Disk Check Utility in Windows® 7
Read on to know more about the use of Check Disk utility in Windows 7
Windows 7 OS has excellent support for third-party applications/programs and is highly customizable to meet the needs and requirements of end users. There are lots of enhanced features and utilities in the Windows that allows you to maintain the OS and components without using any external programs. The disk defragment utility, disk management windows 7, clean up utility are some of the default utilities provided in the Windows 7 for OS components maintenance and optimization. The disk check utility is a feature that allows you to check for errors and bad sectors on the system hard disk or other storage media. This utility is capable of searching for and repairing/recovering the bad sectors or errors on the system hard disk. The disk check utility in Windows 7 thus plays a major role in keeping up the performance of the system by maintaining the hard drive and minimizing critical drive related errors.
The points discussed below will help you to use the check disk for verifying errors in the system hard disk:
- Default options
- Windows command lines
- Separate software
The Windows 7 provides various options for maintaining the performance of system hard disk and other attached storage devices. The default tools for hard disk management can be accessed by selecting the tools tab in the properties menu of the selected volume/partition of hard disk. The ‘check now’ option in the errors checking menu can be utilized to assign Windows 7 to check for errors on the selected partition at the time of next system startup.
Windows command lines
The Windows command line utility can also be utilized to check the system hard disk for any errors or bad sectors. The command line tool or CMD can be accessed via the Windows 7 start menu by typing in ‘cmd’ as keyword. Inputting the command ‘CHKDSK’ in the command line window will initiate the disk utility in Windows 7. You can also browse through various other options provided by the disk check utility by inputting the command ‘CHKDSK /?’ in the command tool window.
Apart from the default tools and commands offered by the Windows 7 operating system to verify and fix the disk errors using check disk utility, you can also initialize a disk check by installing and making use of separate third-party disk management programs. These third-party disk management programs offer lots of options for maintaining and checking errors in the hard disk. The check disk utility in Windows 7 can be set to check for errors on next system startup from these programs also.
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