Hard Drive Failure in Windows®
Read on to know more on the hard drive failure issue in Windows
The hard drive is a storage device that stores permanent data like the operating system and program files. Though the data is permanent, you can erase and overwrite the data as per your choice. It contains both optical and magnetic disk, which allows both reading and writing. This hard disk is very important and sensitive component of Windows, therefore it needs to be dealt with utmost care. There can be two types of hard drive failure, software failure as well as physical failure. Vigorous movement of your computer, short circuits etc. may affect the hard drive and finally may end up in hard drive failure. Sometimes corruption in the system files by the attack of virus can also end up in hard drive failure.
Following paragraphs provide information on fixing the hard drive failure issues in Windows:
- Software failure
- Physical Failure
- Things to be kept in mind
Deletion of any files, corruption of system files or virus infections can be the reason for software failure. If the hard drive fails, then it does not allow the operating system to write data on it or to access data from it. In order to fix that issue, you need to use any genuine recovery software. This software does in-depth scan of the hard drive and fix the issues.
Physical failure of the hard drive can occur due to short circuits, vigorous movements of the system or due to any natural disaster. In such cases you need to repair or replace the hard drive. So, always have a back up of the data or else use any recovery tool to get back the information present in the hard drive.
It is essential that you always handle the system in subtle manner so that the system hard drive is not disturbed. It is recommended to use uninterrupted power supply so that fluctuations in the power supply will not affect the hard drive. Before you switch off the power, make it a point to close all the programs and shut down the Windows operating system. You can shut down Windows by clicking 'Start' on the 'Start menu' and pressing the 'Shut Down' button on the bottom-right corner of the pop-up to shut down Windows.
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