Drive Error Checking in Windows 10 How to Check a Drive for Errors in Windows 10. To Check Drive Status in Security and Maintenance 1. Open the Control Panel.
Computer Type: PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number: Self Built - Always under construction. Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth Driver Windows 10 there. Further question: Here's the actual possible error report: == 'Windows Disk Diagnostic detected a S.M.A.R.T. Fault on disk Hitachi HDS721010DLE630 (volumes E:;Z: ). This disk might fail; back up your computer now. All data on the hard disk, including files, documents, pictures, programs, and settings might be lost if your hard disk fails. To determine if the hard disk needs to be repaired or replaced, contact the manufacturer of your computer.
If you can't back up (for example, you have no CDs or other backup media), you should shut down your computer and restart when you have backup media available. In the meantime, do not save any critical files to this disk.' == This is a 4 year old 1TB HDD; I replaced the other identical one ~2 years ago out of an abundance of caution when I received the same error. It was my Primary drive.
My local IT guy told me the use P/N: (?) Manufacturer->WD saying it was better quality than Hitachi. Question: I ran the backup as suggest by the warning, a Checkdisk came back negative (i.e. All OK); all seems OK with the drive 2 days later and. I'm leaning toward waiting to see if I get another warning. - Any comments?