We do not like saying, “It’s…dead.”

photoWe’ve had a few dead hard drives come into our computer repair shop in Monroeville, Alabama. It’s always a hard thing to say to a customer, so I thought I would give you a few warning signs so maybe you can get yours to us before it becomes unrecoverable.

A Slower Computer

A failing hard drive isn’t the only reason a computer might slow down. Viruses, malware, and some legitimate programs will slow your system down. But, the hard drive is always the first item I check.

Increased Errors and Crashes

When a hard drive begins to die, files become corrupted. Once again, there are many reasons that a system might crash or have file errors but this is also a symptom of a failing drive.

Unusual Noises

A standard hard drive will make clicking, spinning, and various other sounds when it begins to die. (If you have a Solid State Drive you will not get any sounds.)

What You Should Do

Back up your data immediately (If you want an online program, check out our Carbonite offer.) We can do a quick test in the shop to determine if your hard drive is in failure mode (We can also do this remotely if you do not want to bring it to the shop.) If the hard drive is healthy then chances are that you just need a tune-up or more memory.

If you have any questions, give us a call at 251-593-1933.

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