Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) is an error detection code which identifies any changes that have occurred to RAW data. So when there is a bad spot on the hard drive’s media, CRC error occurs.
Here are a few reasons for CRC error:
- Registry corruption
- Interruptions while installing any program
- Cluttered hard drive
- Bad sectors on hard disk
- Presence of virus or malware on the drive
Some of the causes for Data Error Cyclic Redundancy Check were listed. So the next step is to fix the error. there are various methods by which CRC error can be resolved. Here are some of the techniques:
Method 1: Using Check Disk Utility
You can use the built-in Check Disk utility to fix any system errors. It can also eliminate bad sectors.
- Select the appropriate drive to be checked, right click and select Properties from context menu
- In Properties window, select Tools tab
- In Tools tab, under Error-checking click on Check button
- In the next window, select Automatically fix file system errors and Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors options and click Start
- Now wait till you get a dialog box which states that Your device or disk was successfully scanned
Method 2: Using CHKDSK command
- Bring up the Run window, type cmd to get Command Prompt window
- In Command Prompt window, type chkdsk /fx: and hit Enter (replace letter x with the drive letter)
- Wait for the scan to complete. Once finished, you can see the report and restart your system
This should fix CRC error. However, if you haven’t been able to fix the error using these 2 methods, then the next thing is to format the drive to remove the error. But formatting erases all data present in the drive. If you have lost data after formatting data, then you can use Data Recovery tool to get back your files. You can also recover data from failed hard drive, crashed drive, repartitioned the drive, RAW hard disk, inaccessible drive, etc., with this software. Data from deleted, lost, or corrupted partitions can also be restored in just a short while.