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How to Use CHKDSK to Fix the Corruption Problem Windows 10

Updated on Dec 28, 2018 by Jean to Resource


Having a corrupted micro SD card, damaged hard drive, virus infected USB pen drive? You can easily use chkdsk command to repair or fix the corruption problem in Windows 10. Do not forget to download EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover data from corrupted hard drive, flash disk or memory card.

Error: use chkdsk to fix the corruption problem

"Unable to shrink OS volume because volume is corrupted. An error appeared saying 'the volume you have selected to shrink is corrupted. Use CHKDSK to fix the corruption problem, and then try to shrink the volume again.' So, how to open chkdsk and use the command to fix corrupted drive problem?"

CHKDSK in Windows 10:

CHKDSK, also chkdsk.exe, is a Windows utility that can be used to fix various file system errors that led to corruption problems in hard drive, external USB flash drive, pen drive or memory card.

You have multiple choices to run CHKDSK in Windows 10, including from Command Prompt, My Computer and installation disc.

How to open CHKDSK in Windows 10 from Command Prompt

We only give an instruction to run the utility in Windows 10 from Command Prompt here, it's the most direct way to open it. To begin with, bring your corrupted disk drive and make sure that it has correctly connected to a Windows PC. Remember its drive letter. Let's assume that your corrupted disk is showing as drive G: in File Explorer.

Step 1. Next to the Windows Start menu, in the 'Search Windows' box, type cmd.

Step 2. On the search result, right-click on the Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.

Step 3. Click Yes on the prompt warning. Now, cmd.exe is running.

How to use CHKDSK to fix corruption problem in Windows 10

You're supposed to use chkdsk/f, chkdsk/r, chkdsk/x to do the repair. Take a glance at each command and its meaning.

chkdsk/f is running to fix any found errors;
chkdsk/r is running to locate for bad sectors and recover any readable information;
chkdsk/x is running to force the volume you're about to check to be dismounted before the utility begins a scan.

So, to fix a corrupted micro SD card or repair a damaged hard drive by using chkdsk, you should copy the command below and then paste it to the command.exe window you just launched. Hit Enter and there you go.

chkdsk (drive letter) /f /r /x

For example: chkdsk G: /f /r /x

How to Recover Data Deleted by CHKDSK

Don't despair when you can't access data in a hard drive with corruption problems. The offered CHKDSK guide should help you fix it alright.

If CHKDSK removed important data on the drive when it's working, download this third-party free data recovery software called EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover deleted data as much as possible.

To recover deleted data:

First, choose a location to scan
Second, quickly display the deleted data
Third, preview data and then recover

Let's learn the detailed steps:

Step 1. Choose a location

Just make it clear where the data was deleted. Choose this drive and click the Scan button.

select a location

Step 2. Check the quick scan result

It takes several minutes for the software to find deleted contents, and it will put the result in "Deleted files". You can recover the deleted data as soon as it appears in the result.

select data and click recover

Step 3. Preview data and recover

A double-click on a file allows you to preview. Select the wanted data and click "Recover".

scan deleted data