Hello! Today we are going to show you how to check the disk in Windows 10. In fact, we will use the chkdsk tool. Which allows you to correct errors on the hard disk. In addition, it is an application of the operating system itself. Moreover, this tool can be used with a graphical interface or through PowerShell. Windows 10 periodically scans the system for hard disk damage. It also tries to repair them. However, you can use the application in specific cases. For example, if you think there is some kind of hard disk damage. And the system did not notice it.
How to check hard disk errors in graphic mode.
There are situations that cause damage to the hard disk. For example, shutting down the system incorrectly. There are also problems caused by a corrupted program or application data. Well, chkdsk can solve most of these issues. Let’s see how to do it. First, open the file explorer. Let’s see how to do it. First, open the file explorer. Then, click on This PC. As a result, you will see the hard disks. Next, right-click on the drive you want to check. Finally, click on Properties.
The Properties window will be displayed immediately. Then click on the Tools tab. Finally, select Check to start searching for and correcting errors.
Afterwards, the wizard will most likely indicate that it did not get any errors. Therefore, no further examination is necessary. However, you can order a manual check.
Scanning of the unit will begin immediately. Please note that this may take from a few seconds to a few minutes. Depending on the type of hard drive being scanned.
Finally, it will show you the results. It will most likely indicate that it has found no errors. Otherwise, it will ask you to reboot the system or schedule a reboot. So that when Windows restarts, it can proceed to fix the errors found.
How to check disk in Windows using PowerShell
We can also do this task from PowerShell. Even from the Command Prompt. However, the tool must be run with administrator privileges. With this intention, press the Win+X combination. Then select the corresponding option:
Then use the following command: chkdsk /f C: which is used to analyze and correct possible errors on the disk. Please note that you can substitute C: depending on which disk you want to analyze. After running, you will see a warning window. This is because the command cannot be executed while the hard disk is in use. Therefore, you are asked to schedule the check for the next reboot. If you press Yes, then the disk will be checked for errors at the next Windows restart.
Finally, we have seen how to check the disk in Windows 10. Some tips that can correct certain errors in the system. See you soon!