Steps to Prevent Hard Drive Failures on Windows 10 System

We know that excessive use of anything can lead to an eventual wear and tear. Same applies in the case of your hard drives. Depending on how you use it, the hard drives can be used for a certain period of time. It is your responsibility to look after them with care or regret later, after suffering data loss.

With that in mind, let us explore some methods you can employ to ensure your hard drives do not fail.

  1. Run chkdsk

Windows chkdsk feature can overcome such problems as bad sectors, directory errors which can cause an unbootable drive.

To run your chkdsk command using Command Prompt,

  • Press Windows key +X and select Command Prompt (Admin).
  • Now type chkdsk /r /f and hit Enter.
  • A prompt appears asking you to schedule a scan of your hard drive once system restarts. Type Y and hit Enter.
  1. Defragment your drive

Defragmentation reduces the amount of fragmentation by storing your files into the smallest number of contiguous regions known as fragments.

You can set defrag process on your PC on a weekly basis. This keeps file structure more compact as read heads are used less frequently.

  1. Tighten the screws

Mounting screws, that secure your hard drive to the PC chassis can cause vibrations. The platters of your hard disk can be damaged due to these vibrations. If you hear any vibrations, tighten the screws that connect your hard drive to the mounting platform.

  1. Error checking hard drives

Start your hard disk scan using File Explorer.

Click Start -> File Explorer -> This PC.

Now right-click on the system drive where your Windows 10 Operating system is installed, and click Properties.

Select Tools -> Check.

The tool now scans for errors. The time needed for scan depends on the size of your drive and severity of errors.

You can watch the detailed report on Event Viewer by clicking Show Details.

Recover Data using Remo Recover Software

If you lost data while trying any of the above methods or due to any other reason apart from a physical damage to your hard drive, you can still recover all the data thanks to Remo Recover software.

The data recovery tool can restore more than 300 different kinds of file types. If the file type you are searching for isn’t shown by the software in the search results, you can always add the file type using the RAW signature search option.

Remo Recover restores lost or deleted data from external hard drives, internal hard drives, USB drives, memory cards, FireWire drives and so on. You can recover data from lost, deleted, formatted and re-formatted partitions or drives as well.

Powerful scanning algorithms of Remo Recover ensure that all your files are recovered safely.

Remo Recover software shows you in simple steps on how to recover data from laptop hard drive.

After scanning, you can view the recovered files through Preview feature. You can then save these restored files to a destination folder of your choice.

Steps to Prevent Hard Drive Failures on Windows 10 System was last modified: June 6th, 2018 by John Harris

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