How to run a Disk Check in Windows 7 from Windows Explorer
Running a Disk Check can help repair problems related to bad sectors, lost clusters, cross-linked files, and directory errors. And to run a Disk Check, you should log on as an administrator or as a member of the Administrators group. Or also, you can Disk Check from My Computer or from Windows Explorer. Want to run a Disk Check using Windows Explorer on your Windows 7 PC.
Follow the given below instructions:
- Open ‘My Computer’.
- Right click on the partition that you want to check and then click ‘Properties’.
- Click on the ‘Tools’ tab and under ‘Error-checking’, click ‘Check Now’.
- Make sure the check boxes are unchecked if you want check disk to just scan your hard drive and display any errors.
- If errors are found, select the Automatically fix file system errors check box to repair them without scanning the hard drive for bad sectors.
- To repair errors, locate bad sectors, and recover readable information, select the ‘Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors’ check box.
- Click on ‘Start’ and when you are prompted to schedule disk check at next restart, click on ‘Schedule disk check’.
- Close all the windows and restart your computer.
- When the system restarts disk check would automatically scan your computer for file system errors and bad hard drive sectors.
It is important to note that running a Disk Check take a long time, depending on the total number of folders and files, disk performance, the size of the volume, and system resources.
However, if you are unable to run a Disk Check, it is suggested to check out our video solution given below.
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