Quick Fix for 'Windows Detected a Hard Disk Problem'

If you are seeing this error, it means that there are issues with your disk. The possible causes and potential solutions are explained in this article.

  1. Damaged system files

This can occur due to uninstalling a program incompletely or deleting important system data. Improper shutting down of the system due to power loss or any other reason may also cause corruption in system files. This will result in damage to the files that the system needs in order to work properly.

  1. Virus attacks

Sure, antivirus software removes the malware from your system. But it cannot undo the damage that the virus has caused. If the virus has caused damaged to important files on the drive, your hard drive may fail.

  1. Age factor/Physical damage

Any physical damage due to a serious drop or wear and tear with time can cause issues with the hard drive.

How to troubleshoot the error?

  1. Run System File Checker

System File Checker checks the integrity of system files and fixes issues if any. To run the tool,

  • Click on Windows + X to open the power users menu
  • Click on Command Prompt (Admin)
  • In the command prompt, type the command ‘sfc /scannow’ and hit Enter
  • You will see a status report once the scan is complete. This will fix any issues with system files.
  1. Run CHKDSK

CHKDSK is another built-in tool to verify the integrity of files and file structure. To run the tool,

  • Click on Windows + X to open power users menu
  • Click on Command Prompt (Admin)
  • In the command prompt, type CHKDSK <your drive>: /F. This will repair any issues with files and file structure.

If you want CHKDSK to scan for bad sectors, type CHKDSK <your drive>: /R. This command will scan for bad sectors and mark them. So, the system does not try to read those sectors again. It will also recover any data it can from those bad sectors.

If you receiving the error ‘Windows detected a hard disk problem’, we suggest you take it as a warning. Back up any data on the drive and then attempt to repair it. In severe cases, the drive may become inaccessible or corrupt. You will then need professional data recovery tools to recover data from such drives.

About Remo Recovery software

Remo Software offers a wonderful hard drive recovery tool which can be used to recover data from corrupt or damaged hard drives. It scans your drive sector by sector to retrieve data thoroughly. It works on a read-only mechanism; hence the original files are not damaged during the recovery process.

In addition to recovering files from your system, it can also be used with external hard drives, USB’s and memory cards. All file systems such as FAT 16, FAT 32, NTFS etc. are supported.

It supports all versions of Windows including the latest Windows 10. A variant of the software is also available for Mac users.

The software can also be used for recovery from formatted hard drives and to recover data from hard disks that are undetected.

How to recover data from hard drives?

Remo Recover is a simple to use tool with a user-friendly interface. Your data can be recovered in only a few steps.

Step 1: Download and install the software on your system and run the application

Step 2: Select Recover Drives from the main screen

Step 3: Then select Partition Recovery in the next step

Step 4: Select a drive from which partitions are to be recovered.

Step 5: Then select the partition you wish to recover

Step 6: Once you select Scan, the software scans the partition and lists recovered files

Step 7: You can preview the files and save them to the desired location.

Quick Fix for 'Windows Detected a Hard Disk Problem' was last modified: April 17th, 2020 by John Harris

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