|#1. Run Disk Check in Properties
|Step 1. Open the File Explorer tab and click on This PC. Locate the system disk, right-click on the HDD/SSD...Full steps
|#2. Run CHKDSK Command via CMD
|Step 1. Press the Windows key, type cmd in the search box, and right-click on Command Prompt to select Run...Full steps
|#3. Run SFC Command
|Step 1. Search for cmd in the Windows search box. From the displayed results, locate Command Prompt...Full steps
|#4. Run EaseUS Partition Master
|Step 1. Open EaseUS Partition Master on your computer. Then, locate the disk, right-click the partition you want to check...Full steps
Complete Guide to Check and Fix Disk Error in Windows 11 - EaseUS
Are you looking to check disk errors in Windows 11? Is your computer exhibiting any of the following errors?
- Disk or storage device suddenly becomes inaccessible
- Windows report errors were detected on the target disk
- The storage device or hard drive volumes do not display as average volumes, such as unknown, raw, etc.
If yes, you might need a guide on checking and fixing disk errors in Windows 11. We have compiled the best methods for you. They are practical, easy to follow and work on the older version of Windows.
How Do I Check Disk Errors in Windows 11?
Check out the following four practical methods to check and fix disk errors in Windows 11.
- 1. Run Disk Check in Properties in Windows 11
- 2. Run CHKDSK Command Using CMD in Windows 11
- 3. Run SFC Command Using CMD in Windows 11
- 4. Run Third-Party Disk Checker Software to Fix Disk Errors Windows 11
Before explaining each one, we encourage users to be careful when using either Method 2 or Method 3. Both are pretty technical and best for experts. However, all the methods have been tested to be effective.
Running Disk Check on your Windows 11 computer is relatively easy. See how to run CHKDSK to check disk errors in Windows 11.
Step 1. Open the File Explorer tab and click on This PC. Locate the system disk, right-click on the HDD/SSD, and select Properties.
Step 2. A properties window should open with heading tabs like Security, Previous Versions, Quota, and Sharing. Find the Tools tab and click on it. Next, click on the Check option under “Error-checking”.
Step 3. Choose Scan drive to find disk errors in Windows 11. Don’t worry, you can continue to use the disk during the scan.
Step 4. When the scan completes, select Show Details to view the CHKDSK activities under Event Viewer.
Another alternative to check and fix disk errors in Windows 11 is to run the CHKDSK command via CMD. It is an effective method to fix unknown, inaccessible, RAW, or other disk errors. You enter the designated command lines and wait for the process to complete.
Step 1. Press the Windows key, type cmd in the search box, and right-click on Command Prompt to select Run as administrator.
Step 2. The command prompt should open. Enter the following command and hit Enter.
chkdsk [drive letter]: /f /r /x
Replace the "drive letter" with the specific name of the targeted HDD/SSD.
Step 3. You might encounter a message like the above if Windows runs on the targeted disk. Type Y to accept running CHKDSK on the next system boot and restart the computer.
Step 4. Wait for CHKDSK to finish running, and restart the computer again.
SFC stands for System File Checker. It is a pre-installed tool to check disk errors in Windows 11 and lesser Windows versions. The SFC command searches for missing or corrupted files. It locates their Windows image and replaces them.
See how to run the SFC command to repair and fix disk errors in Windows 11.
Step 1. Search for cmd in the Windows search box. From the displayed results, locate Command Prompt and right-click to Run as administrator.
Step 2. Select Yes on the following prompt, and the Command Prompt will open.
Step 3. From the command prompt window, type sfc /scannow and press Enter.
Step 4. Wait till the process gets to 100%. You should get one of these messages: (a) "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations”, (b) "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them", or (c) "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.” You can then close the command prompt and restart the computer.
Step 5. Options A and B mean everything is fine. You can close the command prompt and restart your computer. Otherwise, option C entails you:
- 1. Run SFC scan again.
- 2. Use Deployment Image Servicing and Management Tool (DISM) to fix errors with the disk image.
- 3. Restore your computer.
- 4. Reset your Windows 11 computer.
EaseUS Partition Master is a perfect alternative tool that fully replaces CHKDSK and Disk Checking features in checking and fixing disk errors in Windows 11. Asides from the disk checking function, it also performs other uses like resize, format, wipe, or create a new disk partition.
Get started today by visiting the official page to download and follow the guide below to check and fix errors in Windows 11.
Step 1. Open EaseUS Partition Master on your computer. Then, locate the disk, right-click the partition you want to check, and choose "Advanced" > "Check File System".
Step 2. In the Check File System window, keep the "Try to fix errors if found" option selected and click "Start".
Step 3. The software will begin checking your partition file system on your disk. When it completes, click "Finish".
That's it! We have considered four ways to check and fix disk errors in Windows 11. You can run the Disk Checker via the Command Prompt or Windows properties. The methods also work on other Windows versions as well.
There is also another alternative that we recommend to do a hard disk health check and fix disk errors via the EaseUS Partition Master. It is an automatic process to repair and check disk errors in Windows 11. It is easy to use.
How Can We Help You
About the Author
Tracy became a member of the EaseUS content team in 2013. Being a technical writer for over 10 years, she is enthusiastic about sharing tips to assist readers in resolving complex issues in disk management, file transfer, PC & Mac performance optimization, etc., like an expert.
I love that the changes you make with EaseUS Partition Master Free aren't immediately applied to the disks. It makes it way easier to play out what will happen after you've made all the changes. I also think the overall look and feel of EaseUS Partition Master Free makes whatever you're doing with your computer's partitions easy. Read More
Partition Master Free can Resize, Move, Merge, Migrate, and Copy disks or partitions; convert to local, change label, defragment, check and explore partition; and much more. A premium upgrade adds free tech support and the ability to resize dynamic volumes. Read More
It won't hot image your drives or align them, but since it's coupled with a partition manager, it allows you do perform many tasks at once, instead of just cloning drives. You can move partitions around, resize them, defragment, and more, along with the other tools you'd expect from a cloning tool. Read More