hard drive

CompTIA A+ 220-702: 1.2 – Troubleshooting Storage Devices

If you’ve started your computer and found “No Boot Device Available,” then you’ll need to gather all of your troubleshooting skills. In this video, you’ll learn how to troubleshoot boot problems, run hard drive diagnostics, and troubleshoot problems with external storage devices.

CompTIA A+ 220-701: 1.2 – PATA and SATA

The PATA and SATA standards are the most common hard drive interface types that you’ll find in today’s personal computers. In this video, you’ll learn about the details of these popular hard drive technologies and the basics of cabling and connecting the drives to your computer.

What is this information called?

What information is contained on the first sector of a hard drive and contains a table of primary partitions, disk signature information, and directions for starting the operating system?

If you fixed the computer, why doesn’t it work?

After completing a normal memory upgrade, you power up the computer and receive an error message on the screen complaining that a boot device isn’t available. The hard drive was working correctly prior to the upgrade. What’s the most likely reason for the error?

The sound of a hard drive gone bad

It’s one of the worst sounds in the world; a hard drive mechanism that’s gone bad. It’s even worse when it’s the sound of YOUR hard drive that decided to up and die. Unfortunately, one of my hard drives recently decided to bite the dust, but I thought I’d use the untimely demise of my hardware to provide you with some insight on what you (or your clients) might expect to hear when a hard drive starts going south.