Check & Repair Hard Disk Partition Errors in Windows 10 for Free

Tracy King updated on Sep 14, 2020 to Partition Manager | How-to Articles

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Have hard drive errors, or strange computer behavior, usually caused due to improper or sudden shutdowns, corrupted software, metadata corruption, etc.. When the hard disk cannot function properly, it will influence your work and life profoundly. So it's essential to check and repair hard disk errors. 

Why Need to Check Hard Disk Errors

Why is it necessary to check the hard disk for errors regularly? And what are the exact benefits that we can gain by checking disk? Check for disk error will help prevent unknown hard disk troubles and troubleshoot disk read errors, storage-related errors, and even system boot problems.

And surely, it will significantly optimize computer performance by checking and repair hard disk partition errors in Windows 10 or other Windows OS. Here the following, we'll offer you three major solutions to check and fix hard disk errors under Windows 10 or other Windows systems.

How to Check and Repair Hard Disk Partition Errors with EaseUS Partition Master Free

EaseUS Partition Master Free offers you the simplest solution to check and fix partition errors in Windows 10, 8, or other Windows OS with one-click. Just download and start EaseUS partition management software, locate the hard disk, then run the check file system.

If there are some problems on your hard disk as the error message saying:

  • 'EaseUS partition master found some error on the operating partition'
  • 'EaseUS found there are some errors on the partition'

EaseUS Partition Master will analyze hard drive errors and run repairs automatically. Now, follow the steps below to easily check and repair hard disk with this free partition manager. This method can also be applied to fix USB drive errors or hard drive errors under different Windows systems.

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Step 1: Open EaseUS Partition Master on your computer. Then locate the disk, right-click the partition you want to check, and choose "Check File System".

Check Partition - Step 1

Step 2: In the Check File System window, keep the "Try to fix errors if found" option selected and click "Start".

Check Partition - Step 2

Step 3: The software will begin checking your partition file system on your disk. When it has completed, click "Finish".

Check Partition - Step 3

In addition to hard disk repair, EaseUS Partition Master still provides other one-stop partition and disk management solutions for free. For instances:

  • Resize/move partitions by simple drag and drop without data loss
  • Create, format, delete, and merge partitions as you need
  • Copy and clone disk to another even the target partition is smaller than the source
  • Convert a logical partition to primary or primary partition to logical, FAT to NTFS partition, MBR disk to GPT, or GPT disk to MBR
  • Completely wipe out all the data on the hard disk to prevent information from being leaked or recovered
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To easily optimize disk partitions and improve your computer performance, an ultimate partition management tool is indispensable. Try EaseUS Partition Master to makes it effortless to partition hard drives and take full advantage of your disk space.

How to Run CHKDSK in Windows 10 to Repair a Hard Disk

Windows has a handy feature called CHKDSK (Check Disk) that you can use to check and repair hard drive errors. If you just want to use a simple tool to check partitions instead of a comprehensive disk manager, you can choose to try this utility.

Step 1. Open This PC > right-click the HDD you want to scan > choose "Properties".

Step 2. Under on the Tools tab > click the "Check" button under the Error checking.

Windows hdd error check and repair

Step 3. If your PC thinks everything is running smoothly, it'll show a window stating that you don't need to scan the drive at all. However, if you'd prefer to run a CHKDSK scan, you can proceed by clicking Scan drive as you need.

Step 4. When the scanning finishes, click on the Show Details link to see the Chkdsk log in Event Viewer. 

How to Run Chkdsk to Check and Repair Hard Drive with CMD

You can also initiate and run the CHKDSK process from a command prompt window. But this method requires you to input command lines manually. To avoid problems with the wrong command line, we strongly recommend that non-computer specialists do not use this method.

Note: If you can't boot into Windows 10 to run CHKDSK, fix the UEFI boot issue in Windows 10 with 5+ solutions.

Step 1. Press the Windows key and type cmd.

Step 2. Right-click "Command Prompt" and choose "Run as administrator".

Step 3. Enter the following command:

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"E" means the drive letter of the partition you want to repair.

run chkdsk command in windows 10 command prompt

This option will run CHKDSK to check and repair disk errors in Windows 10. 

