How to Scan your Hard Disk for Errors

With the continuous usage of our computer over the time, our hardware degrades and so do the hard drive. Although a new hard disk usually is guaranteed for about 5 years but it happens many time that it develops errors. So in case you are finding your hard disk to be too slow or making some noise while performing any read or write operations, then this post will help you in solving this issue.

Also since our hard drive contains lot of important data we would advise you to backup it first, in case there is some undoable change. Here are two ways on how you can scan your hard drive for errors and try fixing them on own. Continue reading “How to Scan your Hard Disk for Errors”

Recover Data from Corrupted Hard Disk

We have lots of important data in our hard disks, don’t we? It would definitely be a problem if our hard disk crashes or become unreadable. Such was a case with one of our readers who wanted to know how to recover data from a corrupted hard disk.

Unstoppable Copier is a tool that can recover files from disks with physical damage. The tool is also able to copy the data from a hard disk with not only bad sectors or scratches but also with errors while performing a read operation. Continue reading “Recover Data from Corrupted Hard Disk”

Difference between Format and Quick Format

When installing new copy of Windows you must have noticed following options:

•    Format the partition by using the NTFS file system (Quick)
•    Format the partition by using the FAT file system (Quick)
•    Format the partition by using the NTFS file system
•    Format the partition by using the FAT file system
•    Leave the current file system intact (no changes)

Why Microsoft has given two options of regular format and Quick Format when one is sufficient? If you do not know the difference between the two then here are the points. Continue reading “Difference between Format and Quick Format”

Repair Bad Sectors on Hard Disk with HDD Regenerator

I have mentioned earlier about removing the bad sectors from the disk but recently one of our readers named Rob, told me about a tool that can repair the bad sectors easily and reliably.

The tool is called HDD Regenerator and the tool is able to detect physical bad sectors on a hard disk drive surface. It can also repair the physical bad sectors (magnetic errors). Continue reading “Repair Bad Sectors on Hard Disk with HDD Regenerator”

Remove Bad Sectors from Hard Disk

Some days ago my PC got extremely slow and started taking a lot of time to boot. Then I thought to start a chkdsk scan at the next startup and to my surprise I found that there were Bad Sectors in my hard disk.

What are Bad Sectors?

Bad Sectors on the drive is the Physical Damage done to the Disk that prevents the use of the disk sector for data storage. These can be caused due to the read/write head that comes in contact of the disk. The data stored on the bad sector can’t be read any more.

Before performing some techniques it would be useful to know that Bad Sectors can never be removed completely from the disk but can be reduced to certain extent. There are many tools available on net like “Zero Filling” but they are all useless. Continue reading “Remove Bad Sectors from Hard Disk”

Steps to avoid chkdsk disk scan during booting

This is a common problem that happens every time that when we boot our system the Windows start a chkdsk disk scan. In reality disc scan is a protective feature of Windows that run to check any cross links and to clean the bad sectors though this mostly happens due to the improper shutdown of the computer.

Since this is a feature provided by the Windows, this helps in the better performance of our systems but in case if you are troubled with the consistent disc checking Continue reading “Steps to avoid chkdsk disk scan during booting”