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How to Fix Error "Windows detected a hard disk problem"

August 18, 2016 11:02 am / Updated by Jerry Cook to iPhone Topics
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Over times, inevitably your computer gets sever error such as Windows becomes corrupted, operating system slows or even crashes and freezes. Also you might come cross an error message "Windows deleted a hard disk problem" suggesting start the backup process. Today I will discuss this error source and offer solution in detail.

It is very likely that hard drive gets wrong and says file system corruption, bad sectors, mechanical issue and more. Hard drive is responsible for data storage and security. That's why windows detected a hard disk problem occurs and ask you start the backup process at the same time. In addition, once your computer infects virus, anti-virus won't repair damages caused by virus in most cases; hence, error message reports consequently. Next, many improper operations, incomplete program uninstallation, improper computer shutdown, registry error, fragmented files, system junk files also inevitably causes error appearance. Here this article is to repair "Windows detected a hard disk problem" on Windows 10/8.1/8/7.

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Solution to Problem on Error "Windows detected a hard disk problem"

1. Run System File Checker

Actually Windows offers many basic tools to help fix errors that are less known to many common users. Users didn't know which system file is essential and if it is damaged. Running system file checker can scan all protected system files and replace corrupted files with a backup copy, as a result, the error can be fixed.

Click Start button and enter cmd in the searching bar > right click it and select the "Run as administrator" > type sfc/scannow in the common prompt and press Enter key.

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2. Perform a ChkDsk

The key feature of chkdsk is to check and fix errors for NTFS and FAT file system. If the error "Windows detected a hard disk problem" is caused by file system error, it can be fixed by chkdsk. You should be cautioned that performing chkdsk risks data loss, because the file allocation table will be modified during the process. You'd better backup Windows first.

Click Start button and enter cmd in the searching bar > right click it and select the "Run as administrator" > Enter partition drive letter (c:/d:/e: and so on) you want to chkdsk > Type chkdsk and press Enter key.

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3. Reallocate Partition

Reasonable partition management can use hard disk maximizely and save drive space so as to fix hard disk problem on windows. To successfully manage partition without data loss, you'd better turn to Windows Fix Genius – a professional partition manager allows you see hard partitions clearly, and create, format, delete and resize partition safely within clicks.

Download and install program on the computer > Run the program and click Disk Tools > Click Partition Manager > Tap on Move/Resize to perform partition reallocation.

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How to Recover Data Lost By "Windows detected a hard disk problem" Error?

If you accidently lose data by error, go download Any Data Recovery Pro to get files back at once with no hesitation. So far that is the most reliable Windows data recovery software to retrieve photos, videos, music, documents and another up to 550+ files. Download and install the program on computer first. Then do as follows.

Run the program > Select file types for recovery > Select a location to scan lost files > Preview and tick files you want > Click Recover to finish.

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This is a comprehensive solution to fix error "Windows detected a hard disk problem" for Samsung, HP, Dell, Lenovo, Toshiba, etc. If you have any problem, please feel free to leave it under the comment section.

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