just using my computer and editing my files, and then the computer just went black. Then it keeps saying, 'A disk read error occurred, Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart'. I have tried this and changed a different port for my SATA cables, but it doesn't work. I just can't boot up my Windows now. Is there any way to fix this successfully? Thanks in advance!

Best Answered by

Oliver· Answered on Jan 05, 2024

You can fix "A disk read error occurred" with professional software - EaseUS Partition Master Professional.

Various reasons can cause this problem. For example, incorrect BIOS settings, disk corruption or overheating, bad sectors, corrupted RAM, etc. First, you should check if the peripherals like RAM, hard drive, and SATA cables are securely inserted. If they are all correctly installed, the problem is caused inside. To resolve internal problems, I recommend a powerful third-party tool, EaseUS Partition Master Professional. It provides multiple features to help you deal with startup issues.

Free Download 

Windows 11/10/8/7100% Secure

You should first create a bootable USB drive or CD/DVD on a working computer. After that, restart the corrupted computer from the bootable media and run EaseUS Partition Master.

Step 1. Insert your USB drive or CD/DVD into a computer that can boot normally and launch EaseUS Partition Master.

Step 2. Go to "Bootable Media > Create bootable media" and select your USB drive/CD/DVD. Then, click "Create".

Step 3. Insert the bootable drive into your computer that needs repair. Power up the computer and hold "F2/Del" to enter the BIOS. Then, set your computer to boot from the bootable drive and press "F10" to exit.

Step 4. Restart the computer and run EaseUS Partition Master.

Step 5. Navigate to "Toolkit > Boot Repair". Select the corrupted system and click "Repair". Hit "OK" after the process.

After the process, set in BIOS to boot from the original drive and restart your computer.

Boot Repair can fix most of the issues, including corrupted system files and issues with bootloader installation or configuration. EaseUS Partition Master also provides a feature that allows you to rebuild MBR if the Master Boot Record is missing or damaged. For more details on this startup issue, you can read the article below.

Related Article: Top 7 Ways To Fix A Disk Read Error Occurred in Windows 10/8/7

People Also Ask

Why Won't My PC Turn On or Restart Just Black Screen

Are you facing the frustrating situation of your PC refusing to turn on? You may ask: Why won't my PC turn on, and how do I fix it? Calm down. This post will walk you through an efficient solution.


Apr 18, 2024

Why My Cloned SSD Not Detected on Windows 10 and How Can I Fix the Boot Issue

Can your cloned SSD or cloned hard drive boot smoothly? This short page focuses on the cloned SSD not detected issue and helps explain the reasons behind the issue.


Apr 18, 2024

Why My Computer No Longer Boots After Converting from MBR to GPT?

Some users found their computers no longer boot after converting from MBR to GPT. We will explain why this happens and teach you how to solve this problem successfully.


Apr 18, 2024

Why Won't My Asus Eee PC Boot Up?

If you are facing the issue that the Asus Eee PC is unable to start up and there are boot errors on the screen, you are in the right place. In this post, we will answer your question, 'Why won't my Asus Eee PC boot up?' and how to resolve the issue. 


Apr 18, 2024

How to Fix a Dell Computer that Says Error Loading Operating System?

Have you received the error message saying 'Error loading operating system'? It is a common problem that many users have encountered. To help you deal with that, this article presents you with a comprehensive guide on 'how to fix a Dell computer that says error loading operating system'.


Jan 05, 2024

Windows Won't Load When I Install Second NVMe SSD, How to Fix

Why Windows won't load when I install second NVMe SSD? This short page figures out the reasons behind this issue and teaches you how to fix this error.


Apr 18, 2024