The message I get when I go to sign on is:  A disk read error occurred  Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart. When I do this it just keeps coming back to that screen. What can I do to solve this problem? Well, please read this post for help.

What the message “A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart” implies?

“A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart” is an error alert which displays on your desktop when your computer is infected some Trojan virus. It is a pernicious root-kit leading your computer to a chaotic condition. When PC users get such Trojan virus infection, their antivirus scan continually send out a message “A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart”. Even they have tried Norton Recovery, and Power Eraser, or more other program but neither worked. Apparently from the other threats, it requires much more than users can do on their own. In usual there are tree ways for Trojan virus infecting your computer. Trojan virus may be along with some other legit normal software. When you download the legit program, you may also download the virus. Or This Trojan may lurk in some links or websites, when you click or visit them, you can get a chance to be infected by it incautiously. There is one direct route for virus infection. That is when users use there external device to transfer something. They may get that virus from other machines. But no matter in what way you get infected, the virus will finally damage your computer system until you can’t use it any more. The infection process can be progressive. From one file to more and from one disk to another. The key point is that your antivirus is useless for this “A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart”. It can block the functions of the antivirus removing it. So manual way becomes necessary. Before your computer system is destroyed, you’d better get it our from your computer as soon as possible.

To make your computer healthy, Live Chat with YooSecurity Expert Now, or you can follow the manual removal guide below to get your problem fixed. (For advanced computer users)

A disk read error occurred press Ctrl Alt Del to restart ScreenShot

Key sentences to judge if your computer has been infected this Trojan virus

A. Your computer is something not normal as usual such as running very slowly.

B. When you open the Task Manager, you can find some strange progress which you never found before.

C. Some of your computer functions are unavailable or some normal legal program can’t run or there are unusual conditions of them.

D. It always constantly happens that your system has errors somewhere.

E. Lately, your computer system will be totally destroyed.

Best Way to Remove “A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart” virus & Manual Removal Step by Step
Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC. Open the Windows Task Manager.
If that didn’t work, try another way. Press the Start button and click on the Run option. This will start the Run tool. Type in taskmgr and press OK. This should start the Windows Task Manager

Step 2: Within the Windows Task Manager click on the Processes tab. Find the process by name. random.exe. Then scroll the list to find required process. Select it with your mouse or keyboard and click on the End Process button. This will kill the process.

Step 3: Delete malicious registry entries.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\random
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\run\ random

Step 4: Remove malicious files of this Trojan

Video of Key Steps on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry:

As what you can see, “A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart” virus is really a very horrible virus which can finally destroy your computer system. And please don’t consider auto delete method since there is no such anti-virus can really remove “A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart” alert virus completely. Don’t download free software to take a chance. This can only waste your time and bring in much more viruses. All the instructions above are prepared for those who have much computer knowledge and are familiar with this kind for virus. Before you start to do the removal work, please consider it seriously. On the other hand, all the instructions above aim at the common infection situation. As for this Trojan virus, there are many variables according to different computers. What’s worse, as time goes by, “A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart” virus may start its variation. Just like what is mentioned above, this virus infection is a cascaded infection. The related files may be changed. Unless you have much knowledge about this virus, it’s very hard for you to do the removal work.

Note:If you failed to remove this virus with the method above, please consult YooSecurity certified professionals to remove it completely.

Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on June 6, 2013 4:01 am

12 responses to “Fix “A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart” Problem”

  1. fred l. says:

    This error occured to my dell laptop, what will i do? I cant open the task manager o start option, error occured still there even i press cntl alt delete, , please advise

    • Cyndz says:

      So annoying – I have the same problem. I can only get into the set up utility, not even DOS

  2. meir says:

    today I format my computer , I install windows server on my computer , after
    the installation , I format again and install Win 7 I turn off my computer,
    and I receive the error message , I put my help disk , I upload mini windows xp , bat I don’t succeed to do a check disk , I dont see the file on my task bar and my regedit … like in this explanation in this from.
    I don’t know what is the problem .

    Tomorrow i take my hard disk to my work – I work in a computers company
    and I will update , what exactly the problem .

    best regard

  3. Omi says:

    plz give solution for disk read error occureD

  4. Les says:

    I have the exact same problem.
    I have changed every piece of hardware except CPU and Motherboard.
    Real puzzle!!

  5. Yohanes says:

    how can i open task manager? when i can’t booting my windows. i use dual booting, ubuntu and windows7. but i can’t open my windows7 because i have error message like that.

  6. jingkhulets says:

    how can i open task manager if i cant open the windows ???? pleas help … i need to fix this pc as soon as possible …please help me to fix this disk error occured …. 🙁

  7. er deepesh says:

    same problem today comming in my inspiron 5010 laptop am try to get start and diagnose the system bt it”s going shutdown and in test short drive error and given drive test fiail… so am going to chk same process if it will sucess then i will tell you

  8. er deepesh says:

    same issue have goin on ….can anyone tell how we can reach task manager .
    after using ctl+alt+del again same thing come
    A read disk error occorred
    press ctl+alt+delete for restart .

    again i have a try to press crtl+shift+esc bt nothing happen .
    how can i restart me system properly or how can i start task manager ?
    am trying to again reload a setup of window bt system goin not pick cd drive and goin to shutdown.

    it’s problem of cd rom or hard disk?
    if other any solution then please mail me ..on

  9. usama ch says:

    hi to all !!
    i hav the solution for this probb
    1st try disconnecting cables wires and battery !! all thing that are conected to your pc even battery and try reconnecting hard disk after 2 or 3 hours restart the computer if turns on greatttt !!! if not try 2nd option
    2nd is boot your pc with seatools u need a blank cd or dvd -r and burn it with img burn to isoo !! and boot form cd dvd !!! gud luck !!

  10. jona says:

    but my computer brings that when it is just starting so pressing “ctrl+alt+del’ or “ctrl+shift+esc” does not bring the task bar.what can i do in this condition?please help?

  11. dE says:

    Oh, you Microsoft morons (along with the commenting Bill Gates does above)! This unknown Windows error occurs cause of a Boot failure, the OS didn’t start, leave alone GUI components (straight away)!!

    You Microsoft fools know nothing other than clicking buttons!

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