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 *For professional assistance,

contact Davis Computer Services Inc at 541-523-0270

 

Checking your Hard Drive:

To scan your hard drive for errors: There are many possible avenues which you could follow to complete this task. If you think you are having hard drive issues, there's no definitive "step by step" process to follow that is absolutely fool-proof. Our recommendation is: locate the possible steps to follow using google or youtube

 

If your attempt to follow the steps fails because something out of the ordinary happens, try googling it again and use another source of reference. No need to defrag your hard drive, it's built into Windows 7 and higher. Finally if all else fails, call a professional for help*

 

Check Disk -  From an elevated command prompt, (windows key + R - type cmd, right click "command prompt" choose "run as administrator") type the command:  chkdsk  /r  C:     (where C: is the drive letter of your operating system).   It won't be able to check it right away but it will ask if you want it check on the next reboot. Answer yes and restart/reboot. After chkdsk finishes, go to Event Viewer, System, look for a line containing "WinLogon" for the results. If you see errors or bad blocks, run chkdsk again. An increasing number of bad blocks is a sure sign of a failing hard drive.

 

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 *For professional assistance,

contact Davis Computer Services Inc at 541-523-0270

 

Checking your Hard Drive:

To scan your hard drive for errors: There are many possible avenues which you could follow to complete this task. If you think you are having hard drive issues, there's no definitive "step by step" process to follow that is absolutely fool-proof. Our recommendation is: locate the possible steps to follow using google or youtube

 

If your attempt to follow the steps fails because something out of the ordinary happens, try googling it again and use another source of reference. No need to defrag your hard drive, it's built into Windows 7 and higher. Finally if all else fails, call a professional for help*

 

Check Disk -  From an elevated command prompt, (windows key + R - type cmd, right click "command prompt" choose "run as administrator") type the command:  chkdsk  /r  C:     (where C: is the drive letter of your operating system).   It won't be able to check it right away but it will ask if you want it check on the next reboot. Answer yes and restart/reboot. After chkdsk finishes, go to Event Viewer, System, look for a line containing "WinLogon" for the results. If you see errors or bad blocks, run chkdsk again. An increasing number of bad blocks is a sure sign of a failing hard drive.

 

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