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How To Check Disk For Errors With CHKDSK in Windows 7

If ever you suspect that there is something wrong on your hard drive, you can check your disk using CHKDSK a Windows 7 disk checking tool. CHKDSK scans your hard drive for errors and makes your computer performance improve by making sure your HDD has no errors.

Running CHKDSK on your computer may take time depending on your hard drive capacity, run chkdsk when you don’t need to use your computer for the moment.

To Run CHKDSK In Windows 7

To run CHKDSK in Windows 7, lunch My Computer and right click on the drive you want to check then select Properties on the context menu.

On the Local Disk Properties window, select Tools tab and click on Check now button to run check disk on your local drive.

On the Check Disk Local Disk window you have two option that you can select, by default the “Automatically fix file system errors” is checked, leave this option as is so that chkdsk will automatically find and repair physical error on the hard drive. If you want to check for any bad sectors on your hard drive check the “Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors“. Checking the “Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors” will take longer to complete but it’s worth it if you suspect a bad sector in your hard disk drive. Click on Start button to continue.

If you see this message when you click on the Start button it means that the disk you are trying to check is in use and ask you to schedule a scan. Click on the Schedule disk check button to run chkdsk when you reboot or restart your PC.

When you power on or restart your computer chkdsk will now check your disk, wait for chkdsk to complete. After chkdsk competed checking your drive for errors, chkdsk will continue to load windows.


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