The hard disk of a computer starts getting damaged due to a wide array of things, like unwanted system shutdowns, metadata going corrupt, corrupted softwares etc over the time. Basically, you never want a slow and bad hard drive. In that case, what to do? Basically, every few days you can always check the hard drive for some errors and try to fix. So, Microsoft has introduced a utility on the Operating System of Window and the name of the utility is CHKDSK or check disk. It also called the “disk error checking utility”. Basically, the CHKDSK is universal for several versions of Windows.
The CHKDSK of the Windows 10 is built in on it. Basically, the error checking utility is slightly different in Windows 10. But the process is very simple and easier. Generally, there are so many ways to run the CHKDSK in the Windows 10, but today we will discuss the top four ways among them.
What is CHKDSK?
The check disk or CHKDSK is one type of command run utility which is basically used to check the disks in your system. Generally, the elevated command prompt is used for starting the check disk of a hard drive. We know that there are lots of files, folders, and documents in your computer and the CHKDSK can help you to gather information about those files. CHKDSK or check disk can also work on the drives which are present in the USB cards or pen drive. Basically, it is worked when you connect the pen drive or USB with your computer. If any malware is found in your system or you can not eject the removal drive then might be some errors in your system. In that case, CHKDSK is ready to repair and fix those errors on your system.
How to run CHKDSK?
So, we have already discussed the CHKDSK of Windows 10. Now, we are going to discuss, how to run the CHKDSK in your system. Although, there are so many methods to execute the CHKDSK, here we will discuss the top four simple and easiest process briefly. So, if you are a Windows 10 user, then you need to follow the methods carefully. The top four methods are,
Process 01. “Run Check Disk Windows 10 from Partition Property”
In this step, you have to give a right click on the “Windows Start menu” and go to “Disk Management”. When the “Disk Management” will open to you, then you can choose the drive which you want to check and give a right-click on it and select the property for checking. After that, if the system will so any errors, then it will ask you for checking the disk and if there is no error, then a message will be shown to you. After that, you have to click the “scan drive” and the window will show a message. If there is any error then you have to start the computer again for fixing and if there is an error found then just select the close option to exit.
Process 02. “CHKDSK Windows 10 with Elevated Command Prompt”
This is another important method that you should try. At first, you have to type “cmd” in Cortana of Windows 10 and open “Run as administrator”. In the command prompt section, you need to write CHKDSK *: /f and press the enter key to continue. Basically, this CHKDSK command is used to scan the computer drive for errors and solve those errors. After that, exit from the Command prompt.
Process 03. “Run the Check Disk Windows 10 from Installation Disc/USB drive”
If you do not get any proper solution after applying previous methods then you have to follow this process. The reinstallation of the USB drive is easy and simple. At first, you have to insert the USB drive with your computer and then you should change the BIOS sequence for booting from the USB drive. After that, you need to choose the language and give a click on the next option. Then, you need to select the “repair your computer” option and select “troubleshoot” on the page. After doing this, you have to click the “Command Prompt” on the Advanced options page. When the Command prompt will open to you, then you just follow the process 2 for executing. Because the rest of the process is the same.
Process 04. “Run CHKDSK in Windows 10 using This PC”
This is another simple method to solve the problem and run the check disk. In this process, you need the help of “This PC”. At first, you have to open the “File Explorer” on the computer and choose “This PC” option. Then you need to give a right-click on the hard disk drive. In the hard disk drive, you have to perform CHKDSK and choose the properties option. In the “properties dialog box,” you have to choose the tools menu. When the tools menu will open then you can see an Error checking option which is saying “This option will check the drive for the file system errors”. Now, you have to click the check option from here for starting the CHKDSK process of Window 10. After that, if you see “You don’t need to scan this drive” is showing to you then you need to select scan drive option. Now, the process is almost done and you have to restart your computer and run the Windows 10 and in this way can run the CHKDSK or check disk in your system.
So, these are the top four methods which we have discussed. If you are a Windows 10 user then you can easily understand the processes. Hope, the entire article is helpful to you and you can easily run the CHKDSK and solve any kind of problems related to your hard drive. If you have any doubt or any valuable questions, then you can leave your message in the comments section. We will surely give you positive replies to everything that you will put forward.