A corrupted or damaged hard drive can cause long loading screens, game lockups, crashes, and performance issues. Try the troubleshooting steps below to diagnose and repair hard drive issues.

If these steps do not resolve the issue, you may need to take the computer to a computer repair specialist to have the hardware issue resolved.

Run ScanDisk and Disk Defragmenter regularly to keep system file management at peak performance. Make sure you have closed all background applications, as they may cause issues.

The Disk Utility can be used to diagnose and repair corrupted hard drive sectors.