How to fix hard disk errors

If you  defragmented your hard drive and are still facing some issue, you may need to fix disk errors on your hard drive. Hard disk errors are typically caused by power outages, hardware failures, poor system maintenance, viruses. To fix disk errors, you can use the Check disk tool found in Windows operating systems. Check disk is a command-line tool that creates and displays a status report for the disk by checking volumes for problems. The tool then lists and corrects errors on the disk, such as bad sectors, lost clusters, cross-linked files, and directory errors.

How to Use Chkdsk to fix Hard Disk Errors:

  • Double-click My Computer icon on dekstop, then click once on the hard disk that you want to check, which will highlight it and allow you to select the drive. Right click on the drive and a window will appear.
  • On the window that appears, click Properties, then Tools.
  • Under Error-checking, click Check Now. A dialog box that shows the Check Disk Options is displayed.
  • Use one of the following procedures:
    • To run Check disk in read-only mode, click Start.
    • To repair errors without scanning the volume for bad sectors, select the Automatically fix file system errors check box, then click Start.
    • To repair errors, locate bad sectors, and recover readable information, select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors checkbox, then click Start.
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Error

 

An error is a term used to describe any issue that arises unexpectedly that cause a computer to not function properly. Computers can encounter either software errors or hardware errors.

How to fix a computer error

To fix a computer error you must first identify the error message or the symptom of the error.For example, with a blue screen error message in Windows a file name, type of error, and memory location may be given. All of this information can be used in a search engine or our search to find a fix to the error. If no error message is given, search for the symptom you are experiencing. For example, if the computer is turning off it is likely a hardware problem and not a computer error.

Software errors are the most common types of errors on a computer and are typically fixed with software updates or patches that are designed to fix errors in the code.Hardware errors are any defects with hardware inside the computer or connected to the computer. Although some hardware issues can be fixed with such things as firmware updates, typically any hardware errors caused by defects are resolved by replacing the defective hardware.

Computer error messages:
Access denied
Blue Screen(blue dump)
File not found
Runtime error
System error
Page fault
Software error
User error
Machine error
Illegal operation
Abort, Ignore, Retry, Fail