Have you been troubled by the “Unknown Hard error” on your Windows 11 PC? Don’t worry, because we are here for you. Check out the fixes for this issue mentioned in this article!
The Unknown Hard error pops up whenever you use an intensive program on your computer. It can also happen when you are using multiple programs at the same time. Basically, this error happens whenever your PC performs intensive tasks. So, does that mean you have to stop running those programs? Fortunately, that is not the fix for this issue. The major reason for this error to show up on your device can be corrupted files saved on your hard drive. Other less likely reasons are – incompatible device drivers, corrupted registry due to recent updates, and malware. Below are the fixes for all of these possible culprits for this error. Take a look and solve the Unknown Hard error on your Windows 11 PC.
Fixes for Unknown Hard error:
1) Check disk Scan:
As mentioned earlier, a corrupted file in your storage is one of the major culprits for this error. So, it’s better to start by trying to fix it. The check disk scan or “chkdsk” scan is easy to perform. Type in ‘CMD’ in the Windows search box. Command prompt should pop up as a search result. Right-click on it and select ‘Run as administrator’. When the command prompt window opens, type the following command in it.
chkdsk /f /r
The command will automatically repair the possible faults in the storage of your computer. Restart your device after the execution of the command. You should no longer face the Unknown Hard error on your PC.
2) SFC scan:
An SFC scan is beneficial for scanning the local storage files for any irregularities. It important to ensure that none of the files on your computer remain untapped to get rid of this error. To perform the SFC scan you need to open the Command Prompt window again. Just like before, type in ‘CMD’ in the Windows search box and open the command prompt as an administrator. Type in the following command –
Press the enter key and wait for the scan to execute itself. Restart your computer. The Unknown Hard error should not be a problem for you anymore.
3) Clean Boot:
To perform a clean boot, press the Windows + R button to open the RUN dialog box. When the dialog box opens, type in “msconfig” and run the command. When the command is executed, you will see a small window pop up called ‘System Configuration’. Go to the Services tab and click the ‘Disable all’ button. When you are done with this, close all the tabs and programs and restart your computer. Doing this will greatly impact the performance of your PC upon startup. This will also ensure that a third-party program isn’t causing the Unknown Hard error on your Windows 11 PC.
4) Check the drivers:
Type ‘Device manager’ in the Windows search box and open the first search result. In the Device Manager window, you will see a list of all the drivers installed on your computer. You need to look for yellow caution/warning signs. These signs often tell you about a pending update or problems with the drivers. If you do see a yellow warning sign, click on that driver and take the necessary actions. If you had recently updated any of your drivers, it can also be the reason for the Unknown Hard error. You will have to roll back the troublesome update to fix this issue. Just right-click the updated driver and go to Properties. Switch to the ‘Driver’ tab and select ‘Roll back Driver’. Restart your computer and the problem should not bother you anymore. If it still persists, try the next step.
5) Update Windows:
If you haven’t updated your system software for a long time, updating the system might solve your problem. Type ‘Update’ in the Windows search box and open ‘Check for updates’. You will see a yellow notification icon if there are updates pending on your device. Install the pending updates to solve the Unknown Hard error.