Quick Fix for 'Windows Detected a Hard Disk Problem'


What do you do when Windows detected a hard disk problem and caused data loss on you? This tutorial shows you how to fix error Windows detected a hard disk problem without causing data loss in Windows 10/8/7 and safely restore all data from corrupted HDD using REMO Recover.

Fix Windows Detected a Hard Disk Problem

“I recently installed Windows 10 on my PC, after which it repeatedly shows “Windows detected a hard disk problem.” My computer slows down gradually and freezes, reporting the error every 5-10 minutes or so. Is there any way to fix Windows detected a hard disk problem? Please help me!”

Windows detected a hard disk problem, what does it mean?

When computer reports the hard drive problem on Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 or Windows XP, you may come across the following disasters:

  • All data on the HDD including documents, videos, photos, excels, applications, files becomes inaccessible
  • Computer frequently freezes up or stops responding
  • The system files in Windows might get corrupted and OS become unbootable

What to do when PC reports Windows detected a hard disk problem on Windows 10?

Hard disk or system failure may cause serious data loss. For instance, all your installed application, movies, email and other personal files may be lost. Therefore, it is highly advised to recover hard disk data using Remo Recover data recovery software. It supports data recovery from hard drive formatted with NTFS5, NTFS, FAT32, FAT16 and ExFAT file systems, FireWire device, USB and more.

Before trying the tool, you can use Windows built-in utility to check and fix hard disk errors and get access to your files. Learn how to do it in Windows 10/8/7 PC:

1. Go to computer and right click the hard drive or disk partition that you want to check, then click on “Properties”

2. Choose “Tools” option, then under “Error-checking” click on “Check now”

3. The “Check Disk Options” box will appear and click “Start” to run “CHKDSK”

4. Select both options “Automatically fix file system errors” and “Scan for and attempt recovery of back sectors”, then click “Start” button

Important: There are chances of losing data while executing CHKDSK because this method modifies the file allocation table. Therefore, before using CHKDSK command, you need to backup all your data.


Fix Windows detected a hard disk problem with Remo Recover Pro Edition

Remo Recover data recovery software for all Windows OS is a comprehensive and safe way to fix error Windows detected a hard disk problem as well as other unknown errors under Windows. Download and follow below guide to restore all lost hard disk data now:

1. Download and install Remo Recover on your Windows computer.

Note: You can connect your undetected external HDD to the computer.

2. From the main screen select the drive from where you want to recover data. You can click on the Can’t find the drive option if your drive is not recognised on the Windows.

click on the cant find drive to recover data from undetected disk

3. Click on the Scan option to initiate the scanning process.

Note: Once the Quick Scan is completed it directly starts Deep Scan automatically. Once the scanning is completed, you can go to the Tags folder. The tool offers a free Preview feature to verify the success rate of the software.

go to dynamic recovery view to see the recovred files on the main screen

4. Finally, select the files which you want to restore and click on the Recover option to get back the recovered files to the desired location.

What causes error Windows detected a hard disk problem?

  • Hard disk corruption or formation of bad sectors on it can cause this type of error
  • Virus attack is one of the main reason for the cause of HDD errors as it may damage the files stored on the drive
  • Problems with the Windows system files due to abrupt termination of system, improper installation of application, etc. results in displaying the hard drive error
  • Improper operations like installing faulty plugins, modifying the settings of system registry or altering the properties of system files could cause this error to occur

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