Gladly, fixing corrupted files in a hard drive is a straightforward process that is easily understandable. In a recent article, we looked atresolving issues with black [Solved] Driversol screens in Windows 10with some basic troubleshooting tips. But sometimes, Windows 10 fails to boot because of problems with the master boot record. In these cases, repairs need to be made to the master boot record to get things up and running again. Fortunately, the Windows 10 recovery environment includes an automated option for doing just that. And if that doesn’t work, you can do it manually in the command prompt.

  • This opens up a pop up called the Import Registry File.
  • If one or more drives in your computer are Bitlocker-encrypted, you will see the prompt to enter the recovery key similar to the screenshot below.
  • Using these amazing tools, you can certainly prevent performance breakdown in the long run.

This command only checks your disk for errors; it won't fix any problems it finds. Run the SFC scan on the Windows 10 drive by booting to “safe mode with networking” from the Windows 10 installation media. Unplug all external devices like flash drive, printer, scanner, and so on connected to the computer and restart the system to check if the computer boots to the desktop screen. If you are running Windows 11 on a mechanical hard disk, you can try defragmenting the drive. This fixes most of the basic issues relating to disk errors. That said if you are using an SSD, defragmentation is not recommended.

Check And Fix Drive Errors with CHKDSK

I found that the registry issue messages were legit and are reported in my Norton Security History — attached image shows 13 registry issues. For some reason, since Dec 16, Norton is still finding registry issues even after my Windows System File Checker made registry repairs on Dec 17. I will try running Windows System File Checker again.

Hard disk bad sector is the most common problem and the disk is not safe to store data any longer. Bad sectors will cause the important data loss and blue screen error sometimes, and even slow disk space. Making sure your company's hard drives are free of errors helps to protect against the loss of important data.

Many PC problems are related to soft failures on the hard drive. The comprehensive portion of the HP Hard Drive Self Test will repair soft errors on the hard drive, but it will not report the errors. After the test is complete, be sure to restart the PC to see if test repaired the problem you may be experiencing with your PC. If none of the above suggestions resolve the issue, there's a strong possibility the hard drive is bad and needs to be replaced. You can try installing a new hard drive and installing Windows on that hard drive to see if that resolves the issue.

Run System Restore

Right-click on the Windows icon on the screen and select Apps and Features. Another reason that is usually untouched is the concern of the environment in which the system is working. Too hot or humid environments have also been seen to affect how systems respond. Hence, if you are working in an overheated circumstance; it can lead to thermal trip error. First, make sure that the application is installed correctly.

Intel Memory and Storage (MAS)

There is a link, you can use to download a update for your root certificates package. Download this package and double-click it to update. I have a problem of access to the Outlook account and other pages because appears “certificate error” what's happened with these certificates? When you are prompted, type the administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER. If it doesn t work too, I'll try to replace the HARD drive.

I found at that when my NVMe disk goes over 70 degrees, it’s performance will be throttled by the controller to keep the disk alive. This happens at around 76 degrees with my disk. This can be done by right-clicking on the old drive and selecting format, with the information on the total capacity of the disc being available in the first drop-down menu. In the second one, check whether the default NYFS is selected, while the final dropdown box needs to have ‘Default allocation size’ enabled. Before exiting, check whether the ‘Quick Format’ box is ticked (it needs to be!), and then you can select Start. If you are making the move to a smaller SSD drive, you will need to delete a few files off of it to make sure the process completes.