[Solved] How to Fix “Windows detected a hard disk problem”

April Cai, in Technical Tips Tags: disk



Windows Detected a Hard Disk Problem, a frequently asked question online, could happen to anyone of us. If you also face such error, keep calm! This tutorial is going to tell you how to fix it quickly. Besides, you will get the tip to get rid of it.


1. How to fix Windows Detected a Hard Disk Problem 

2. How to get rid of Windows Detected a Hard Disk Problem prompt



How to fix Windows Detected a Hard Disk Problem: 

Fix 1. Check System File 


The damaged System File could cause Windows Detected a Hard Disk Problem to occur. So once prompted by it, you can choose to check system file.

1) Run Command Prompt as administrator.
How to: a) Open Start menu, find and right-click on Command Prompt to choose Run as administrator.
            b)Then click YES when prompted by UAC (User Account Control).



2) Type sfc /scannow in Command Prompt and hit Enter.
Do not close the window until Verification 100% complete.



If damaged system file existed, the system file checker would handle the issue through the command above.


Fix 2. Check Disk 


If some errors happens to hard disk, it would also cause Windows Detected a Hard Disk Problem error. In this case, follow the steps below, to check your hard disk.

1) Press WIN + E ( Windows + E keys) together to open Windows File Explorer.

2) Right-click on hard disk C, then click Properties.



3) On Properties window, view on Tools pane.
Click Check now…
Then tick on Automatically fix file system errors and Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors.
Click Start.



Close the window when it finished.


How to get rid of Windows Detected a Hard Disk Problem prompt:


Sometimes message Windows Detected a Hard Disk Problem pops up even there are no errors with hard disk. In order to not be annoyed by it, you can follows steps below to disable it.

1) Open Run dialog box by pressing Windows logo key + R key.
Then type in gpedit.msc and click OK.



2) Head to Administrative Templates > System > Troubleshooting and Diagnostics > Disk Diagnostics.

Then double-click on Disk Diagnostics: Configure execution level on the right pane.



3) Tick on Disable and click OK.




Hopefully you could get rid of the error now.
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  • Don Don

    very helpful.