Understanding corrupt Hard Drives | Ontrack Blog

Written By: Ontrack

Date Published: August 28, 2022

Understanding corrupt Hard Drives | Ontrack Blog

What is a corrupted hard drive and what are the symptoms?

Data corruption is a state where the data within a file or storage device is altered from its original state, causing it to behave differently or become completely inaccessible.

Common symptoms of hard drive corruption include:

  • The drive is completely inaccessible
  • Sluggish performance
  • Missing files
  • "Blue screen of death" (BSoD)

Topics:

Hard Drive Recovery

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