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How Do I Check My Disk in Command Prompt

December 07, 2011  |  Difficulty: Easy

how to automatically fix the errors found when you run the chkdsk command.

The classic hard drive is prone to corruption because files are constantly copied to it and stored on it. There are many tools to check the health of your hard disk and restore its functionality. From the command prompt, you can use the “chkdsk” (check disk) command to check the structure of the disk’s content. By default, when you run this command without any extra expansion parameter, it does not automatically fix the errors found. To learn how to resolve this problem and automatically correct errors, follow the instructions below.


  1. Go to “Start >Run” (Win Key + R). Type “cmd” and press the “Enter” key (in Windows® 7 type it in the search box).
  2. The command prompt will launch. Type “chkdsk/F” (e.g. “chkdsk C: /F”) and send the command by pressing the “Enter” key.
  3. CHKDSK will verify your drive, check it for errors, fix them, and then display the results.
  4. Close the Command prompt window.

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