Use Microsoft’s Windows Click Here Installer Cleanup utility to remove traces of previous installations. This utility does not remove files installed by the installation, which may need to be removed manually. For more information, refer to Microsoft’s knowledge base article, Description of the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility. Sometimes you might run into problems installing a program if an earlier version of the program is already installed in the system.
- Now, open “Defragment and Optimize Drives”.
- Windows Update is the recommended method to download and install Windows 11, but sometimes you may run into errors that can prevent your computer from getting the update.
- We recommend running chkdsk every few months as part of routine maintenance along with using a S.M.A.R.T. tool for drives that support it.
This guide is focused on devices running Windows 10, but Check Disk has been available for a long time, and the steps outlined here should also work on Windows 8.1 and Windows 7. If you’re using an HDD, simply be careful with it, especially when it’s spinning. Any type of shock, such as dropping your laptop, can destroy your hard drive.
Part 2: Common Error Codes and Solutions of Blue Screen
Many thousands of hardware devices are available that you can use with Windows, and no one rule that applies to troubleshooting all of them. So you’ll likely have to consider all of your resources. Be sure to check the manual that came with the hardware device first. If that doesn’t work, the device manufacturer’s Web site will likely be your next best bet. Note that not all hardware devices will have a Resources tab.
You might notice a different Line, Char, and URL in the error message. Click the OK button to close the Internet Options dialog box. Scroll down to Advanced settings and tap on Site settings. Tap menu button in the top right corner and select Settings.
Uninstall Older Version of Software
Signs that your hard drive is failing include erratic or slow performance, lost data, failed read/write operations, clicking, and whirring noises, and random crashes. The sooner you diagnose and fix or replace your hard drive, the better; otherwise, you might find yourself with a malfunctioning hard drive and no way to get your data off of it. In case, you are still facing disk errors even after re-installing Windows 11, the culprit might be the faulty hard disk itself. We suggest you replace the hard disk with an SSD for much better performance and longevity. Once the repair process is complete, restart Windows 11 and check if disk errors have been resolved or not. Overheating is one such common issue that computer users often face with their hard drives.
Once you sign into your account in Safe Mode, you may be home free. Restart your PC normally and see if that knocked Win10 upside the head. Turn off your AV and firewall, then try installing Win10 again.