How to Check Disc Error In Window 10

Computer’s primary hard drive or external hard drive that was connected with your Windows 10 computer may sometimes report errors. So checking hard drive partitions for errors every once in a while can help determine what exactly the errors are.

In this article, I am going to tell you the steps for checking and correcting the disc error with CHKDSK in Windows 10. The disc error can usually be caused by bad sectors, improper shutdowns, bad software, corruption, physical damage, etc. But you can fix them without any hassle.


Since Windows 10 disk errors aren’t common, in addition, the causes vary from bad sectors, improper shutdowns, malware, corruption, physical damage, etc., it’s demanded to have multiple ways to check disk errors in Windows 10.

Microsoft has designed chk disk utility.  This tool is used for detecting and fixing disk corruption. Microsoft also introduced a new file system called ReFS, which does not require an offline chk disk to repair corruptions. As this file system follows a completely different model to spring back into shape and hence does not need to run the traditional chk disk utility.

The disk is periodically checked for file system errors, bad sectors, lost clusters, etc., during Automatic Maintenance and you now no longer need to really go and run it.

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How to Run Disk Error Checking in Windows 10

These are some of the steps you can try to scan your device and fix your disk error in Windows 10. The steps which I am going to mention here are verified and works fine with every Windows 10 user.

Step 1: In order to begin the scan of your hard drive, simply right-click on the Drive which you wish to check and select the Properties by right click on it.

Step 2: When you select the properties, just click on Tools tab and under Error-checking.

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Step 3: And then simply click on the Check button in order to check the errors in drive and file system.

Step 4: Once the scan is complete you will be asked to check the disk if the system detects that there are errors. If no errors are found, you will see a message – You don’t need to scan this drive, just click on the Scan Drive.

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Step 5: When you clicked on the scan drive, scanning starts and the process of scanning is done in very few minutes as it will take less than 5 minutes.

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Step 6: On completion of scanning, if no errors are found then Windows will display a message as seen in the screenshot mentioned below.

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Step 7: And if the errors are found then you will see the message same as that in the image below.

Step 8: Just restart your computer in order to repair the file system. You can also schedule the error by fixing on the next restart. After this stem, you are almost done with the error detecting.

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Step 9: When you clicked on the Show Details, the Event Viewer sprang to life, showing me the relevant log.

This means that any data potentially stored on them, have failed, even if your operating system didn’t realize it yet. CHKDSK will attempt to recover data from bad sectors but some data may be corrupted and unrecoverable. Therefore, make sure to always keep good backups of all of your important data.

This wraps up the article, I hope these methods help you a lot to check disk error in Windows 10. If you liked the article then please share it on social media. And if you want to ask any question or you want to suggest any update regarding Windows installation then you are welcome to comment below in the comment section. Your comments and feedback are always valuable for us.

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