The rescue or emergency disk provided by many backup programs is useful for more than most people realize.
The concept seems simple: take a system image of one machine, restore it to another, and avoid lengthy setup time. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple.
Multiple partitions can be useful at times. I’ll show you how to create a new partition by “splitting” an existing C: partition.
Transferring to a replacement drive needn’t be difficult. In fact, prepping for a transfer can be as simple as a side effect of backing up regularly.
Chkdsk checks your disk for errors at a low level, requiring exclusive access to the disk to do so. “Chkdsk cannot run…” means that it doesn’t have the exclusive access it needs. I’ll review what to do.
When sending your computer out for repair, you’re handing over everything on it, including your data. Options to secure a hard drive are limited.
Extracting data from hard drive in a dead computer isn’t typically all that hard – unless it’s the drive itself that caused the problem.
Partitioning, or splitting a single physical hard drive into multiple logical drives, has pros and cons. I’ll look at those, and make a recommendation.
The difference between the various types of things we might call “memory” is a fundamental concept that’s often confused. I’ll review the basics.
I’ll show you how to reduce the last little bit of disk activity happening on your computer, but is that really going to help?
This feels like a hard drive failure to me. There are several things that you can check, but the most urgent thing to do is back up!
The Windows system utility CHKDSK is a powerful and useful tool in diagnosing and repairing certain types of disk problems. I’ll review several ways to run it, and try and describe what it does.
It ‘s impossible to say how hard it may be for any one person, but, let me go down a list of things that you need to think about it when it’s time to replace a hard drive in a laptop.
Hard disk errors come from several different sources, and as a result there are several different approaches to resolving them.