Feb 28, 2018

How To Maintain Your PC Hard Disk To Avoid Windows Crashing Unexpectedly

It is necessary to always maintain all components in your PC because once any of it get faulty, i may affect the system totally most especially the hard disk, it is important to put it in a good shape. The hard disk as a lot of things depending on it and if it crashes all of a sudden, you know you have a lot to lose. Normally, you should do a backup to an external hard disk (or the cloud) every now and then, but even at that, there is still a chance that your hard disk may stop working all of a sudden, which may result in losing some essential files you just got, that is the reason why this content is coming to you.

Now, I will be showing you some things to do often to maintain your hard disk. Just try to follow what am about to show you now very well so you won't get lost while reading it.

Some Things To Do Often In Maintaining Your PC Hard Disk

1. Defragmentation
What is Defragmentation? It is a windows feature that re-arranges files stored on the hard disk in such a way that they occupy contiguous storage locations. This makes your system perform relatively faster. This process helps to organize the data from the Hard Disk, which facilitates procedures for reading and writing. It also makes files to be easily accessible on your hard drive.
Now that you know this, i will show you how to make it work for maintaining the hard disk

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How To Defragment your hard disk
>>First of all, Go to My Computer
>>Right-Click on your hard disk and select Properties
>>Click the Tools tab and select Defragment now

CHKDSK is also known as Check Disk, its Windows command and its function is to checks your hard disk for errors and attempts to fix them. It checks the integrity of the file system and fixes any error, including repairing bad clusters. Check Disk (CHKDSK) also scans for physical errors on the surface of the hard disk and attempts to repair them. You should regularly do this to keep your hard drive in good shape and avoid any sudden crash.
Now that you have know about CHKDSK, I will show you how to run it to maintain the hard disk
To run CHKDSK on Windows 7 Follow this steps below..
>>Go to My Computer
>>Right-click on your hard drive and select Properties

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>>Then select the Tools tab--move to "Check now". After that, mark the box that says Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors
>>Hit the Start button, you should be told "the process can’t be executed while Windows is running".
>>After all, restart your computer to complete it and at the next boot, let the program run and do not interrupt it. Depending on the size of your hard disk, it may take over one hour to complete the whole. If there are errors, you should see them logged on your screen while they got fixed along with it
NOTE: You might be unable to use your computer while the process is running.
That's the most two essential things you have to know about maintaining PC hard disk....nevertheless, I will still give you some useful tips for maintaining the hard disk as well

Some Useful Tips You Have To Know For Hard Disk Maintenance
1. Be sure you have enough free space.
2. Always do a proper shutdown, avoid sudden power off using the power button.
3. You must always protect your computer from sudden shock and vibration. Vibration can throw off the delicate internal mechanisms of a drive.
4. Update the operating system
5. Remove unnecessary programs
6. Always do a clean up inside and around the physical machine
Once you follow  these options, it will help you keep your hard disk from an unexpected windows crash.

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