Chkdsk Command Guide To Fix Common Hard Disk Errors

The chkdsk command is command prompt used for recovering or repairing a specific drive. It also used to repair, recover or detect data on a hard drive or disk.

Chkdsk command

The chkdsk command is the ultimate test to detect a damage or malfunctioning hard disk. The command is available on the Windows7, 8, 10, vista and XP operating systems. Also on MS-DOS.

Fix The Following With Chkdsk Command

The command can be used to fix familiar windows errors including the following.

  • 0x00000024
  • Blue screen error
  • boot.ini error
  • Corrupt NTOSKRNL.EXE
  • 0x0000007B windows error
  • 0xc0000001 for the Windows Vista computer
  • 0xc000014C for the Windows 8 computer

Common Hard disk problems

  • Faulty sectors
  • Lost data
  • directory malfunctions

Guide To Use The Chkdsk Command

To use the chkdsk command, use the following guide.

Method 1: From File Explorer

  • Launch the File Explorer
  • Click on this PC to the right
  • Right-click on the disk
  • Scroll down and click on properties
  • Click on the tools tab
  • Then click on press Check on the error checking tab. The scanning process few minutes.

A message will be shown “Your drive was successful”. Press show details to view the total disk space and detected error if any.

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Method 2: From Command Prompt

Launching the command prompt screen varies with the version of Windows operating system

  • Go to the windows search box
    • Window 7(press the start key locate the search dialog box)
    • Windows 8 or 8.1 (Press the Windows and C  to open the search dialog box)
    • Windows 10 (Press the Windows key then select the search menu)
  • Type cmd in the search box
  • Right click on chkdsk
  • Run as administrator
  • The command prompt will automatically appear.

Chkdsk command prompt includes.

/f – To fix the errors on the disk

/r- Recover readable data on the bad section on a drive.

/x  This command dismounts the disk before a scan begins.

Chkdsk command is one of the most powerful self-repair skills you can have in your arsenal. Because it fixes everyday issues that usually will cost you some bucks.