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4 Ways to Run Disk Error Checking in Windows 10

4 Ways to Run Disk Error Checking in Windows 10: Once in a while running Disk Error checking ensures that your drive doesn’t have performance issues or drive errors which are caused by bad sectors, improper shutdowns, corrupt or damaged hard disk etc. Disk error checking is nothing but Check Disk (Chkdsk) which checks for any errors in the hard drive. Now there are different ways for running Disk Check in Windows 10 and today in this tutorial we are going to see what are the 4 Ways to Run Disk Error Checking in Windows 10.

4 Ways to Run Disk Error Checking in Windows 10

4 Ways to Run Disk Error Checking in Windows 10

Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: Run Disk Error Checking in Windows 10 using Drive Tools

1.Press Windows Key + E to open File Explorer then navigate to “This PC“.

2.Right-click on the drive which you want to run the error checking and select Properties.

properties for check disk

3.Switch to Tools tab then click on “Check” button under Error checking.

error checking

4.Now you can Scan drive or Repair drive (if errors are found).

Now you can Scan drive or Repair drive (if errors are found)

5.After you click Scan drive, it will take some time to scan the drive for errors.

After you click Scan drive, it will take some time to scan the drive for errors

Note: While the Disk Error Checking is running, it best to leave the PC idle.

5.Once the scan is finished you can click on “Show details” link to see the Chkdsk scan results in Event Viewer.

Once the scan is finished you can click on Show details

6.Click Close once you’re finished and close Event Viewer.

Method 2: Run Disk Error Checking in Windows 10 using Command Prompt

1.Press Windows Key + X then select Command Prompt (Admin).

command prompt admin

2.Type the following command into cmd and hit Enter:

chkdsk C: /f /r /x

run check disk chkdsk C: /f /r /x

Note: Replace C: with the drive letter on which you want to run Check Disk. Also, in the above command C: is the drive on which we want to run check disk, /f stands for a flag which chkdsk the permission to fix any errors associated with the drive, /r let chkdsk search for bad sectors and perform recovery and /x instructs the check disk to dismount the drive before beginning the process.

3. You can also substitute the Switches which are /f or /r etc. To know more about switches type the following command into cmd and hit Enter:

CHKDSK /?

chkdsk help commands

4.Wait for the command to finish checking the disk for errors then restart your PC.

Method 3: Run Disk Error Checking in Windows 10 using Security and Maintenance

1.Type security in Windows Search then click on Security and Maintenance from the Search result.

Type security in Windows Search then click on Security and Maintenance

2.Expand Maintenance then under Drive status see the current health of your drives.

Expand Maintenance then under Drive status see the current health of your drives

3.If any issues are found with your hard disk drives then you will see an option to scan the drive.

4.Just click on Scan to run disk error checking and let it run until the scan is complete.

5.Restart your PC to save changes.

Method 4: Run Disk Error Checking in Windows 10 using PowerShell

1.Type powershell in Windows Search then right-click on PowerShell from the search result and select Run as Administrator.

2.Now type one of the following command into PowerShell and hit Enter:

To scan and repair the drive (equivalent to chkdsk): Repair-Volume -DriveLetter drive_letter
To scan the volume offline and fix any errors found (equivalent to chkdsk /f): Repair-Volume -DriveLetter drive_letter -OfflineScanAndFix
To scan the volume without attempting to repair it (equivalent to chkdsk /scan): Repair-Volume -DriveLetter drive_letter -Scan
To take the volume briefly offline and then fixes only issues that are logged in the $corrupt file (equivalent to chkdsk /spotfix): Repair-Volume -DriveLetter drive_letter -SpotFix

Note: Substitute “drive_letter” in the above command with the actual drive letter you want.

To scan and repair the drive (equivalent to chkdsk)

3.Close PowerShell restart your PC to save changes.

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That’s it you have successfully learned How to Run Disk Error Checking in Windows 10 but if you still have any queries regarding this post then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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Aditya Farrad

Aditya is a self-motivated information technology professional and has been a technology writer for the last 7 years. He covers Internet services, mobile, Windows, software, and How-to guides.

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