A serious disk error occurred trying to read/write drive

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Error I am encountering, “A serious disk error occurred trying to read/write drive”.

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A serious disk error occurred trying to read/write drive

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Hi There Zubik23.
 
There are two possible causes to this. One is error in the hard disk drive and two is bad hard disk drive. Now to check if there is an error in the hard disk drive run a Scandisk. Be sure you have administrative rights.
  • My computer.
  • Highlight a local hard disk drive (clicking on it once).
  • Right-click the highlighted local drive.
  • Properties.
  • Go to the Tools tab and click check now.
The computer will restart so that scandisk will run without any interruption. I suggest that you also let scandisk automatically fix any error found.
 
Now, if you already have done scandisk and still have the same error, it is recommended that you replace your hard disk drive.
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A serious disk error occurred trying to read/write drive

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If this error happened while saving something on to a floppy disk, the disk you are using has a physical problem. Usually when this error happened, there is a bad sector or a bad block on the media you are using. It can sometimes be fixed by using a disk utility application like Norton Disk Doctor.

But if the problem happened while you are running Windows on your computer, there is a serious problem in your hard drive that prevents the system from reading or writing data on the hard drive. Running Windows on a failing hard drive will surely result on the error you received.

Because while Windows is running, it frequently accesses data to and from the hard drive that’s why the hard drive must be healthy and free from physical damage. If this is happening on your system, try checking your computer for any possible errors.

Use a disk utility application to check the system. For a much thorough diagnostic test on your machine, use disk utility applications like PC Tools Performance Toolkit, Norton Utilities, or Norton SystemWorks.

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