Local hard drives, especially internal ones, are a critical part of the computer, and if they aren’t working, it can cause a lot of problems.
However, internal hard drives can also fail, and it seems like this is a common issue.
### Why does my hard drive keep failing? There are several reasons why a hard drive can stop working, and today we’re going to show you a few solutions that could help you.
- Hard drives are an integral part of any PC, as they can store important data.
- Common issues with Hard drives include corrupted files, and you won’t be able to access your data if the hard drive fails to mount.
- One fix for the drive not mounting is to perform an SFC scan, but this will also fix other errors.
Check your hard drive for issues
- If your drive isn’t spinning, then it might be an issue with the hard drive. Check the back of the drive for dust and debris.
- Defragment the hard drive
Make sure that your drive isn’t fragmented. Try running a defragmentation utility to reorganize the hard drive.
- Update the hard drive firmware
- Check if there are any updates available for the hard drive.
Perform a disk check
- To do that, open File Explorer and right click your external HDD/SSD.
- From the context menu choose Properties.
- When the Properties window opens, select the Tools tab and click the Check button.
Check the drive for errors
- Open the File Explorer.
- Open This PC and locate your drive.
- Right-click on your drive and go to Properties.
- Locate the Tools section and select Error Checking.
- Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the process.
Run a low-level format
- Right-click on the drive icon in the File Explorer and select Properties.
- Select the Tools tab and select Check.
- Select the Low level format option.
- In the Windows Search bar type diskpart and press Enter.
- In the Diskpart window, type list disk and press Enter.
- List the hard drives.
- Now type select disk
and press Enter.
- Partition the drive.
- Then you can format the hard drive.
Install your drive in AHCI mode
Open Device Manager
Go to Disk drives
Right-click on your HDD
In the Properties window, go to the Policies tab and
Select Enable AHCI Mode