Friday, November 26, 2010

Run CHKDSK Through The Windows Command Prompt

Navigate to Windows command prompt, You can do this by clicking the Start button and then click the Run button. Type "cmd" in the Open text box and press Enter.




In the displayed Command Prompt screen.

If  you want to run check disk in read only mode type:CHKDSK (Specify the drive letter for which you would like to perform chkdsk) c: (Enter)


If you want to run check disk to fix errors and not to check bad sectors, type: CHKDSK (Specify the drive letter for which you would like to perform chkdsk) c:/f  (Enter)



If you want CHKDSK to run thoroughly (fix errors, find bad sectors in your hard drive and recuperate still readable data)
type:
CHKDSK c:/r







Type exit and then press ENTER on the keyboard. Restart the machine.


Running CHKDSK through My Computer:

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")





Say YES here and then the system will automatically restart.

If you want CHKDSK to run in read-only mode, do not check ("scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors") After this, click the Start button.

4 comments:

  1. What is the difference between CHKDSK c:/r and CHKDSK c:/p commands?

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hello there!!, well there is no difference between these two commands that you have mentioned, either of these can be used to execute the command.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I have scheduled CHKDSK once on my system. When I rebooted the system it performed CHKDSK. Now every time I reboot the system is again performining CHKDSK even though i havent scheduled. How to avoid this. I badly require support to resolve this issue.

    ReplyDelete
  4. @Mohammad Dar, chkdsk [drive:] [/p] [/r]
    drive: = This is the drive letter of the partition you want check for errors.
    /p = This option instructs chkdsk to perform an extensive check of the drive and correct any errors.
    /r = This option instructs chkdsk to locate bad sectors and recover any readable information from them.

    ReplyDelete

Get Updates Directly In Your Inbox

Search This Blog