Has your hard drive ever failed you at a critical moment, say, when you were almost done with a thesis? That’s exactly what happened to Monty Kessler in the 1994 film With Honors, when his computer went kaput while he was working on the paper that would give him a summa cum laude. With only the thesis hard copy left, he went out to make copies—only for his life to change forever.
The good news for geniuses like Monty is this: no matter how smart you are, it’s generally difficult to detect an imminent hard drive failure. Most of the time, the hard drive will simply stop working—and it will take all your precious files with it. However, there are certain signs you can look out for to know whether or not the drive has a problem. You can initiate LA data recovery as soon as you confirm your fears.
Hard drives don’t usually make clicking noises or other strange sounds when they work (if it’s noisier than the cooling fan, you’ve got a problem). It’s best to transfer the files in a new hard drive before the faulty one ultimately fails. LA data recovery is also an option; just remember that the sooner you act, the better.
Files Mysteriously Vanishing
One day, you save the draft of a very important file; the next day, it disappears—even though you’re absolutely certain that you saved the file there. Another related incident is when the computer refuses to save your file no matter what you do. These circumstances are not normal. Your hard disk isn’t allowed to make files and data suddenly disappear without the proper command (as in Shift-Delete).
It’s typically normal for a computer to run slow if you have lots of programs open at the same time. But if this happens when you’ve barely started working, then it’s most likely a sign of a hard drive on its last legs. This is a common symptom among computers and is usually followed by the failure of the C drive. It shouldn’t take you more than two minutes to open your Documents folder—let alone an hour to start up your computer.
For more information on signs of possible hard drive failure, visit LifeHack.org. You can also read more resource materials at Northeastern.edu.
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