In Windows operating system, it owns a diagnostic tool which can help to scan and find out some errors in disk, and then it will inform you. When running Windows PCs and Servers, if there is an issue on the hard drive, maybe you will receive a warning “Windows detected a hard disk problem. Back up your files immediately to prevent information loss, and then contact the computer manufacture to determine if you need to repair or replace the disk” .
When this message occurs, it tells you your disk maybe die or fail sooner or later, so you should take some measures to solve this issue. If you ignore it, it possibly comes across each five or ten minutes, and cause many serious problems at last.
Why does Windows hard disk problem happen? When reading here, you may ask why there is such a problem on the disk. Generally speaking, there are four reasons, such as virus infection, improper operation, system file error and bad sectors on your hard disk. You should find the corresponding solution according to different reasons.
If you are looking for solutions, please visit Windows Detected a Hard Disk Problem to know the detailed guidance.
1. Firstly, you should download anti-virus software to scan and clean up virus.
2. Use chkdsk to find and fix file system errors.
3. Use a professional software to check disk surface, and ensure whether there are some bad sectors or not.
4. The most important thing is to make a backup for all important data no matter which reason cause the error, just like the message suggests.
How to backup the important files? You may consider using Windows built-in backup and restore tool, but this tool only works in operating system not for a file backup. In this case, a professional and reliable disk copy software to do this operation. MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition is worthy of being recommended. You can use this freeware to migrate operating system to a hard drive for system backup or move all data to a new hard drive for the entire disk backup. Here take disk copy as an example.
Please download MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition and then start the data backup.
Step 1: Launch this free application and then go to its main interface. Select the original hard drive which has Windows hard disk problem. Right click this disk and select “Copy” feature or click “Copy Disk” in the left pane.
Step 2: Please choose the target disk which should be larger than the used space of the original hard drive. During the process, all data on the destination disk will be deleted. So you had better prepare an empty disk or backup the important data on the destination disk to a location.
Step 3: You can review all changes you have been made. Please select a copy option and then click “Next” to continue.
Step 4: Then you will receive a warning to tell you to boot system from the destination disk. Here you only make a backup, so it is unnecessary.
Note: If there are bad sectors on the hard drive which can’t be fixed, just replace the old disk. In this case, may be it is available to boot from the new disk.
Step 5: Finally click “Apply” to make all changes effective.
After finishing disk clone, you can replace the disk to solve “Windows detected a hard disk problem” completely. This way keeps the operating system and all data intact. If you think it useful, just download MiniTool Partition Wizard for a try.