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How to run a Disk Check in Windows 7 using the Command Prompt

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Running a Disk Check can significantly help you check the integrity of disks and correct different kinds of common errors on NTFS, FAT 32, and FAT 16 drives. However, it is important to note that Disk Check can’t repair corrupted data in the files. You can run Disk Check from the command line or through a graphical interface. Thinking how you can run a Disk Check using the Command Prompt in your Windows 7 PC?

Follow the below given instructions:

Step 1: Click on ‘Start’ and then on the search bar type ‘cmd’.

Step 2: Right click on ‘cmd.exe’ and then click ‘Run as administrator’.

Step 3: On the ‘User Account Control’ window, click ‘Yes’

Step 4: Type ‘chkdsk’ and press ‘Enter’, if you want check disk to just scan your computer and display the error messages.

Step 5: If files system errors or bad hard drive sectors are detected, type ‘chkdsk(space)c:/r’ and press ‘Enter’ on your keyboard for check disk to attempt to fix them.

Step 6: When you are prompted to schedule check disk for the next system restart, type ‘Y’ and press ‘Enter’.

Step 7: Close the command prompt and restart your computer.

Step 8: When the system restarts disk check would automatically scan your computer for file system errors and bad hard drive sectors.

Still having problem while running Disk Check? Don’t worry! Go through our comprehensive solution video given below.

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