To run a CHKDSK (check disk) on the C: drive on Windows 10 or 11, you can follow these steps:
- Open the Start menu and search for "Command Prompt"
- Right-click on the Command Prompt app and select "Run as administrator"
- In the Command Prompt window, type "chkdsk C: /f" and press Enter. The "/f" flag tells CHKDSK to fix any errors it finds on the drive.
Note: If the drive is in use, the command prompt will let you know that the volume is in use, and ask you whether you want to schedule the disk check the next time the computer restarts.
- Wait for the CHKDSK process to complete. This may take some time, depending on the size of the drive and the number of errors found.
After the CHKDSK process is complete, you can review the results by checking the Event Viewer for any entries related to the CHKDSK.
- Open the Start menu and type "Event Viewer"
- Open the Event Viewer app
- In the left pane, click on "Windows Logs" and then "Application"
- Look for an event with the source "Wininit" and event ID 1001
- Double-click on the event to view the details, which will include information about any errors found and corrected by CHKDSK.
Alternatively, you can also check the chkdsk result in the command prompt window after the chkdsk process is done.