Bad sector is a sector on your hard drive that cannot be used for storing and reading data. A sector is marked as bad when it provides too slow reading speed or cannot be read at all. We recommend to check HDD for bad sectors presence once a year. If you store some extremely important data on the drive – check it even more frequently. If you detected a bad sector don’t hurry to throw your HDD away. In many cases it can be fixed and you can use your disk storage again.
HDAT2 is a great utility designed to detect and repair bad and unstable sectors. It can be run from CD/DVD or USB disk. Here is our ultimate step-by-step guide on:
- how to create a bootable USB flash disk with HDAT2 utility;
- how to check your hard drive for software and hardware bad sectors;
- how to fix bad sectors on your HDD;
- how to upgrade HDAT2 version on your USB stick.
Today we will talk about the error The User Name or Password is incorrect. Try again that happens quite often on Windows 10 at logon. The second confusing thing is when you click OK you see two identical user accounts (yes, with exact same names) on the welcome screen and you don’t know which one you need to select. So here is about the known reason of the problem and how to fix the error “The User Name or Password is incorrect. Try again”. Continue reading
In you used Windows 7, 8 or 10 to partition your hard drive, your partitions are likely to be already aligned. But this article will be useful for you if you edited partitions in Windows XP or cloned partitions using various third-party software. Here is how to check the alignment of HDD or SSD and align a partition using free utility without formatting and risk of data loss. Continue reading
Many of you faced the “PCI Simple Communications Controller” unknown device in “Other devices” section of the Device Manager on a laptop under Windows 10. Let us find out how to download and install its driver. Continue reading
By default OneDrive folder is located in C:\Users\Your-Name\OneDrive. Why move the folder? The most common reason is when your current drive (in most cases your system disk) is out of space and you want to move OneDrive folder to another disk or partition. You may also want to do it if you are re-organizing your folders to bring order to your hard disk. Using this step-by-step guide you will be able to move OneDrive folder to another disk or any other location and rename it if you wish. Continue reading
Plugged in, not charging – says Windows 10 despite the percentage is increasing. What does this mean? Sometimes the only thing that makes the battery start charging is unplugging the charger and plugging it back again. In other cases it doesn’t help and Windows 10 keeps showing you 87% available (plugged in, not charging). Let’s look how to fix it. Continue reading