Have you ever faced this problem that your PC pops up an error message when you try to connect external hardware, alerting you ‘Windows detected a hard disk problem’?
It’s a really common but most annoying problem that troubling windows users for a long time now. Even the latest Windows 10 uses also facing this hardware issue in their PCs. So, if this is such a common issue then there should be a solution to fix it, if you are wondering the same then you landed on the right page. Here, we are mentioning everything from its causes to how to fix this issue. Before going further, a piece of advice- if you are searching for more of a permanent solution for this issue, it’s better to consult an expert, Reach Geek Squad Chat for accurate and reliable solutions.
So, without any delays, let move forward and see how you can fix ‘Window detected a hard disk problem’.
Pro Tip- Here we are suggesting some easy steps to deal with this issue. However, if at any point while connecting external hard disk with you pc, you come across this hard disk error message again, maybe your hard drive is failing or corrupted. So, this would a good idea to replace your hard drive and backup all your important photos, videos, documents or anything valuable data.
The main reason- Why does this hard disk problem occur?
Before finding a cure, it’s better to understand the root cause that why this problem popping up in the first place. You can contact the expert of Geek Squad Support at any point as they are available 24/7.
Let’s understand this situation through this example below:
Assume you started your Pc or laptop, just like you do daily. Note that if an external hard device is connected to the PC at this point. An error message pops up in your screen saying ‘Windows has detected a hard drive error…’. Another example is that you are using a one TB hard drive and currently stored around 500 MB worth of data in it. Slowly, your PC will start slow down and finally freeze, all this, however, the error message is still popping up.
Here, we also mentioned a list of error
- Hard drive failure
- System errors
- Mechanical/ Logical error
- File system damaged or corruption
- Corrupt sectors happen on the hard disk partition
- Virus or Malware attack
- Wrong operation or human error etc
If any of these issues happen to your external hard drive in PC, the defense system of your window would detect the issue and send you the error message. If you are PC or Hard disk is not showing any of these mentioned signs that maybe there are other major problems that are going on with your system, you can contact Geek Squad Tech Support anytime for assistance.
But, if there is no Hard Disk but your computer still sending an error message?
Follow these simple steps to solve this issue (if these steps are not helpful for you, just in case, you can contact Geek Squad Support for help):
- Enter: gpedit.msc in PC’s search bar and press Enter.
- Go first to "Administrative Templates" > "System" > "Troubleshooting and Diagnostics" > "Disk Diagnostics".
- Press Disk Diagnostic: the Configure execution level will open now disable it.
- Press "Apply" then "OK".
- Restart your computer, and you are done!
What to do when sudden hard disk problem happen
The main trick started from here, this trick can help you out when there is an exterior hard disk is connecting to your computer and that ‘Windows detected a hard disk problem’ pop up. Firstly, start the backup process to avoid any data loss. If your system is too slow or you need to back up the entire disk, you can use a third-party app or contact Geek Squad Tech Support for assistance.
Step to Fix 'Windows detected a hard disk problem'
Follow these steps to fix this issue or you can call at Geek Squad Support for instant support
First solution-Use file checker of the system to fix this hard disk error
- Type cmd in your PC search bar and hit Enter.
- Type sfc /scannow and click Enter.
This simple command will scan all secure files of the system and change all corrupted or harmful files with a backup copy. After this, your system will stop showing ‘Windows detected a hard disk problem' error message. If these steps did not work for you, contact Geek Squad Tech Support.
Second Solution- Run CHKDSK to fix this hard disk issue
- Click "Win+R" keys to open and Run then type cmd and press Enter to open the window of Command Prompt.
- Type chkdsk C: /f /r /x and click Enter.
Still not working? Contact Geek Squad Tech Support.
After all these steps now you have fixed this hard disk problem and all your data is saved as well. If your problem is still unsolved, contact Geek Squad Tech Support- they are a team of certified experts who work round-the-clock t solve your issues. Contact Geek Squad Tech Support now through their toll-free helpline!