So you receive the dreaded "a disk read error occurred. Multiple restarts result in the same error message.
If you put your drive into another computer, or connecting it as a slave on your own computer, it will typically work fine, and no data is missing. Try each step below, in order, and see if your drive becomes accessible after each step.
First, if you encounter this problem, you should open up task manager (control alternate delete).
Check that Football Manager 2013 is not already running as an application. If FM is not running as an application, then look under the 'processes' tab.
The specific reason for the error will be shown in the parenthesis at the end of the error message.
The following fixes will resolve most update and installation errors with Steam.
When I booted it up the next day, I got the error message: However, the BIOS detected the hard drive just fine.
Under the processes tab, you should force quit ALL the which are still running. After you force quit all the fm.exe, you should complete the update, after that, you should be able to run FM.
This is how I solved the problem on WINDOWS XP, so if you are on another OS, I may not be able to help you.
They can be performed with a minimal amount of technical knowledge.
It's always a good first step to make sure that you restart Steam as well as your computer.