Windows-CHKDSK utility exists in operating systems from Microsoft seems ... from the creation of the world, or at least most Windows. It is used to identify and resolve problems related to bad sectors, cross-linked files, lost clusters and directory errors. Hard Disk Diagnostics Windows runs as follows:
Open the " Start " , then " Computer " and right-click on the drive / partition you want to scan. Open the " Properties " , then the tab " Tools " and click " Check Now " .
Most modern hard drives are equipped with technology SMART (Self-Monitoring and Reporting Technology). This tool monitors the mechanical components of a hard drive, and informs users if there was a race stress, which can cause damage to the data stored on disk.
In addition, there are many free SMART party utilities that are available on the Internet. For example, one of the best software is PassMark DiskCheckup.
Utilities from the hard drive manufacturers
Hard drive manufacturers also produce their own diagnostic programs. You can easily find them on the official websites of manufacturers. They help diagnose various problems with the surface of the disk plates and a general test of the device.
Diagnostic utility of popular hard drive manufacturers:
There are a number of free tools available on the web that will allow you to find out is not going to your hard drive will soon fail. Their use is justified in the following cases:
In fact, if you are already informed about potential hard disk failure, it is best to copy all important data in a safe place and replace it with a new one. In most cases, a new hard drive is cheaper than repairing the old one.
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