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Potential Hard Drive Corruption?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by CrabbyPatty, Nov 11, 2019.

  1. CrabbyPatty

    CrabbyPatty Thread Starter

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    Hi peeps!
    So yesterday we had a power outage and once I turned my PC back on it failed to find windows 10 on my hard drive, even though my hard drive is in the booting sequence.
    I was going to reboot it from my USB using the Windows creation tool however it powered up fine today, until chrome had a little struggle downloading a file. Computer restarted itself and couldn't find the drive again.
    Switched it off and left it for a few minutes, started up again fine.
    Ran security check and there seems to be no virus.
    My questions are:
    Does this seem like my hard drive could be corrupted?
    Should I run checking error in hopes that it would fix it? - my main worry is that it might make the situation worse?
    Tia
     
  2. Oddba11

    Oddba11

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    First thought based the power outage, is a hardware fault. Drive corruption wouldn't magically fix itself and work properly every other time you boot. If files are corrupted, they stay corrupted until fixed.

    Is the drive actually being detected by the BIOS when it won't boot?
     
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