5 Effective Solutions to “Unknown Hard Error” in Windows

“Unknown Hard Error” can occur when you close or launch a program, or access a file, or install Windows updates and so on. After it pops up, usually, your PC will get into black screen directly. Now, in this article, we will share 5 solutions to this issue.

Have you ever received the error message – “Unknown Hard Error” in your PC? It can take place when you launch or close an application, or open or save a file, or upgrading software or Windows and so on. At that time, your computer data will be in danger, such as PST corruption. Thereby, you ought to solve this problem as soon as possible. Here we will introduce 5 useful solutions.

"Unknown Hard Error" in Windows

1. Launch a Clean Boot

First of all, if this issue pops up when you quit or start a program, it is very likely to indicate software conflicts or the program’s faults. In this case, a clean boot is able to eliminate this error. Please follow the steps below.

  1. At the outset, press “Wins + R” key shortcut.
  2. Then, input “msconfig” in “Run” dialog box and press “Enter”.
  3. Next, in the “System Configuration” window, switch to “Services” tab.
  4. Then, check the option – “Hide all Microsoft services” and click “Disable all”.
  5. Lastly, reboot Windows system.

2. Reinstall Faulty Software

If you receive this error message just after updating a particular program, there’s a chance that the program’s upgrading is culprit. In this situation, it is suggested to uninstall the program and then reinstall it. After that, you can restart your PC to see if the error has been gone.

3. Run CHKDSK for Disk Repair

Apart from the software issue, it is also possible that the criminal is the hard disk. To be specific, the internal hard drive is damaged or contains bad sectors, which results in the “Unknown Hard Error” error message. In this case, you can utilize the inbuilt CHKDSK tool in Windows to scan disk for errors and repair them.

  1. First off, launch Command Prompt as administrator.
  2. Then, type “CHKDSK/f/r” in the Command Prompt window.
  3. Next, press “Enter”.
  4. Finally, after the command finishes, reboot Windows.

4. Run System File Checker

Moreover, it is probable that damaged Windows system files cause the “Unknown Hard Error” in Windows. Therefore, you need to repair the corrupt system files. It can be accomplished by “System File Checker” (SFC).

  1. To start with, access Command Prompt.
  2. Then, in the new window, enter “sfc/scannow” and hit “Enter”.
  3. Eventually, when command completes, restart your PC.

5. Update Relevant Drivers

Last but not least, out-of-date or damaged drivers can lead to this error as well. At this point, you need to upgrade the drivers by the following steps.

  1. For a start, search “Device Manager” in the “Start Menu”.
  2. Then, launch “Device Manager” from the search results.
  3. Next, find the corresponding device and right click on it.
  4. From the right clicking menu, select “Update Driver” > “Search automatically for updated driver software.

Author Introduction:

Shirley Zhang is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including corrupt mdf and outlook repair software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com

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