Today we will talk about such an important part of a computer as a hard drive. After all, it stores all our important and valuable data. Therefore, it is simply unacceptable to bring it to a state where it suddenly stops working, and we lose all the necessary information. It follows that the HDD check should be performed regularly.
This event is still necessary in order to ensure the stable operation of computers and laptops. Prevention has always been, is and will be much cheaper than troubleshooting and other dances with a tambourine. Therefore, if the HDD check program detects certain hard drive malfunctions in advance, then they can be fixed without any problems on their own. Agree, this is better than taking the equipment to a service center later, paying for data recovery, and after that also buying a new device.
This article will tell you how to check the HDD. I will tell you about several ways in which this can be done. Looking ahead, I will say that thisthe procedure can be performed both with standard Windows tools and with the help of third-party software. There are a huge number of such programs for checking HDD.
But we'll start with the standard software first. So, in order to check the HDD, go to the computer, where select the hard drive of interest. Using the right mouse button, call the context menu, in which you will need to run the properties. You will see a dialog box in which we will be interested in the service button. We go to this section and there we click on the verification. When you do this, you will see another window called "check disk". Check the boxes next to the item automatically fix errors, check and repair bad sectors, then click on start.
The next dialog box opens again, in which we press the "Yes" button. You will see a message containing a warning that the HDD check will be performed only after the next start (this applies only to the system disk). We agree to this and reboot the system. When the computer starts up, the check will begin. Be patient, because it is very often performed for a long time. This is due to the fact that, in addition to system errors, the computer will also check each cluster.
As mentioned earlier, diagnostics can also be performed not only by standard methods, but also with the help of special software. Users,those who understand the details will prefer these programs to the standard one. After all, the capabilities of these utilities include obtaining more comprehensive information, as well as various methods that allow you to fully or partially restore damaged clusters, as well as move information from problem areas to normal ones.
Summarize. In order for the hard drive not to surprise you in the form of data loss and failure to work, you need to periodically check it and fix the identified problems. Keep this in mind and your hard drive will last longer.