How come we get a warning that says “Windows has detected a hard drive problem”?

by on March 26, 2010

Q: We keep getting a warning that says “Windows has detected a hard drive problem?. However, the hard drive is working correctly. Meanwhile, We have seen that loads of other people are have the same problem, even after reformatting or completely replacing the HD. So what’s going on and what can we do about it please?


One Response to “How come we get a warning that says “Windows has detected a hard drive problem”?”
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    First off, backup any and all important data. There is a chance that your hard drive may be on the road to failure.

    With that out of the way I suggest you check your hard drive for errors: right click on the harddrive’s icon, select properties, tools and select check the drive for errors.

    Do this for all your hard drives and then reboot the computer.

    If you’re still having trouble download a hard drive diagnostic tool from your hard drive manufacturer’s website. This will be able to tell you if there is a serious problem with the hard drive.

    If there is a problem with your hard drive check with the manufacturer to see if there is still a warranty on your hard drive. Many now come with 3 to 5 year warranties.

    If none of this helps, take your computer to a local computer shop for testing and diagnosis.