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

Abby Haines updated on Sep 23, 2019 to Partition Manager | How-to Articles

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". 

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

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.

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

The 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 to 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 errors in Windows 10/8/7

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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
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