Windows uses one tool to ensure that the Hard Disk Drive does not become corrupted or fails. This tool will alert the user if it detects a problem and send a message titled “Windows Detected Hard Disk Problem”. It will ask the user to back up any files as soon as possible to prevent any data loss. In case, the user ignores this message; it keeps popping up after 5-10 minutes, forcing the user to take action.
Reasons For This Problem
One reason is that your windows device was hit by a bump when it was being moved or shifted. Hard disk problems can occur if your windows device is accidentally bumped into something hard, such as a wall or other hard object. Because a hard drive is an extremely clinical component of your device, even the slightest movement could cause errors. This problem can also occur if your hard disk is writing and suddenly loses power. This problem can also be caused by a clogged air filter, which results in inoperative filters. If too much heat is generated during continuous operation, it can cause an electronic board failure and a hard drive problem.
How To Solve This Problem?
There are two scans you can use to determine if your hard drive is in good condition.
Test 1: Scanning Your System For Viruses
An easy way to find out if your Windows PC is infected with viruses or other malicious software is to run a system scan. You can do this with the help the your antivirus program. In case any virus gets detected then get rid of the Windows Detected Hard Disk Problem Windows 10.
Test 2: Run Chkdsk On All Parts Of Hdd
1. Right-click on the partition of HDD that is experiencing a hard drive problem in Windows Explorer, and then click on Properties.
2. Click on Tools, then click on Check Now.
3. Next, click on Automatically fix file system problems and scan for and attempt recovery from bad sectors. After that, click on Start to start the process of resolving the problem.
4. Continue this process with all HDD parts affected by the hard drive problem. This will prevent any data loss.
The error message may appear because the diagnostic tool is trying to detect hard disk problems, but there are none. Below are two ways to get rid of this error message.
Method 1: Disabling The Diagnostic Tool With The Help Of Local Group Policy Editor
Local Group policy editor is available on most Windows OS platforms. It allows users to view and make changes to local group policies. You can also use this tool to disable the diagnostic tool that displays an error message.
1. To open the Run command prompt, press the Windows Logo Key together with R. Next, type msc in the box and hit Enter.
2. Go to Local Group Policy Editor and click on Administrative Templates. From there, you can go to Disk Diagnostics.
3. Click twice on Disk Diagnostics to configure execution level and disable Disabled mode. Click on OK and then click Apply.
After doing this, reboot your device. The error message will disappear.
Method 2: Turn Off Smart From Bios:
If your system doesn’t have Local Group Policy editor or you don’t want to play with the group policy, this is the method for you. SMART can cause an error message to appear. This error message can be easily fixed by turning off SMART in BIOS. However, this will disable other attributes of Smart, such as HDD temperature monitoring. The HDD temperature monitoring.
All you have to do to access the BIOS settings is to reboot your computer and press F2. Scroll down to find SMART after the BIOS opens. If SMART is enabled, disable it immediately, save the change, and close BIOS. It is possible to disable SMART from BIOS on some computers, but it is not always possible.