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CHKDSK (“check disk”) has been a useful hard disk scanning and repair utility over 30 years with Windows. Even the latest Microsoft OS users use the CHKDSK command to examine the status of their hard disc and fix any error it finds.

Checking your computer’s hard disk for errors can be really helpful in keeping your PC running smoothly. If you’re a Windows 10 user and looking for ways to run CHKDSK in Windows 10 machine, this guide will show you some of the easiest ways to do this. Let’s start.

CHKDSK in Windows 10

How to Run CHKDSK Command in Windows 10?

There are three easy ways to run a CHKDSK command in Windows 10. Here are they:

1. Run CHSDSK process through This PC

According to many users, you can simply run CHKDSK through This PC folder in File Explore. Here’s how

  • Open Windows File Explorer
  • Click on This PC folder
  • Right-click on the Hard disk you want to run CHKDSK on
  • Now, hit on Properties
  • In the Properties window, click on Tools

Run CHSDSK process through This PC

  • Click on Check, under the Error-Checking

This process is very easy and useful to run CHKDSK on Windows 10

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2. Run CHKDSK through Command Prompt

  • Press and hold the Windows + R  key to open the Run window
  • Now, type “cmd” to open the command prompt window

Run CHKDSK through Command Prompt

  • Type the command “chkdsk” to check disk in windows

Simply running the CHKDSK command will only display the Disk’s status and errors. In order to fix these errors, we have to provide the command input with its parameter drivers such as: chkdsk [Drive: ] [parameters]

Here are a few input letters of parameters you wish to examine or repair:

  • Internal drive: “C”- chkdsk[c]
  • “/f” parameter: The “/f” parameter orders the CHKDSK to fix any errors and issues found
  • “/r” parameter: The “/r” parameter locates the corrupt sectors aside and recovers the readable information
  • “/x” parameter: Th e “/x” parameter forces the drive to detach before the process begins

Note: CHKDSK command may take a long time to complete its process

3. Run CHKDSK from Cortana

This method is the easiest way to Run, scan or even fix the hard drive errors using CHKDSK. To do so, follow the below-listed steps:

  • Type the same commands as discussed above for the Command Prompt. So, chkdsk X: /f. you can replace the X with any drive letter you want to scan

Run CHKDSK from Cortana

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  • Cortana automatically starts and executes the command in the Command Prompt window

We hope the above ways help you to run CHKDSK in Windows 10. There are additional parameter letters for particular tasks, and you can easily find them online.

According to me, Cortana does the drill for you quickly. Let us know which of the above method works best for you in the comments section below


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