How to Check-up Windows 8 Hard Disk Health?

It is necessary and quite recommended to check system hard disk health regularly for any errors and issues in the near future. Monitoring the hard disk in regular basis helps you detect any errors in the future and prevents disk failure. The newly developed Hard Disk uses SMART or Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology for monitoring its own health and upon detecting any failure sends out signals. However, you can also check the status of the system Hard Disk health using WMIC or Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line. Follow the tutorial below to check the hard disk health in Windows 8.Check Windows 8 Hard Disk HealthWindows Management Instrumentation Command-line is a command-line (WMIC) is a scripting interface that provides a much more simplified use of Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and systems managed through WMI. With WMI Commands, you can carry out several administrative tasks, like you can find out the computer model name or serial number of your Windows PC and many more.

In order to check system Hard Disk Health, open command prompt and type wmic and hit Enter. Next, type diskdrive get status and press Enter.

cmd wmic

This shows the status of the system hard disk, if it seems like to be fine, then you will see a message OK. If there are problems encountering Windows in retrieving the SMART information, then indicates that the hard disk might face issues and you can see the errors in the message that is returned.

If you find out that your system hard disk status is not OK, you should keep a back up for all your data as you might not know when the system fails and you might lose all your data. Keep a close watch on the noises made by a dying hard disk. Have a back up before your hard disk fails. You can consult any hardware expert or change your hard disk, as a dying disk can result in data corruption too before it eventuality dies.

Follow the tutorial here to know about how you can check up Hard Disk Health natively in Windows 7 and Windows 8.


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