As you know, Windows has a diagnostic tool which can automatically diagnose your Windows hard drive. Once there is an error on your hard drive, Windows will report this error. To avoid some troubles, many of you want to know what is the status of the hard drive and decide to check hard drive for errors in Windows 10/8/7. Then, you can know what exactly the errors are on your hard disk and then you can have a high chance to take the corresponding measures to fix the disk issues without any hassle.
Windows 10 disk errors are different, and the causes are also various, including improper shutdown, bad sectors, corruption, physical damage, malware and more. Thus, it is necessary to check Windows hard drive errors via multiple ways. The following are the details.
1. Open Control Panel, click “Review your computer’s status” under “System and Security”.
2. Then in “Security and Maintenance” interface, expand “Maintenance”, and you can see the current status of your drives, as shown below:
Note that if some issues were found, here they would be displayed, showing you an option to scan the drive.
1. Open Windows Explorer and enter “This PC” tab in Windows 10.
2. Right-click the disk partition you want to scan and select “Properties”.
3. Then go to “Tools” tab, tap “Check” to begin the error checking.
Right click “Start” option to choose “Command Prompt(Admin)” to enter CMD window. Then, type “chkdsk x:” Also, you can use “chkdsk /f” or “chkdsk /r” command to do disk checking.
MiniTool Partition Wizard, a piece of dedicated partition software, enables you to manage your hard disk well, such as resize partition size, migrate OS, convert disk between MBR and GPT, check disk errors, check file system errors and more. Thus, just get its Free Edition to have a try for disk checking.
Step 1: Just select the target partition you want to check, then click “Check File System” in the left panel.
Step 2: Then, two options are offered to you, here we choose “Check & fix detected errors”. Click “Start” to begin the operation.
MiniTool Partition Wizard has a feature called “Surface Test” which can be used to check whether there are bad sectors or not.
Step 1: Just choose this feature after selecting a disk.
Step 2: Click “Start Now” in the pop-out window. If no bad blocks exist, this program will mark them in green. Whereas, the bad sectors will be marked in red.
Which one way you want to use to check disk errors in Windows 10? It’s up to you. Just try one and then fix the error if you have found.