How to Fix Windows Detected a Hard Disk Problem on Windows 10

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 the recovery of data from NTFS5, NTFS, FAT32, FAT16 and ExFAT formatted hard drive, 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:

Step 1: Launch Remo Recover and choose “Recover Drives” in order to recover lost data due to Windows detected a hard disk problem on Windows 10.

Select Recover Drives option to perform data recovery when Windows detected a hard disk problem on Windows 10

Step 2: Select the hard disk drive or disk partition which is showing error “Windows detected a hard disk problem” and hit the arrow key.

Select hard drive to fix error Windows detected a hard disk problem

Step 3: The software deeply scans the entire HDD and displays the list of recovered files by means of “File Type View” and “Data View”.

Preview recovered data on hard drive

Step 4: Click on “Save” button to save the retrieved files on any desired location. Make a note, the SAVE option is enabled only after you activate the licensed version.

Save recovered data back from hard drive

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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