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Backing up your hard disk data is very crucial as it helps one to recover lost files and folders in case they are accidentally deleted, or the hard drive are formatted. However, no one is cautious enough to backup their data or critical files. This is because they don’t really know that backing up their data is essential and the easiest way to recover data in case of either internal or external hard disk corruption or failure.

Often times, the greatest threat to data loss is the loss of the physical storage devices it is stored in. But with Tool and Equipment tracking software by TrackAbout, there is little reason for worrying about misplacing IT tools and equipment. Instead, many worry about manufacturer’s errors or issues that develop during the use of those devices. Hard disks are particularly prone to an array of failures.

Hard disk failures can happen almost any time because of various reasons. Some of the reasons include a bad power supply, damaged sectors or blocks, virus attacks and corrupted operating systems.

Here are some of the top worst reasons of hard disk failure and data recovery solutions

Manufacturer faults

Common signs of this are the hard disk not being detected or recognized by the PC or the system’s inability to boot and hanging in the booting process. This sometimes happens if the hard disk is new. It can also happen only a few days after you purchase the hard disk and the probabilities for the manufacturer having delivered a faulty hard disk is very high.

The solution here is to contact the manufacturer before the warranty period ends. These problems can be solved without having to pay any additional costs.


Common symptoms of failure due to heat are the PC getting heated soon after being started, fans moving slowly or not moving at all and clicking sounds or noise from the hardware. This is one of the common reasons for hard drive failures and can occur anytime. This can be caused by lack of proper ventilation of damaged CPU.

To deal with this, ensure that the CPU fans are functioning properly and also ensure that the processor and their peripherals have sufficient cooling.  

Power surges

Signs of this are sudden startup failure, system BIOS failing to detect the hard drive if the hard drive failing to spin up. In this situation, the UPS may be delivering too high or too low power. It can also be caused by a faulty power source which delivers interrupted power supply.

The solution to this is to ensure that the hardware gets only the necessary power supply. A UPS from any well-known company can solve this.