Windows Detected A Hard Disk Problem – Solved

If you are facing this problem on window of any version (latest or old version of window). You are looking a dialog frequently that says you.

Windows Detected A Hard Disk Problem

Back up your files immediately to prevent information loss, and then contact the computer manufacturer to determine if you need to repair or replace the disk.

Dialog look like following:-

This dialog appears frequently about every 5 to 10 seconds



This message generated because you there is a serious problem / fault on your hard disk, so you need to change your hard drive.

If you take the backup of your data from effected hard disk and want to use this hard drive, you can stop this dialog by following these steps. After that this message doesn’t upset you anymore

Solution to stop dialog:-

  1. Open run dialog from start menu or press both keys from keyboard (window + r )
  2. Type gpedit.msc and click ok

run dialog- gpedit.msc

  1. Navigate following path

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Troubleshooting and Diagnostics > Disk Diagnostic

navigate gpedit.msc for hard disk problem

Double click on both listed settings and click on Disable , by default it is set to not configured or enabled.

Disk Diagnostic :Configure Custom alert text        ->  Disabled
Disk Diagnostic :Configure Execution Level          ->  Disabled

window hard drive problem dialog

disable hard disk dialog

Now restart computer or laptop. Your problem should be solved.

Note:- Do it on your own risk because this will just remove message, problem on hard disk is not configured. Check your hard disk by manufacturer.

  • Anthony Smith

    Windows provides basic tools to help fix errors, which is not known to many common users. Many problems appearing serious can be fixed by this simple tool and it’s not complicate to use. Users have no idea which system file is vital and whether it is damaged. System File Checker will check system file and handle integrity issue.

    Click start button and enter cmd in the searching box. Then right click it and select the item “Run as administrator”

    In the command prompt type sfc /scannow and press Enter key.

    The process is fast and the result will tell whether there is interiority violation. This command scans all protected system files and replaces those corrupted files with a backup copy. Do not close the window before the verification is 100% complete.

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  • David Johnson

    The main function of chkdsk is checking and repairing errors for NTFS and FAT file systems. Thus, if the error “Windows detected a hard disk problem” is caused by file system error, then the issue will be fixed after chkdsk. You’ll get a better understanding of what is going on with file system or hard disk. The risk of performing chkdsk is losing data, as the file allocation table will be modified during the process. Thus it’s recommended to backup data before trying the command.