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How to Fix Hard Drive Errors

July 5, 2017 Jon 22 Comments

If you have been using a computer for some time, you probably lived up to the day when your faithful hard drive begins to fault. Depending on the gravity of its errors, here is an overview of what can go wrong and a short guide on how to fix that.

First, and most common type of errors, are errors in the logical structure of your hard drive. They appear when your hard drive was stopped during a reading or writing operation, and there was no time to reflect the change onto the logical disk maps that describe the continuity of information on your hard drive. In such case, a simple disk scan and repair is enough – the system will remove the ‘orphaned’ parts so you can copy them again properly.

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Step 1. On a PC you might want to use chkdsk or scandisk, the ancient utilities that ship with Windows, or you might opt to drive around the same options on the graphical interface:

Open up an Explorer window. Right-click on the drive appearing to fault. Select “Properties” from the contextual menu. Select the “Tools” tab. Click “Check Now “under “Error-checking”. Select “Scan For” and attempt recovery of bad sectors and automatically fix file system errors.

Step 2. On a Mac you will probably use the “Disk Utility” with the option of verify and repair. Here is the sequence:

From the Finder menu select “Go”, “Utilities” or use the launcher to kick-start the “Disk Utility”. Wait for the application to launch and for all the drives to be identified. Select the drive you suspect to be at fault. Click on “Verify Disk” to get an integrity check, or on “Repair Disk” if you know this is already necessary. Once finished, restart your computer.

Step 3. On Linux, go to “System”, “Administration” then choose “Disk Utility”.

If your hard disk is SMART-enabled – that is, if it’s a modern ATA or SCSI one – you should see its status (like ‘Disk is healthy’) and have access to a SMART data menu. Click on that button to access it. Also, there is “a Check Filesystem” menu option that you can access from the same panel.

Result: Congratulations, you have just learned how to deal with your hard drive errors.
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  1. LeBron James
    July 5, 2017 - 6:40 pm

    my hard drive cant boot windows it worked fine last day which is when i bought it conpletely new from store but now nothin

  2. The GTA Criminal
    July 5, 2017 - 7:21 pm

    My drive doesn't even show up.

  3. BS Vijay Anand
    July 5, 2017 - 8:19 pm

    Anyone aware of a graphical application in Chalet OS Linux to repair bad sectors in hard disk? I don't know/want to use command based! Under Live Mode, in Disks, it shows hard disk is Okay, 305 bad sectors. In My Computer, it shows 0 bytes as capacity, which is actually 500 GB!

  4. Shea Hauck
    July 5, 2017 - 9:16 pm

    can any one tell what a hard disk error 3f1 is?

  5. Tanmay Bhalerao
    July 5, 2017 - 9:44 pm

    how to fix CRC error i try to fix it with chk disk method but it said successful scan no error please help

  6. Enes JWZ
    July 5, 2017 - 10:09 pm

    do you have any suggested programs that can fix disk errors?

  7. Bro Fist
    July 5, 2017 - 11:00 pm

    how to fix A disk read error pls help

  8. Phillip McConnochie
    July 5, 2017 - 11:53 pm

    I can't, If i right click local disk, the properties not showing windows 7, 
    'The properties for this item are unavalible'

  9. jack chen
    July 6, 2017 - 12:15 am

    Thank yuo I try it !

  10. Ahjanae Ashanti
    July 6, 2017 - 12:25 am

    When I press F1 it doesn't do anything, it just stays on the same screen

  11. timeriderx
    July 6, 2017 - 1:24 am

    It's been maybe 15 years since I saved a drive by creating a ghost drive on the first part of a HDD with bad sectors.
    I used fdisk then. I like this solution! It may help to save data..Thank you Ishadi…

  12. Rich Williams
    July 6, 2017 - 2:05 am

    Great video mate thanx, good information, I will try later 🙂

  13. Kaiden Cox
    July 6, 2017 - 2:43 am

    Can I just get a new hard drive and install new windows ?!?!?

  14. UnreaL 虚幻
    July 6, 2017 - 3:19 am

    what if i install new windows for my PC that installation show that my hard disk may fail soon , is that meaning my hard disk can't rescue any more need to buy new one ? or anywhere can fix it

  15. Technology Word
    July 6, 2017 - 3:23 am

    mere system ke hard drive me 3 sector faildhai 1. 05 relocated sector count 35 35 36 10688 faild…… 2nd. (B.E) temp airflow 59 44 45 92794388 faild… and 3rd. (C4) relocated event count 35 35 10688 warning…. but maine aapka instruction folow kiya par unlocated space nhi show kar raha hai mere hard drive me…jisko main cutting kar saku so ab kya kar sakte hai… tell me must fast……..

  16. Anil K*mar
    July 6, 2017 - 3:52 am

    Hi. Even i am facing the same issue.
    whenever i start my PC i will get the SMART message and when i press F1 system wont start.
    when i try to restart hard drive is not detected in BIOS.
    i want to recover my data.
    Please help me.

  17. ambi
    July 6, 2017 - 4:12 am

    what should i do about my pc getting the s.m.a.r.t bad, i deleted some cache files trying to clean my pc and axidentally deleted the readyBoot and can't boot in safe mode or anything

  18. sushil george
    July 6, 2017 - 4:26 am

    "When opening D/E/F, open drive very slowly"
    How does one do this. Move the mouse in slow motion? Or slowly turn the screws of the hard drive steel flap??

  19. sellmaru
    July 6, 2017 - 5:02 am

    Wow Mr. Ishadi! It worked! You got an A plus (A+) for this one hehehe! Excellent job!

  20. Laser Wind
    July 6, 2017 - 5:10 am

    I have an External drive that was :
    Connected to a USB 3.0 HUB ( connected to laptop)
    It was receiving files from a phone that was also connected to the USB 3.0 Hub

    I accidentally unplugged the long USB cable for the External hard drive

    My external hard drive is unable to be Initialized in Disk management.
    According to western Digital ( WD) software, S.M.A.R.T. has failed (it cant access or read the S.m.a.r.t. features)
    I cant use "testdisk" with it.
    Western DIgital is able to find my hard drive's serial number and type but it shows that my hard drive has 0 memory space
    HOWEVER, when i plug my hard drive into Windows 7 Computer, the hard drive is ACCESSIBLE but data transfer is toooooo slow.
    Apparently, all my data is intact/ok, but something is misconfigured?
    my Hard Drive DOES NOT make bad noises( like clicking) EXCEPT one click or two, but then no more clicks. the clicks seem to be from the hard drive being accessed.

    Can you help me with this please ?

  21. TheFunnyKid
    July 6, 2017 - 5:27 am

    I was resetting my pc when my battery died I know I should of plugged it in but I forgot my pc still works perfectly but it's telling me the end is near and I don't have the money to replace my parents are gonna be mad when It dies

  22. *Deleted User*
    July 6, 2017 - 6:03 am

    there's d**n link?

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