category:PC Laptops,operating system:Windows 7
asked on 31st Jan 2012 | 1 Answers | Answer It!
Depending on the extent of corruption, the symptoms of hard drive corruption may vary from startup errors to random shut-downs. To list a few, they include:
• Problems starting the computer.
• Problems restarting.
• Problems shutting down normally.
• Problems running programs.
• Problems opening or saving documents.
The first thing you should do when you suspect hard drive corruption is to back up crucial data. Before attempting a system recovery, run a ‘Disk Check’.
1. If you are able to start the computer, click ‘Start’ and click ‘Computer’.
2. Right click the hard disc drive or the partition you want to check and click ‘Properties’.
3. Go to the ‘Tools’ tab and under ‘Error-checking’, click ‘Check Now’.
4. Select both the checkboxes: ‘Automatically fix file system errors’ and ‘Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors’ and click ‘Start’.
5. When you are prompted to schedule Disk Check for the next time the computer is restarted, do so and then restart the machine.
6. If you are not able to start the computer, tap F8 while the system starts and select ‘Repair your computer’ when you get to the Advanced Boot Options.
7. Select ‘Command Prompt’ in the System Recovery Options and run the command: “chkdsk DRIVE: /r” without the quotes (replace DRIVE with the drive letter).
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