Hard Drive Failure Symptoms and Signs of Failure- Perry Hall PC Repair
Sooner or later, all hard drives crash So you are worried that a hard drive failure is just around the corner? The truth is, even if you are not worried about it, it is! It is not a question of if it is a question of when.
When a hard drive fails it is typically because there is a physical problem with the mechanics of the drive.
Early warning signs include:
- Computer freezes often. When it happens, the mouse cursor is unmovable and keyboard input is ignored. Nothing works and a restart is required to recover the computer.
- Files Mysterious disappearing.
- Frequent lock-up during booting. When I say “frequent” because all computers will freeze every now and then and it doesn’t necessarily mean the drive is failing. You’re looking for a pattern here.
- File access mysteriously slows to a turtle’s pace. Saving files or open files simply takes forever.
- Your Hard Drive is no longer recognized by your computer.
- Clicking, Grinding, Whirring noises.
Too commonly people lose a hard drive that had data on it that was not backed up. n These are the people who are then scrambling for ways to recover the data from a crashed hard drive. In some cases, this can be done. You should know up front, though, that it is going to cost you some money.
Connected PC Solutions offers Data Recovery and Hard Drive replacement as well as Back-up solutions.