If used without parameters, CHKDSK displays only the status of the volume and does not fix any errors. If used with the /f, /r, /x, or /b parameters, it fixes errors on the volume. What do the parameters ( /f /r /x... ) mean? Here are some common CHKDSK parameters and their meanings:

Parameters Details of the Parameters
/f Fixes errors on the disk. The disk must be locked. If CHKDSK cannot lock the drive, a message appears that asks you if you want to check the drive the next time you restart the computer.
/r Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information. The disk must be locked. It includes the functionality of /f, with the additional analysis of physical disk errors.
/x Forces the volume to dismount first, if necessary. All open handles to the drive are invalidated. It also includes the functionality of /f.
/b NTFS only. It clears the list of bad clusters on the volume and rescans all allocated and free clusters for errors. It includes the functionality of /r. Use this parameter after imaging a volume to a new hard disk drive.
/v Displays the name of each file in every directory as the disk is checked.
/scan NTFS only. It runs an online scan on the volume.
/i NTFS only. It performs a less vigorous check of index entries, which reduces the amount of time required to run CHKDSK.
/c NTFS only. It does not check cycles within the folder structure, which reduces the amount of time required to run CHKDSK.


Although three are available methods in all to check and repair hard disk errors on Windows 10/8/7. We highly recommend you use EaseUS free partition management tool for hard drive repair. With 1-click, it can find errors on the operating system partition or other data partitions, and automatically repair them within a short time.

What's more, as described above, EaseUS Partition Master Free also has full-around options to help you redistribute disk space flexibly, convert disk or partition safely, recover deleted or lost partitions effortlessly, and so on.

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EaseUS Partition Master Hard Disk Repair FAQs

The following questions are the hot topics about hard disk check and repair. EaseUS Partition Master offers you the easiest solutions to repairing hard disk and partitions.

How do I fix a partition error?

You can repair errors on partition manually with the way below:

Click This PC, right-click on the drive that you wish to scan, then click Properties. The Properties window for the selected drive will now open. Here, click the Tools tab and then click Check under the Error checking section. Then, wait for the check and repair process to complete.

How do I repair bad sectors using Easeus Partition Master?

Using Easeus Partition Master to repair bad sectors is quite easy:

Step 1. Open EaseUS Partition Master on your computer. Find the disk, right-click the partition you want to check, and choose 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. Wait for the checking process to finish.

Is Easeus Partition Master safe?

"This software is perfectly safe and does what it says. We highly recommend EASEUS over any of the competitors. Customer support from EASEUS is excellent as well. Overall trustworthy and reliable software highly recommended." - from Trustpilot

How do I use Easeus Partition Master to clone a hard drive?

EaseUS Partition Master supports partition and disk clone functions with simple operating steps.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master on your computer, right-click the partition you want to copy, and choose Clone.

Step 2. EaseUS Partition Master will select the unallocated space on your computer as the target partition automatically. Check it and click Next to continue.

Step 3. Then you can adjust the size of the target partition according to your needs. After that, click OK.

Step 4. Click the Execute Operation button in the top-left corner to review the changes, then click Apply to start cloning your partition.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why Choose EaseUS Partition Master?

"I've used Partition Master Professional many times to create, delete, format, move, rename, and resize partitions."PCWorld

"Partitioning tools have come a very long since the days of complicated command line utilities and EASEUS Partition Master is one of the most advanced programs available."TECH ADVISOR

"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."Lifewire

Will the "Migrate OS" feature transfer the Windows system files only or the whole C drive?

To ensure that the migrated system will boot normally, the Migrate OS feature will transfer all the files in the system and the boot partitions. Generally, the boot partition is the C drive so the transfer will include all the files in C.

Does EaseUS Partition Master license apply to multiple computers?

The license of Partition Master Professional and Server editions can be used on 1 computer only, while that for for the Technician and Unlimited editions can be used on multiple machines.

What is the difference between EaseUS Partition Master Trial version and the Free version?

Free is for home users only, with most basic functions available such as partition resize and clone. While trial can help you understand how this product works and test what a full license can do on a business or server OS machine.

Will it cause any data loss after resizing the partition in EaseUS Partition Master?

Generally, it will not cause any data loss or boot issue by resizing a partition. However, in order to protect your data, we suggest that you backup the partition before resizing, in case of any unexpected situations such as power outages, computer hardware failures, etc. You can use EaseUS Todo Backup to backup the partition and its trial version is fully functioned for 30 days.

What should I prepare before resizing the partition?

On the partition that is going to be operated, there might be some files being occupied by other programs. To ensure a successful operation, we suggest that you close all the unnecessary software before resizing that partition. Otherwise, EaseUS Partition Master will detect the partition being locked by the other software and require a reboot to resize the partition under boot mode.

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