Hello everybody! This video is about how to check your hard
disk for errors and correct them in Windows 10. You should do it if you have doubts that your
hard disk started working in a wrong way. For example, the computer is slow to start
or shut down, there are sudden system restarts, freezing when it works with files and so on. You don’t have to install any other programs
– all you need is already in your system. To scan the system disk for errors and fix
them (in a Windows operating system) you should execute the command chkdsk in the command
prompt started as administrator. The command chkdsk works only with disks formatted
in an NTFS or FAT32 system. To do it, right-click on the Start menu and
click on Command Prompt (Administrator). Then enter the command chksk and the drive
letter for the disk you want to check for errors (in my case, that is disk C). Then you should enter the parameter /f which
makes errors to be fixed automatically, and the parameter /r which checks damaged sectors
and tries to recover information. Press Enter. As we are checking a hard disk currently used
by the system, we get this message: “Cannot lock the current drive. Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in
used by another process.” Type Y, press Enter and see this message:
“This volume will be checked the next time the system restarts.” After that, go to the Start menu and restart
the PC. Don’t touch anything on your keyboard, and
now you can see this in the next window: “Scanning and repairing drive (C:) “. It means that the command chkdsk is working
and you should just wait for the process to be completed. Scanning and correcting errors can take up
quite a long time. After the process is over, you will see statistics
on the scanned data, found errors and damaged sectors. To check an external disk, a memory card or
a USB drive you can use a Windows utility. To do it, go to This PC, right-click on the
necessary disk (in my case, this is disk E) and select Properties. In the Tools tab, click on Check. In my case, Windows 10 tells me a disk scan
is not required, but you can force such check by clicking on Scan and repair drive. Do it and wait until the scanning is over. In my case, Windows has found no errors. Also, you can use the command chkdsk to check
an external disk, a memory card or a USB drive. When you do it, these drives are not used
by the system, so you won’t have to restart the PC. Thank you for your attention and good luck. If you liked this video, click the Like button
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How to Check Your Hard Disk for Errors and Fix Them in Windows 10 🔎🛠️🗄️

5 thoughts on “How to Check Your Hard Disk for Errors and Fix Them in Windows 10 🔎🛠️🗄️

  • December 27, 2017 at 1:17 pm
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    Watch how to check your hard disk for errors and fix them in Windows 10. Did you like the video? Click Like button and subscribe to Hetman Software channel. We will be glad to answer any questions in comments.

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  • March 21, 2018 at 10:26 am
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    I tried to scan and repair my external hdd which became really slow for some reason. The Error checking dialogue box displays time required for completion, the problem is that the time keeps increasing, I've been waiting and it now says it'll take about more 3 days to fix it and it's still increasing

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  • April 18, 2018 at 12:54 am
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    That's all fine and good, but the Windows scan gives an error that the drive can't be scanned, then turns right around and tells me to scan the drive for errors….then what?

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  • November 8, 2019 at 11:46 pm
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    when i scan for repair it gets stuck, what do i do

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  • December 23, 2019 at 8:57 pm
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    i know this video is a bit old but maybe you can help me. I tried to download a game to my second HDD and i got a disk write error and now it cant do anything with the hard drive. if i scan/repair i just get a error and i cant format it or anything.

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