Check your hard disk for errors
You can help solve some computer problems and improve the performance of
your computer by making sure that your hard disk has no errors.
Click to open Computer.
Right-click the hard disk drive that you want to check, and then click
Click the Tools tab, and then, under Error-checking, click Check Now. If
you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the
password or provide confirmation.
To automatically repair problems with files and folders that the scan
detects, select Automatically fix file system errors. Otherwise, the disk
check will simply report problems but not fix them.
To perform a thorough disk check, select Scan for and attempt recovery of
bad sectors. This scan attempts to find and repair physical errors on the
hard disk itself, and it can take much longer to complete.
To check for both file errors and physical errors, select both Automatically
fix file system errors and Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors.
Depending upon the size of your hard disk, this may take several minutes.
For best results, don't use your computer for any other tasks while it's
checking for errors.
If you select Automatically fix file system errors for a disk that is in use
(for example, the partition that contains Windows), you'll be prompted you to
reschedule the disk check for the next time you restart your computer.
> Thanks for the reply. Where do I find Windows Explorer? I tried the "e" but
> no luck.
> "Rick Rogers" wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Right click the drive in Windows Explorer, choose properties. On the tools
> > tab, you will find error checking. This is the tool you need to run.
> > --
> > Best of Luck,
> > Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> > Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> > My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
> > "swattig" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > news:E6289722-14A1-4BD5-A617-E50878F636C4@microsoft.com...
> > >I have an alert that says that I have a corrupt file and to run the chkdsk
> > > utility. How? When? I've been using Vista since released and this is
> > > my
> > > second issue.
> > >
> > > S