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.
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.
- 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.
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.