3 Tips on Windows 8 Hard Drive Failure

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"I just bought Windows 8 Pro less than two weeks ago and the Windows 8 hard drive failed. I don't know what to do now. Is there anyone can help me?"

Windows 8 hard drive failure is a common issue like all hard drives crash or stop working. It is just a matter of time. Actually, Windows 8 Hard Disk Failure is not something terrible if you have done some preparations such as backup your hard drive data. In this article, we will focus on Windows 8 hard drive failure talking about some useful tips on it.

Tip 1: 4 Common Windows 8 Hard Drive Failure Warning Signs

Windows 8 hard drive isn't failed immediately without any signs. Here we list some warning signs of Windows 8 hard disk failure for you to detect your own hard drive.

  • Slow down computer, frequent freezes, and blue screen of death.
  • Files on hard disk fail to open, have been corrupted or suddenly disappear.
  • Accumulate bad sectors in your hard drive.
  • You hear strange noises coming from your hard drive.

Tip 2: Backup Windows 8 Hard Disk before Windows 8 Hard Drive Failure

If you found that your Windows 8 hard drive is about to fail, you need to backup your hard disk data before disaster happens. Here I recommend Windows Boot Genius for you.

  • Download and install Windows Boot Genius into a computer which can boot normally.
  • Insert a blank CD or USB into that computer and click "Burn" on the main interface to create a bootable CD or USB.
  • Insert the bootable CD or USB to your problem computer and boot windows from CD or USB. (Click here to learn  how to set BIOS to boot from the CD/DVD-ROM).
  • You will see the interface of Windows Boot Genius displayed like a wizard here. Click "Disk Tools" on the top menu and select "Disk Backup" on the left menu. windows 8 hard drive failure
  • Highlight hard disk you would like to backup and click "Next" to proceed with. windows 8 hard disk failure
  • Select a path to keep the image file and lick "Next" to begin compressing. (Note: You need to plug another USB or hard drive to save the image file).

Tip 3: How to Recover Data when Windows 8 Hard Drive Failure

The only way to recover data from failed Windows 8 hard drive is to restore data from the backup you created previously. We have talked about how to back up Windows 8 hard disk, and now we will show you how to use Windows Boot Genius to restore your data from the backup when Windows 8 hard drive failure.

Note:Don't have backup file of your Windows 8 hard disk but it is not really crashed? Don't worry! Windows Boot Genius can also be used to recover lost data from your hard drive if it is not really crashed.

Here is how to restore Windows 8 hard disk from the backup file (The first to steps is the same as the backup steps, so we start from the third steps):

  • Choose Disk Restore and click "Disk Restore" button.
  • Import the image file which you have backed up disk before and click "Next".
  • Select a hard disk to keep the restored data and click "Next" start restoring. windows boot genius

Considering all Windows 8 hard drives have their life, you'd better backup it with Windows Boot Genius before the Windows 8 hard drive failure so that you will still keep all your data when the hard disk is failed.

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