--Originally published at My TC1017 programming class
So, I have noticed just how many people have damaged Hard Drives, and they don’t know it, thinking it could be because their PC is old, or because they have other software related isssues.
So, seeing how this is a common problom, I will try to speak of my experience on how to detect it, and fix it.
A computer teacher told me, a super fast (and not so reliable) test, is to see how much your disk is working. So, to do this, search for the Task Manager, then go into Performace. The PC will show real time graphs of the usage of each component of your computer. Close all the apps that you might have running, and look at the Disk chart. If it is NEVER below 50%, you might have damage. I like to wait for a good 10 seconds and see what happens, as well as to take the minimum to be 90%.
Another good way of noticing is checking for noices on your PC. If for some reason you laptop sounds like a 90’s computer when starting up, most likely, you HDD is damaged.
But, the best way of knowing, is running tests on you HDD. In the case of HP and Acer computers, they have programs that can run tests.
I will leave videos on how to do an overall check of your HDD, including the one for HP and Acer laptops.
To run a SMART test, open the Command Prompt (Search for it on the search option, or press Windos + R, and type cmd)
Command for SMART Test: wmic diskdrive get status
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