How to Repair a Hard Drive That Will Not Boot Up or Is Not Bootable?

by TS Jordan

A non-bootable hard drive can be a computing nightmare, preventing you from accessing your valuable files, folders, and documents. Circumvent the problem by repairing the drive in DOS, accessed via an emergency boot disk. This repair process can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours, depending on the speed of your computer and hard drive.

Insert the boot disk into the computer.

Start the PC and press any key to boot from the disk.

Type in "chkdsk c: /f" and press "Enter." This will scan and repair your hard drive.

Reboot your computer when the repair is complete.

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About the Author

TS Jordan is an Ohio licensed attorney living and practicing out of the Cleveland area. In addition to his Juris Doctorate, he holds a Bachelors' Degree in Information Systems. He has been writing professionally for less than a year.