While Windows 10 is steadily gaining popularity around the world, disk error Windows 10 can also appear. Luckily, Windows 10 provides us different ways to check disk errors so that we can take measures in advance.
Here we put forward 5 useful methods. You may just have a try one by one and choose the one you prefer every once in a while.
Way 1. Check Disk Properties
Open File Explorer and This PC to show all hard drives connected to your PC. Then right-click the drive you want to scan and select Properties from the context menu. In the pop-up window, navigate to Tools where you can click on the Check button under Error Checking. Windows will tell you whether you need to scan the hard drive or you can make your own choice. If some errors were found, just click on the Show Details link to see the CHKDSK log in Event Viewer.
Way 2. Check Drive Status
Step 1. Right click the Win icon and choose Control Panel. Then change the View option from Category to Large icons, choose Security and Maintenance.
Step 2. Unfold Maintenance and view the statues of your hard drives . As you can see, in our example all drives are working properly. If any issues were detected, the information would be changed with an option asking you to check disk errors in Windows 10.
Way 3. Use “CHKDSK” in Command Prompt
Right click the Win icon and run command prompt as administrator. In the command prompt window, type the following commands and press Enter. Take drive D: for example:
(this would check drive D:)
Chkdsk d: /f
(this would check drive D: and if any errors were found, chkdsk will attempt to repair them.)
Chkdsk d: /r
(this will check hard drive surface for bad sectors and again try to repair.)
Way 4. Use “Repair-Volume” in PowerShell
In the Run box, type PowerShell and run this utility. Then you get four options for which Repair-Volume command you want to use.
1) To scan and repair drive: type “Repair-Volume -DriveLetter” into PowerShell and press Enter.
2) To perform offline scan and fix on Drive: type “Repair-Volume -DriveLetter -OfflineScanAndFix” and press Enter.
3) To only perform a quick scan of drive: type “Repair-Volume -DriveLetter -Scan” and press Enter.
4) To perform a “spotfix” on drive: type “Repair-Volume -DriveLetter –SpotFix” and press Enter.
Way 5. Use Third-party Program
Free partition manager – MiniTool Partition Wizard can identify and fix file system errors as well as analyze hard disk partition bad sectors in Windows 10.