SSD drive not recognised by BIOS & Windows 7/8.1/10 install

Follow Us OCZ SSD drive not recognised by BIOS & Windows 7/8.1/10 install SSD drive problem SSD drive not recognised: My self-built desktop PC boots Windows 10 from a standard SATA hard disk drive. An OCZ (SATA) SSD drive (Agility 3 120GB SATA 3.0) came my way, so I decided to use it to boot…

Can’t delete files on external USB hard disk drive

Follow Us I can’t delete files on my external USB hard disk drive External hard disk drive problem I can’t delete files in Windows 7 Home Premium from my 500GB Western Digital Elements external USB hard disk drive. I can’t find a Delete option and if I drag a file to the Recycle Bin, it…

PC / Computer randomly reboots and then warns to run Chkdsk

Follow Us Hard disk drive problem: PC reboots randomly and warns to run chkdsk hard-drive diagnostic tool My desktop PC runs Windows 7 Professional. Sometimes it reboots of its own accord. Recently, at startup, dire warnings appeared asking me to run Chkdsk with a surface scan. It seems to be getting worse with time. I…

Useful free PC diagnostic tools / utilities

Follow Us Useful free PC diagnostic tools/utilities that provide useful information on a computer’s components, diagnostic tests or that monitor their activities   There are several very useful free diagnostic and information and monitoring tools that are either provided as part of Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1/10 or by third-party developers. The following list of free tools can…

PC slow boot/shutdown – Hard disk showing as nearly full using only half capacity

Follow Us Hard disk drive problem: HDD slow boot/shutdown – showing nearly full but using only half its capacity My desktop PC – running Windows 7 Home Premium has 2GB of RAM memory and an AMD Phenom II quad-core processor – is taking a long time to boot and shut down. The hard disk drive…

External hard drive disk space shrunk from 500GB to only 50GB

Follow Us Hard disk drive problem: External hard drive’s disk space shrunk from 500GB to only 50GB My desktop computer is running Windows 7 Home Premium. Its external drive’s disk space shrunk. I have an external USB hard disk drive that I store data on. It was working perfectly until I tried to use Paragon…

Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1/10 many hard-disk error messages – runs chkdsk repeatedly

Follow Us   Hard-disk-drive problem: chkdsk runs repeatedly My desktop PC runs Windows XP SP3 [the last Service Pack for Windows XP, but the problem could apply to Windows Vista/ 7/8.1/10 using the NTFS file system] and it is giving me loads of disk error messages. As it starts up, the Windows XP logo with…