Definition of hard error in US English:

hard error


  • An error or hardware fault causing failure of a program or operating system, especially one that gives no option of recovery.

    • ‘If there are bad sectors or hard errors, it is usually covered under the hard drive manufacturer's warranty.’
    • ‘These defects cause soft errors where data loss is recoverable, and hard errors where data loss is irrecoverable.’
    • ‘A number of times recently we've seen discussions about how to disable hard error popups in a kernel driver.’
    • ‘In a preferred embodiment, the invention provides a method for determining soft and hard errors in memory.’
    • ‘If you have a large number of hard errors on your disk, you will probably need to replace your hard drive.’


hard error

/ˈˌhärd ˈerər//ˈˌhɑrd ˈɛrər/