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How to Find & Fix Hard Disk Problems on your PC or Laptop (3 Ways)

Hard disk errors are typically caused by power outages, hardware failures, poor system maintenance, viruses, or human error. Here is how to find and fix disk drive problems.

We love your Desktop or Laptop. Because They help us in many ways. But sometimes, We may become unhappy. Because Our PC may not perform fast though it has High RAM & CPU power. It may have several reasons. One of the major reasons is hard disk error. In the primary stage, It can slow down your performance. But if you are too late to fix this problem, It can ruin your valuable data. So, We must know the solutions.

How to Find & Fix Hard Disk Errors

Well. It is a very simple process. You can do it very easily. These are 3 methods –

Use Disk Error Checking Tool

Many of us don’t know that Windows already has a built-in disk error checking tool. It can help you a lot. It also let you fix the hard disk problems. You just need to follow these instructions –

  • Just open Computer / This PC / My Computer.
  • Now choose a drive and open its Properties. For example, I’ll find and fix problems of Local Disk C. So, I’ll right-click on it and choose properties.
  • Now click on Tools.
  • From the error checking section, Click on Check.
  • Then click on Scan drive.
  • It will take a few moments to complete the process. You will be asked for permission to fix the problem automatically If it finds any errors on your hard disk.

Scan drive for errors

Use Command Prompt

It will also scan and fix your hard disk problem. Actually, it is the same as the previous method. The only difference is you have to do the same thing in the command prompt. Anyway, Here is how to do it –

  • First of all, You have to open Command Prompt as administrator. Windows 11 & 10 users can Press Windows Logo + X from the keyboard and choose Command Prompt (admin). In Windows 7 or earlier versions, users can right-click on the command prompt and choose Run as administrator.
  • Now type the following command and press Enter.

chkdsk C: /f /r 

Run chkdsk command

  • You may be asked to restart your PC. Just type Y and hit Enter.
  • Now, Your PC will find and fix the local disk C errors. If you want to repair another local drive example: Local disk D, Just replace the C with D. Then the command will be like chkdsk /f /r D:

Use System File Checker to Fix Hard Drive Problems

Another solution is the System File Checker. Mainly, It is used to repair corrupted system files. But it also helps to find and fix hard disk issues with your system files. So, You can do a try. Here are the things, You will have to do –

  • At first Open Command Prompt as admin.
  • Now type the following command and press Enter.

sfc /scannow

  • It will scan and fix problems automatically.

I hope, This article will help you to find and fix hard disk problem of your PC. If you know any other unique method, You can share it with us.

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