Acer laptop 'A disk read error occurred'
Had a strange fault on a laptop today which when I first saw it I thought it would only be a quick job but so far I've spent quite a bit of time on it already.
Acer Travelmate 8481 left over from the Olympic legacy.
Fault: not booting with the message 'A disk read error occurred press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart'
Thinking the HD is corrupt I reimaged but the same error so I replaced the HD and reimaged again. Still the same so this time I loaded the setup defaults in the BIOS. No difference still got the same error. Next I swapped the memory and HD from a working laptop. Still the same so now Iím running out of ideas and the only thing left I can think of is to reset the BIOS by removing the battery inside the case which I donít fancy doing.