I have an Aspire 3 yrs od where I got the message "A disk read error occurred. Press ctrl+alt+dl to restart". It had been running really slow and then the next morning it wouldn't boot up and I got this message. So it goes through this on and on like a loop. I am told to use alt f10 when I see the Acer logo at startup, but when I do it, it either ignores my alt f10 or it gives me a blinking cursor and then the disk read error message. Am I up the creek? Is the hard drive toast? I know just enough about this stuff to get by, but thishs me clueless. Any ideas?