Hard Drive Failure

If you start hearing loud sounds that you were not hearing before, be scared because those sounds could be coming from your hard drive. The hard drive is where everything is stored. And hearing a clicking sound as you access your data is one of the first indications that your hard drive is about to die on you.

Why Does It Happen?

A hard drive could stop working for many different reasons but generally speaking they crash because of a mechanical failure, electrical surge, a violent shake, or even because of a virus.


A hard drive failure could happen to anyone at any time and the only reliable solution is to always have a backup of all your information. Make sure that you have all your important information backed up, or you could lose irreplaceable data, or thousands of hours of your hard work.

If all you have are minor problems, and not the clicking sounds of death, you could use the CHKDSK utility within Windows to fix minor problems like bad sectors. If Windows tells you constantly that it needs to check the consistency of your hard drive, pay close attention because it could be trying to tell you that your hard drive is about to fail. Also take into consideration that you may be able to find free diagnostic tools that perform a more thorough test at your hard drive manufacture's website.


Main Tabs Image Do you have a software program that you don’t know how to use? Do you wish to learn how to use your computer more efficiently?

We know that taking a class is not always an option because of time and budget. And most of the time the best way to learn is when someone shows you how is done. At Compu-Hero, that’s exactly what we do. We show you how to do everything that has to do with computers.

Need Help?

woman discovered a virus on her computer
Got a Virus Infection?
We can make sure your computer is clean, secure, and protected.
Hard drive and memory upgrades
Need an upgrade or repair?
Improve your computer's performance by upgrading its components.
Man training woman on computer
computer training
Learn all the computer skills you need in the comfort of your home.


Tamy Kramer "I have found Compu-Hero to be honest and straightforward in their work and business. They have demonstrated a high degree of computer competence, but more importantly, loyalty and trustworthiness. I appreciate their response time, which is critical to my business. I would recommend them without reservations." Read More