Sunday, January 27, 2013

Disable message "Windows detected a hard disk problem"

It happens in Windows 7. The current PC configuration has HDD S.M.A.R.T. problem but has worked with it for more that year. Windows XP has not such disgnostics, nut Windows 7 detects the broken state and notifies me on a few hours. This is very irritating.

I found the solution of the problem:
1. Please open gpedit.msc. Navigate to Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Troubleshooting and Diagnostics\Disk Diagnostic\
2. Double Click on “Disk diagnostic: configure execution level”, set it to “disabled”. “Not configured” is enabled by default.

The full text of the error message is:
Backup your files immediately to prevent information loss, and then contact the computer manufacturer to determine if you need to repair or replace the disk.


  1. Thank for the very nice post. I tried so many time to disable this but never get exact place for this hard disk failure.

  2. These steps keep Windows from reporting the message only but it can’t repair or fix hard disk or system error. So please make sure your hard drive is indeed in good health.

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