Disc read error occured

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Hello,

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 that is currently running Vista. When I boot up the computer it reads "A disk read error occured, press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart" and every time I restart it, it says the same thing.
What can I do?

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This looks like a hard disk failure. You will probably need to replace the hard disk and re-install Windows.

Does the F10 key work to get the Dell diagnostic screen? Try to press F10 right after you turn on the laptop.

Good Luck