Troubleshooting error `1720-SMART Hard Drive detects imminent failure`

Troubleshooting error `1720-SMART Hard Drive detects imminent failure`

Have you encountered the error “1720-Smart Drive Detects Imminent Failure” while booting up your computer? This means that the drive’s built-in status circuits and firmware have determined that the hard drive itself is about to fail. If this happens, you could lose all your files or the hard drive will eventually stop working.

Hard drives are usually designed to last a long time. Not surprisingly, they often outlive the computer in which they are installed and used. However, no matter how perfect these devices may seem, sometimes they can fail, whether due to user abuse or simply poor workmanship. When a hard drive fails, the error message “1720-Smart Drive Detects Imminent Failure” appears when you boot your computer. read more

Troubleshoot: HDR Black Screen After Adjusting the Volume

Troubleshoot: HDR Black Screen After Adjusting the Volume

In Windows 10, you can play HDR (High Dynamic Range) content on an HDR10-enabled built-in display or an external monitor (or TV) connected to your computer.

HDR is a technology designed to improve the contrast and color of the content you see on the screen. Unlike standard dynamic range (SDR), the high dynamic range provides brighter, richer colors and a wider range of detail for better image quality in supported videos, games, and applications.

While HDR technology works easily on powerful smart TVs, it doesn’t work as well on desktops and laptops running Windows 10. You have to make sure your device meets the minimum requirements. You’ll have to manually enable HDR on the screen and in the operating system, and you may run into several problems. read more

Fixed: Can’t find a camera that is compatible with Windows Hello

Fixed: Can't find a camera that is compatible with Windows Hello

Windows Hello allows users to log in with their face using a webcam. However, when this feature suddenly stops working, it can be a serious problem for some users. When users try to log in, they get the error message “We could not find a camera that is compatible with Windows Hello Face.” This usually means that your device is no longer compatible with Windows Hello Face.

If this problem also bothers you, keep in mind that your Windows Hello compatible webcam is no longer recognized. This can be a serious problem. And if you don’t know what to do next, we’re here to help. We’ll offer you ways to solve the problem. So, let’s find out what to do if your Windows Hello-compatible camera is not found. read more

Resolve the DiskPart “No fixed disks to show” error

DiskPart "No fixed disks to show" error

If you get an error message that when you use DiskPart in Windows 10/8/7, your hard drive cannot be mapped, this article will help you solve the problem. This usually happens when the computer cannot detect a connected hard drive. If the primary drive is damaged, the computer may not boot at all. The same can happen with a USB drive or an external storage device. This article will show you how to fix this error.

If you are also experiencing this error, here are some troubleshooting tips to help you fix the DiskPart error `No disks are showing` in Windows. read more