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How to Fix Disk Errors with Check Drive Tool in Windows 10

When you find your hard drive doesn't work properly, and make computer runs slower, you should run scan disk tool to check for error, this operation can help you fix some computer performance issues. This article will show you how to use check drive tool to fix errors in Windows 10.

How to Check for Drive Security in Control Panel

Step 1: Open the Control Panel by pressing Win+X, and P on keyboard.

Step 2: In Control Panel, click on System and Security > Security and Maintenance.

Security and Maintenance

Step 3: Click to expand Maintenance, and go to Drive status to check the current health status of your drives. In this example, it is OK.


Tip: If any issues were found, they would be listed there and there will be an option to scan the drive.

Part 2: How to Fix Disk Errors with Check Drive Tool

Drive errors can usually be caused by bad sectors, improper shutdowns, bad soft-ware, corruption, physical damage, etc. To keep data safe, check for drive error is essential work. Here's how:

Check Drive for Errors using Drive Tools in Properties

Step 1: Open This PC in Windows Explorer. Right-click on a hard disk drive that you want to scan, and click on Properties.

Step 2: Click on the Tools tab, and click on the Check button under the Error checking section.

Scan drive

Step 3: You can now Scan drive if wanted or Repair drive if errors found.

Disk error checking

Step 4: It's starting to scanning, when the scan has finished, click Close windows.

Drive error checking tool

Option 2: Fix Drive Errors using chkdsk in Command Prompt

Here is how to run check disk to check for and fix Disk Errors:

Step 1: Open an elevated Command Prompt by pressing Win+X , and A key on keyboard.

Open command prompt as administration

Step 2: In the command prompt window, type chkdsk c: /f /r command and press Enter key.

Run chkdsk command

CHKDSK is the short of Check Disk
C: is the drive letter you want to check
/F means fix disk errors
/R stands for recover information from bad sectors.

Step 3: When it prompts with "Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)". Answer Yes to that question by pressing the Y key on keyboard and press Enter.

Check for drive errors

Step 4: Restart your computer. After restarting, the disk checking operation should start.

Check for disk errors with chkdsk