Er, black screen of death? Help Burt if you can!?

Shared to crosstalk in the hopes someone can help! (Burt, didn't Jezebel tell you they'd require your black-screen-of-death BLOOD in exchange for mainpage moneyz? SUE NICK DENTON. Problem solved!)

My only advice would be to do a clean reinstall of your OS, because that doesn't sound good. :(

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" A disk read error occurred press ctrl alt del to restart"

Sorry to bug y'all, but is anyone out there good with the inner workings of the computers? I have a laptop I'm trying to bring back to life. I don't care about saving anything that might be on it. Every time I try and start it up, it just goes to this sad, black screen that says:

"A disk read error occurred press ctrl alt del to restart."

Any help appreciated. I have a little money to put into repairing it, if you have any idea of what might need to be replaced. Anyone who wants to share this to the other forums on here who could maybe help, it would be really appreciated.

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