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How to run Check Disk in Windows 7

How to run Check Disk in Windows 7

Below is the steps on how to run Check Disk in Windows 7. From time to time if you are computer is not running properly this is important to run on your computer. The reason it time to time you will get corrupt files and/or files that left over from old installs that are slowing down the computer. This command will repair the files it can and remove the old unneeded files.

1. Open My Computer

2. Next right click and select Properties on the drive that you need to run Disk Cleanup.

3. Next click on the Check Now.


4. Next make sure that both options are check and click on the Start button.


5. Next click on Schedule disk check. The reason for this is if part is that if the sector is being accessed the sector can not be recovered. So this is ran before Windows fully loads.


6. Next click Start then click on the arrow next to the Shut Down button to get the Restart option to restart your computer. Note before you restart your computer you will want to make sure you have closed all your running programs.


At this point your computer will restart and run the Check Disk. Note this can run for over a hour depending how large the hard drive is.

After Check Disk is done running your computer will boot into Windows ready for you to use.

Next it is recommended that you run defrag on your hard drive this will take care of any fragmented files and put them back together. This as well will make your computer run a bit faster. This link will show you how to defrag your hard drive.

How to defrag your hard drive in Windows 7

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windows 7 will not start


First you need to try safe mode and check if you are able to boot to the system....
If not then ...

Note this issue is caused due to the boot file corruption and in order to troubleshoot this issue we will run chkdsk from Win RE (Windows Recovery Environment )mode and check for the issue, to do that follow the below steps.

To run check disk, you have to have Windows 7 DVD, boot the computer to Win RE from the elevated command prompt, and try to do a CHKDSK. You can follow these steps to run CHKDSK :

1) Use the Windows 7 DVD to start the computer in Windows Recovery (WinRE).

2) In WinRE, open a command prompt. To do this, follow these steps:

On the Install Windows screen, select the appropriate Language to install, Time and

currency format, and Keyboard or input method options, and then click Next.

3) Click Repair your computer.

4) Click the 7 installation that you want to repair, and then click Next.

5) Click Command Prompt.

At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

chkdsk drive: /f and chkdsk drive: /r

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Jan 14, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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lenovo T61 running slow - 3 years old..


There are so many reasons can cause your Lenovo T61 computer running slow than it used to, it is hard to identify just what might be dragging down your Lenovo's performance, let alone implement the necessary technical adjustments to fix it.

So if you want to address the issues more easily, I'll recommend you try a Lenovo speed up software, available here: http://www.speeduplenovo.com/

Over 10+ small utilities packed into one to help detect & fix all slowdowns in 1 click.

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ihave an acer laptop,,,.,., i was installed w7 on my laptop,,that time my laptop work slowly,,, and also the black spots on monitor screen,,


See whether you laptop have the minimum system requirment to install Windows7, windows 7 needs more graphics support than others os.

May 09, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I'm not able to open any of the applications on Win7 OS. Everytime I try to open any applications it asks me to save it. Could you please what is the problem and how can it be resolved?


Is you Windows 7 pre-installed with the computer? If not, please insert the Windows 7 disk, and try to run "Repair Install".

1. Start Windows 7, and log on to an administrator account.

2. Disable any 3rd party firewall, antivirus, or other security program to avoid it from possibly preventing the repair upgrade installation of Windows 7.

3. Place your Windows 7 installation DVD into the DVD drive, while still in Windows 7 (Step 1), and click on the Run setup.exe option in the AutoPlay window from within the currently installed Windows 7. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: If the AutoPlay window does not open, then open the drive folder in Computer and run the setup.exe file.

4. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes.

5. Click on the Install Now button to start the installation. (See screenshot below)

6. Uncheck the I want to help make Windows installation better box (unless you would like to ), and click on the Go online to get the latest updates for installation option. (See screenshot below)

7. Windows 7 will now check online for and install any available installation updates. (See screenshots below)

8. Check the I accept the license terms box and click on Next. (See screenshot below)

9. Click on the Upgrade option. (See screenshot below)

10. The installation of Windows 7 will now begin. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: During the installation process, your screen may flash and computer will restart a few times.

11. After the final restart, you will see this screen for a moment. (See screenshot below)

12. Type in your Windows 7 product key number. (See screenshot below step 13)

13. Uncheck the Automatically activate Windows when I'm online box unchecked, then click on the Next button. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: You can activate Windows 7 later after you make sure it is running properly. (See step 20 below)
If you chose to automatically activate Windows online when you set up your computer, automatic activation begins trying to activate your copy of Windows three days after you log on for the first time.

14. Click on Use recommended settings. (See screenshot below)

15. Select your time zone and set your time and date settings, then click on the Next button. (See screenshot below)

16. Click on the option for your computer's location to select the correct network location type settings to be applied for that location. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: It is best to select Public location for the best security.

17. Windows 7 will now prepare your desktop to startup. (See screenshots below)

18. Check to see if you are missing any user files. If you are, then you can copy them from the C:\Windows.old or the hidden protected operating system C:\$INPLACE.~TR and C:\WINDOWS.~Q backup folders. (See screenshot below)

19. If everythig checks out in step 18, then you can run Disk Cleanup (step 6 at this link). You will need to click on the Clean up system files button first, and then check the Files discarded by Windows upgrade, Previous Windows installations, and Windows upgrade log files boxes. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: This will delete the C:\Windows.old, C:\$INPLACE.~TR and C:\WINDOWS.~Q folders from step 18 above.

20. Refresh your Windows Experience Index (WEI) score.

21. When done, all you will need to do is to activate Windows 7, and make sure that your security programs are enabled again.

Jul 15, 2010 | Dell Computers & Internet

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