11-09-2011 10:51 AM
It seems that switching ports for the other drives did it for me. SSD ist still on SATA0 but I put the HDD on 1 and the DVD on the last port.
interesting...so it's 'fixed'?
11-11-2011 03:42 AM
I have similar problem. Have an 521GB m4 SSD. I could copy on it the entire content (image) of the original hard disk, but when I rebooted, I got the "A disk read error occurred - Press Ctrl-Alt+Del to restart" message. And since then. nothing else but that message.
11-11-2011 06:04 AM - edited 11-11-2011 06:05 AM
After two days of cold and warm boots it appears to be fixed. So I suggest everyone with a similar problem to try shuffling the SATA ports. Deactivating AHCI should also help but that's a pretty hefty performance hit.
11-14-2011 11:02 AM - edited 11-14-2011 11:05 AM
sounds like you don't have the boot loader. you could try hiren's boot cd, and use one of the options like:
11-28-2011 02:16 AM
Thanks. I got Hiren's Boot CD and chose the first option (Boot Windows from disk): windows started seamless and I could use the laptop without any problem, confirming that the SSD is working fine. Unfortunately, without Hiren's Boot CD in the CD drive, the laptop won't reboot. It always gives the same message very quickly: "A disk read error occurred - Press Ctrl-Alt+Del to restart". I tried to use some of Hiren's boot CD options you indicated, including rewriting the MBR, but nothing does it.
12-03-2011 02:22 PM
I finally managed to make it work, by making a new xxclone copy of the original disk and copying over the MBR. Thanks for all your help
06-25-2013 02:36 AM
I thought I would post in this thread as I have started experiencing this very issue.
The boot problem occurs frequently now when it never used to occur before. My SSD is just over 2 years old. How do I get its product details from my computer?
I have prepared myself a copy of Hiren's BootCD for an emergency.
What else can I do in the meantime?
I have no issues with the use of the SSD after my W7 OS has powered up.
The BIOS now does not include the SSD in its boot menu. I find myself having to manually boot from my ASRock BIOS from the Boot Options menu.