hard error(redirected from hard errors)
hard error[′härd ′er·ər]
Any error that results from malfunctioning of hardware, including storage devices and data transmission equipment.
hard error(1) A permanent, unrecoverable error such as a disk read error or circuit malfunction. Contrast with soft error.
(2) A category of errors that requires user intervention, including disk read errors, disk not ready (no disk in drive) and printer not ready (out of paper).