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Posted on Feb 25, 2010 in PC Maintenance, Troubleshoot Windows | 2 comments

Use the Microsoft Chkdsk (check disk) utility to find and fix problems with your storage devices

If you have a problem with your hard drive, USB flash drive or memory card, running the Microsoft “Chkdsk” (check disk) utility can often solve the problem. Although Chkdsk cannot fix hardware problems, it can resolve problems caused by power failures, computer crashes or simply by forgetting to safely remove your USB drive.

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Although Chkdsk cannot fix problems caused by faulty hardware, it can often detect them. If you find that you are having to run the program frequently on your drive, it may have developed a hardware fault.

For your reference the command we entered into the command prompt window in the video was “chkdsk c: /f”. Replace ‘c’ with the appropriate drive letter to scan another drive.

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  1. i am trying to fix the Drivers but dont know witch one it is need fixing put in chkdskc;/f al is fine but wen i restart nothing happends wy wy wy

    • Okay, Check disk is for checking disk drives not drivers, not sure if that’s what you meant. If it’s not working that could indicate some deeper problem on your machine. Try starting your computer in Safe Mode and then running the Check Disk command – link to windows.microsoft.com

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