Tip & How-To about Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition
I'm only going to show those interested how to run chkdsk (check disk) and fix errors, there are other commands mostly you'll just want to run this command. Click the Start button in the Search box, type command prompt in the list of results, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. In the command prompt, type in the following command chkdsk C: /F . Only type what is in bold, what this is going to do is check the drive for error and fix those errors. If the drive isn't locked it will bring up a message asking to scan the drive on the next restart click yes, if the drive is locked it will start scanning automatically. This depending on how large your hard drive is can take some time or not, be patient because this usually always fixes issues people are having that call me, other times I have to look at their PCs. Hope this helps you out.
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Go to the Windows Command Prompt. You can do this by clicking first the Start button and then clicking the Run button. After this, type "cmd" in the Open text box and press Enter.
View the displayed Command Prompt screen.
If you want CHKDSK to run in read-only mode, type:
If you want CHKDSK to fix errors and not to check bad sectors, type:
and press Enter in the Command Prompt.
If you want CHKDSK to run thoroughly; that is, fix errors, find bad sectors in your hard drive and recuperate still readable data, type:
CHKDSK c:/r or
CHKDSK c:/p and press Enter in the Command Prompt.
Initialize the properties of the hard drive you want CHKDSK to run. Open My Computer. Right click your mouse on the drive in which you want CHKDSK to run. Click the Properties button and click the Tools tab. In the Error-checking box, click the Check Now button.
Set up the Check Disk options by checking one or both check boxes displayed. These are labeled "automatically fix file system errors" and "scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors". If you want CHKDSK to run in read-only mode, do not check either box. After this, click the Start button.
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