So Now You Know

DVDR_Dog

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A failed HD is perhaps the single worst computer related failure for the average user. For some reason they think that files on a HD are forever. Nothing could be further from the truth esp. if the HD is installed in a system and not portable storage.
Aside from malicious data encryption from ransomware the drive is damaged.
The funny thing is when I confront a customer whose laptop drive has failed with all their precious irreplaceable photos and documents gone you ask them "What happened?". They will look you straight in the eye 99% of the time and answer "Nothing".
Here's a really good breakdown of HD failure.
https://blocksandfiles.com/2019/07/12/the-reasons-disk-drives-fail/