How to diagnose the hard disk

Diagnostics hard drive is necessary in cases where the computer there are strange and weird things.For example, if the minimum programs running your operating system begins to slow down or terribly often began to appear "blue screen of death."If you recently moved the operating system and the computer continues to issue a "blue screen" and slow down, the diagnosis is necessary to conduct mandatory.

Diagnostics hard disk in Windows

Diagnostics hard drive by the operating system is the most simple and painless and quick way to do it, and therefore it should be carried out first.In order to do this, you must go to My Computer and right-click on the shortcut disk that you want to test.Next, select the Properties item in the context menu and go to the Tools tab in the window that appears.In this tab, we are interested in the item "Check disk for file system errors" (in different versions of the operating system language might be different, but the meaning is the same).

In that case, if you are going to

check the hard drive on which Windows is installed, a window appears with a warning about the impossibility to do it until the disc is used.You can disable the disk (not recommended for inexperienced users) or click Cancel.In the second case will be prompted to schedule the disk check during the next reboot - that's what we achieved (this is the best option checks).The same actions can be performed with all the other drives and plan their inspection at the next reboot.After rebooting and successful testing of all disks for errors, if any, have been identified and corrected automatically by the system, it is necessary to diagnose with the help of special programs from the manufacturer or specialized utilities.

Diagnostics hard disk with a program

There are a number of programs for diagnosing the state of the hard drive, both on the hardware manufacturers, and created by third parties.Prior to their application, save the most important data on other media, because during the recovery disk data can be deleted.Further, if you are going to use the software from the manufacturer, you need to determine who made the your hard drive.You can do it, digging in the documentation for your computer or through the Device Manager.

Once you know your products, or in case you decide to use a universal tool (for example, MHDD,) you should download this program on the website of the developer.If you use the software from the manufacturer, the further you simply install it on your computer, run and follow the intuitive prompts.

If you are using MHDD, then everything will be a little more difficult.Initially, we make sure that the drive is faulty.To do this, connect it to another computer or laptop, for example, through a USB adapter, copy the data that you want, and format the drive (all information will be deleted).Next, return the disc to its rightful place and reinstall the operating system.Verifies if the problem persists - go to the next step.

download programs MHDD, but rather its image format ISO (distributed free of charge) should be recorded on the disc.Then restart the PC and enter in the BIOS, set up the boot so that the first to run the drive.Again we leave to restart, during which we face a menu of the program.Press F4 to start scanning and expect results.Most likely, after the completion of the work, the program displays a picture, which will depict some sectors with a very slow response to the request (500 ms).

The next step is the Erase command in the menu to completely erase the disk and format it.After that you need more time to scan the disk, however, at the same time enable the Remap, which block all the damaged areas of the disk and prevent their use in the work.Now you can go back to normal boot configuration and do the installation Windows.

Author: Vyacheslav Kinko