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Re: disk read error when installing new OS on S10-2

2010-11-15, 16:13 PM

can you post the disk read error as it is?

 

from what I`ve read the only way to do this is to re-install xp from scratch in english.

there are some ways for vista and later version of windows but for xp, you need to re-install operation system.

some of systems comes with two language support, after installing operation system, windows asks you to select the language but i'm not sure your system has this support. 



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Re: disk read error when installing new OS on S10-2

2010-11-16, 16:12 PM

Sorry I didn`t reply sooner. I didn`t realize this thread had expanded to a second page. Anyway, the error message just says "disk read error. Press ctrl-alt-del to reboot." Nothing more. Also Ctrl-alt-del doesn't work. I have to manually turn the system off. This is becoming very annoying because when I install other programs, even if I select english for the language, they install in Spanish. I`m wondering if I can download a recovery image in English and replace the one on my system?

 

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Re: disk read error when installing new OS on S10-2

2010-11-16, 16:23 PM

you cannot download recovery discs, but you can order.

for the application you installed, you can select language at installation or/and after it you can change it.

 

for disk error issue, check the link below:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/itprovistasetup/thread/db5dbce1-cd93-4588-8901-0635ea7ef27d



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Re: disk read error when installing new OS on S10-2

2011-03-09, 12:01 PM

i've got EXACTLY the same problem (chinese windows...i tried to re-install english xp...)

same problem...

disk read error, press ctlr/alt/del (that does not work indeed!)

...

any help is welcome

...

so far only 1 moderator replied to all your threads....with fairly poor advice i must say (check your hard disk, bad sectors, get recovery disk, get some support.....if you've never had this problem or don't know how to solve, then maybe it's useless to post any crappy useless threads.....)

 

anyway, i'm not making any progress here....but i'm pissed off that lenovo forum can't solve this!

even you call their service, they dont give you answers...

just bought the computer, everything works perfect in CHINESE....but impossible to get the windows XP (even using a correct licence CD, english version...)

i changed the AHCI to compatible as some guys told to do on better forums....but still does not work...

 

thanks for real help

cheers

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Re: disk read error when installing new OS on S10-2

2011-03-09, 13:45 PM
first of all, i'm volunteer here, i don't work for lenovo.
second of all, even if you have the same error message, the problem may be different.

ps: do not forget to order bios boot options after installing windows due to s10 serie doesn't come with dvd rom.
( hdd / cd / etc )

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/itprovistasetup/thread/69109fa0-290e-4d49-9188-a3e392638ee1

maybe, there's something that you may forget to mention it.


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Re: disk read error when installing new OS on S10-2

2011-03-12, 20:39 PM
Check the partition you wanted to install windows on by gparted in linux. Check if boot flag is selected for it. If not, enable it. This probably can help you. Disk read error is shown when no bootable disk is found by bios. It will report it like an empty hard disk. (Of course if you get this message before opening any screen after POST
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