How to fix hard disk drive errors on my Windows 10 PC/Laptop?

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Here is how you can completely fix hard disk drive errors on your Windows 10 PC/Laptop?

Nowadays a disk read error usually occurs as soon as your computer boots up from SSD, HDD, or another hard drive and has affected a large number of users of Windows 10/8/7/XP. This error has the message “A disk read error occurred. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart” on the screen. Disk errors in Windows can be annoying and equally devastating if not fixed in time.

Disk errors aren’t common in Windows 10 yet sometimes these errors can be caused due to bad sectors, sudden power failure, power surge, malware or virus infection, corruption, physical damage, etc. There is a possibility when we install some software on our computer triggers BSOD errors. If you look at recent problems, users were found receiving ‘Scan drive for error’ messages. So here is how you can Fix Disk Error in Windows 10.

How to Fix Disk Error in Windows 10?

  1. Startup Repair
    • For startup repair, you need a Windows 10 system repair or installation disc. You can use a tool like Rufus or Win32DiskImager to create a Windows 10 bootable USB drive.
    • Plug the bootable USB drive or disc to your system
    • Press the power button to turn on the system and immediately start pressing the Boot Menu option key, usually F12, to enter the boot menu.
    • Use the up/down key to select the bootable USB drive or system repair/installation disc and hit Enter.
    • On the Windows setup screen, click ‘Next’ and then click ‘Repair your Computer’.
    • Select Troubleshoot > Advanced Option > Startup Repair. Wait until the system is repaired.
    • Then remove the installation/repair disc or USB drive and restart the system and let Windows 10 boot normally.
  2. Perform a Disk Check
    • Launch the file explorer and right-click on your Windows installation drive.
    • Click on Properties and then select the ‘Tools’ tab.
    • Under the Tools tab, you need to click on ‘Check’ under the Error-checking.
    • Click on the ‘Scan drive’
    • You will be asked to enter the password if you are using it, then it will check your disk for errors. If the utility finds any error, it will fix it automatically.
  3. Using Command Prompt
    • Run the Command Prompt as an administrator. which can be done by searching for CMD on the Windows 10 search bar and then right-click on CMD and select ‘Run as Administrator’
    • enter the command chkdsk /x: and press enter.
    • Make sure to replace the X with the drive letter.
    • Enter Y on the command prompt and hit the Enter button.
    • Done! Now your Windows 10 will be checked for the possible errors and will fix drive related errors.
    • Restart after completion.

This is how you can fix the disk errors on your Windows 10 PC/Laptop. If you find any difficulties while performing this tutorial, mention it in the comment section below. We will provide you the possible fix as soon as possible. For more news on tech and cybersecurity stay tuned on Android Rookies by following us on Google News.

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