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Hard drive is the important hard drive in the computer. When the computer gets started, it is common that the running hard drive is slightly heated. But overheating is not good for the hard drive and the data may be lost. In this essay, we will talk about how to fix the overheating hard drive easily.

how to fix overheating hard drive
Part 1: Consequences & Reasons of Overheating Hard Drive
The normal temperature of the working hard drive is between 40℃ and 50℃, up to 70℃. Overheating can cause the data loss of the hard drive. Especially when the hard drive reaches to 100℃, it will be damaged. In addition, the hard drive will be overheated if it runs for a long time. Generally, you don’t need to repeatedly get the computer restarted until you see the warning notification pop up.
All in all, overheating can cause the hard drive to be damaged, crashed, and even the drive data is lost. Do you know why the hard drive is overheated? Here are the possible reasons.
1. Overheated environment. When the external environment is too hot, like 30℃ in Summer, the hard drive is easily overheated. You can clear the host case and turn on the air conditioner/fan to cool down the hard drive physically.
2. Too many running programs. If you launch too many programs, they will take up many CPU resources. That can cause the hard drive to be overheated. You can end up some of the running programs at this situation.
3. Damaged sectors in the hard drive. The hard drive will be overheated if there are too many bad sectors in the hard drive.
4. Virus attack. If the hard drive is attached by the virus, the data will be damaged and lost. What’s more, frequent read-write operations can cause overheating hard drive. You should use the anti-virus software to scan and fix the problems.
5. Damaged fan. If the computer fan doesn’t work, the hard drive will not cool down. Please shut down the computer and change the damaged fan.
Part 2: How to Recover Lost Data from Overheating Hard Drive?
From the above content, we’ve learned about the reasons and the consequences of the overheating hard drive. You can shut down the computer to cool it down. If the data is unfortunately lost, Renee Undeleter is here to help you. Windows and Mac users can easily recover the lost data with the software.

1. What is Renee Undeleter?

Renee Undeleter is the data recovery software. When the users accidentally delete the important files, empty Recycle Bin, or format the disk/drive, the software can retrieve the deleted data. It contains 4 options, namely fast partition scan, whole partition scan, whole disk scan and image creation. These functions can help the users easily recover the lost data.
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2. How to Use Renee Undeleter?

It is easy to recover the lost data with Renee Undeleter. Here are the steps.
Step 1: Download and install Renee Undeleter. Open the software and then get into [Whole Disk Scan].
Note: Please not install the software in the disk that is to be scanned and recovered. Otherwise, the original data of the disk will be overwritten.
select whole disk scan in renee undeleter
Functions of different recovery modes:

  • Fast partition scan: Recover the files after emptying Recycle Bin or deleted by mistake without data backup.
  • Whole partition scan: Scan the whole partition and list all files, especially for the formatted partition or inaccessible issue.
  • Whole disk scan: Scan entire disk to find out all partitions’ information and simulate the partition table.
  • Image creation: Clone a partition image which can be used in case that reading partition is slow or need a backup.
Step 2: Next, select the disk to scan and click on [Next] to go on.
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Step 3: After that, select the partition you want to scan. Wait for the scan and then select the file to be recovered. Then, click on [Recover] to recover the lost files.
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Step 4: Select a destination folder to save the recovered files and finally click on [Recover] to save the files.
recover files from whole disk scan with renee undeleter
When you recover the lost data, you continue to use the following methods to cool down the overheated hard drive.
Part 3: How to Fix Overheating Hard Drive?

1. End Program Task

If you launch too many programs, you can shut down some of them to relief the burden on CPU.
Press the keys [Ctrl + Alt + Delete] to open [Task Manager]. Or right click at the task bar to open. Then, under the [Processes] tab, select the programs and click on [End task] to shut them down.
how to cool down overheating hard drive by ending task

2. Disable Unnecessary Startup Programs

When you get the computer started, some unnecessary programs will run in the background. But they take up the CPU resources and cause the hard drive to be overheated. You can disable some of these startups. Here are the steps.
Right click at the task bar and select [Task Manager]. Switch to the [Start-up] tab. Then, select the unnecessary programs and click on [Disable].

3. Fix Hard Drive Errors

Step 1: Open [This PC]. Right click at the target drive and select [Properties]. Switch to the [Tools] tab, and then click on [Check].
Step 2: Next, in the [Error Checking] window, select [Scan drive] and follow the prompts to fix the drive errors.
TipsBesides, you can use the chkdsk command to fix the bad tracks. Click here to get the tutorial.