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Run CHKDSK using Command Prompt

Discussion in 'General Tips and Tricks' started by Rustys, Jul 21, 2016.

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  1. Rustys

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    To perform a CHKDSK scan VIA the Command Pompt

    NOTE: To be used on NON SSD Drives.

    Chkdsk Start.png

    1. Click the Start button.

    2. Type cmd in the box

    3. Right click on CMD to bring up the short cut menu.

    4. Select Run as Administrator

    A User Account Control window will come up click Yes.

    UAC CMD.png

    To access the Administrator Command Prompt for Windows 8 and 10

    Press the Windows Key + X

    Winky plus X.jpeg

    Select Command Prompt (Admin)

    Once the Command Prompt screen appears.

    Command Prompt.png

    Type the following command in.

    Code:
    CHKDSK X: /F /R
    Replace X with the drive letter you are wanting to scan.

    /F Fixes errors on the Disk.
    /R Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information.

    CHKDSK FR Y.png

    Press Y for yes to run after the system restarts.

    NOTE: Depending on the sized of the drive this could take a few minutes to hours to complete.

    Once the systems next boot it will run CHKDSK. After it has completed it will reboot one more time and then load Windows
     
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