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How to Run chkdsk to Check & Repair Drive in Windows 10/8/7

2017-01-03 17:01:34 Posted by Abby Haines to Partition Manager

Summary:
2 ways to repair drive windows 10/8/7: Run chkdsk to check and repair disk, Run EaseUS partition tool to scan and repair disk when chkdsk stuck or failed. Try these solutions when you getting ‘Repair this drive. Windows found errors on this drive that needs to be repaired’ error message.

Disk errors caused by bad sectors, improper shutdowns, bad software, file system corruption, virus attack, etc can do great influence on performance. And sometimes, it comes with the error message: "Repair this drive. Windows found errors on this drive that needs to be repaired. Close this dialog box, and then repair the drive." or "Restart to repair drive errors". While getting these messages, do you know how to check and repair drive for errors? Don’t worry! Here we show you how to manage this job in Windows 10/8/7 in two easy ways.

Two ways to check and repair disk in Windows 10/8/7

Method 1. Run chkdsk to check and repair disk in Windows 10

chkdsk command line is a free built-in hard drive repair software designed for scanning hard drives for errors or corruption and repair them if necessary. So, whenever you find your hard drive performs poorly or Windows asks you to repair drive errors, you can first try run chkdsk to do the job. Here’s how to run how to run chkdsk /f through This PC in Windows 10. 

1. Press Windows Key + X button to bring up the power users menu. 
2. In the power users menu, select the Command Prompt (Admin) option.
3. Click Yes when you are presented with a UAC window requesting permission to launch the Command Prompt as Administrator.
4. In the new Command Prompt window, type chkdsk E: /f /r /x. Here you should replace E with your drive letter.

This option will run chkdsk to check and repair disk errors in Windows 10. The “/f” parameter tells CHKDSK to fix any errors it finds; “/r” tells it to locate the bad sectors on the drive and recover readable information; “/x” forces the drive to dismount before the process starts. And if chkdsk stuck or failed during the hard disk repair process, you may need to try EaseUS partition tool, a third-party disk repair software to complete the job. 

Method 2. Run EaseUS partition tool to scan and repair disk in Windows 10/8/7 when chkdsk stuck or failed

1. Connect your device to PC, launch EaseUS partition software, right-click the device and click "Check partition".

2. Choose the way that you want to use to check and repair disk errors: "Check Partition Properties", "Call Windows Chkdsk" or "Surface Test" and Click "OK" to continue.

3. Let EaseUS partition software automatically check and repair disk errors. And finally click "OK" to finish the process.

Run EaseUS partition tool to scan and repair disk when chkdsk stuck or failed