Hard drive failure on Windows® 7
What are the problems that occur when the hard drive fails on a Windows 7 system?
The hard drives are considered to be one of the major data storage place for a Windows 7 system. When compared to other storage media such as CD and DVD, this storage device is often more stable and reliable. All your significant data, applications, and the operating systems are stored in the hard drive of your Windows 7 system. But in some situations, the hard drive on Windows 7 system may fail and the files stored would become inaccessible. RAM failures, problems in the power adapter, hard disk failure, and LCD failures are some of the hard drive failures that a Windows 7 system faces. To restore your Windows 7 system after a hard drive failure, you can perform system recovery or reinstall your hard drive.
Some of the issues that lead to hard drive failure on your Windows 7 system are:
- Issues due to the presence of dust
- Hard drive shock
Issues due to the presence of dust
Dust is often considered as the major threat to the functioning of hard drives on a Windows 7 system. As the hard drive of your Windows 7 system consists of lots of minute parts, the presence of dust can cause serious troubles to it. If you are in a dusty environment you would have to cover your Windows 7 system when you are not using it. By doing so, to a certain extent you would be able to get rid of this problem.
A strong magnetic field can really create issues on your hard drive. Every electric current has a magnetic field. The electronic equipments can easily produce a strong magnetic field, and can cause damages to your data. Thus when you are working in an environment with strong magnetic field, you need to be very careful.
The hard drive on Windows 7 system is not shock resistant. In case you collapse your personal computer, it would result in the malfunctioning of the hard disk. The components that are responsible to read the data from the hard drive of Windows 7 system are sensitive. A hard knock can cause its malfunctioning. Even though most of the PCs are impact resistance, the hard drive itself is prone to damage.
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