A Disk Read Error Ocurred


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Hi all,

Haven't been here for a while, but I'm now without a working laptop.

Bit annoying as this seems to be the 2nd HDD related problem since I bought it back in may 2011. I've never had any HDD related problem before in any other laptop/desktop I've owned.

This morning I've started up the laptop, only to get a black screen showing 'A Disk Read Error Ocurred - Press CTRL-ALT-DLT to reboot'.

So far I've made very little progress to remedy this. I'm currently booting from the Windows disc and attempting to re-install Windows, it's turning out to be a very slow process (in excess of 1hr and it's only just got to 'Copying Windows Files'... Still at 0% too!

Does anyone else have experience with this? Also if there are any PCS Mods lurking about (taking into account I only had the silver warranty), what can PCS do about this? If it seems to be a re-occurring problem surely I shouldn't have to pay out to fix this??

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,