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Hard Drive: Essential Maintenance

The hard drive inside your PC is extremely important. It contains Windows itself, plus all of your data and programs. If your hard drive crashes, often your only option is to replace it, then re-install Windows and recover your important data from a backup, if you have one. If you don’t have a backup, in the worst case scenario, all of your precious documents, photos and files will be lost – and no doubt most of it will be irreplaceable. However, your hard drive doesn’t need to fail at all.

With regular monthly maintenance, you can keep this key hardware component in top condition, and minimise the chance of failures. By checking for and repairing errors, getting rid of junk data and rearranging your file data, you can have a hard drive that functions perfectly for years. Follow our 3-step plan for a lean, error-free, and optimal hard drive.

Category: Hardware, Issues
Issue: 2018 Issue 7 July
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Article Reference: H606



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