What To Do If Your Hard Drive Fails?

Your computer is indeed valuable to you. You use it for your work . It stores all your important information. The majority of such vital information is stored in the computer’s hard drive. Thus any hard drive crash or failure is indeed a serious problem. Being in the field of Computer Repairing since long we at Matrix Service thought it would a good idea to share with you some information in regard to what you should do if your computer hard drive fails.

Knowing the possible reasons

There are differences between between the failure of your operating system and a failure of your hard drive. In case your operating system crashes, no matter what operating system you are using be it Windows, Linux or Mac, that is a Logical Failure.

If the hard drive itself malfunctions, it should be considered as a Physical failure.  Either way your data is not readily accessible but it is still there.  You should have a backup plan and an image of your computer just in case but if you do not; there is still hope for your precious data which was stored in the hard drive.

Physical Hard Drive failure

In case you find that your hard drive crash is caused by a malfunction of the hard drive itself, there is still a high possibility that the data is still intact and accessible. If there is a noise the drive is making then it might be a physical hard drive failure.

You might also hear a clicking, clunking, grinding or whirring sound coming out of your computer hard drive.  Do not make the mistake the sound is coming out of the malfunctioning fan.  You must carefully open the case and listen close to the drive.

You might have to go in for data recovery solution 

In case there is a physical hard drive crash but if you are able still to boot the computer, you could still get an image of the drive or clone it to a new hard drive but that is risky.  You should avoid, starting the computer and copying the files to an external drive. The reason for this is it may put too much stress on the failing hardware.

The best bet is to remove the hard drive. You could put the hard drive in a different system and then retrieve the important data from the drive with a Data Recovery Solution.

If you can retrieve the data, great then the problem is solved .All that needs to be done is that you need to buy a new hard drive. Thereafter you need to reinstall your operating system and all of the applications.   If you were able to retrieve the data, you may still be able to take an image or clone of the drive and transfer the image to a new drive using Acronis True Image 2017.  It is worth a try unless you want to reload Windows on it.

It is true that  hard drives manufactured now a days  are much more reliable than they were in the past. However the problem of hard drive crashes still occurs. In case it does the best thing to do is to take the help of an expert in the field. He or she is the one who can determine the actual problem and resolve the problem.

We at Matrix Service offer both computer repair as well as date recovery solutions. We are experts in the field. SO for any problem you may visit : www.matrixitservice.com


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