Bizarre hard disk problem
Posted on 2016-11-07
A client of mine dropped her Windows 10 laptop about 4 inches last week. The laptop appears to run properly, but - bizarrely - the newest files on the laptop are from last March, over 7 months ago!
I wasn't there when the drop occurred, but saw it a day later - after another person in her office attempted to troubleshoot, so I don't know what they might have done.
The laptop was off the domain in a remote office when the drop occurred, so I took the laptop to the main office and logged onto the domain - just in case, and no recent files reappeared.
A quick check of the drive reveals some bad sectors, so I did tell her that it is possible this is not related to the drop, but that the drive might already have been defective.
Anyone ever heard of such a strange failure?