How to check for hard drive errors in Windows 10

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Typically, most users have the operating system and applications on a single hard drive. So in case something happens on said disk, it is a major problem for Windows 10. So it's good. check frequently that nothing happens on said hard drive. In this sense, the operating system itself provides us with tools with which to access this information.

So that let us know if there are errors or problems with the hard drive. In addition, in Windows 10 we also have a tool with which we can correct these errors, which undoubtedly makes it very comfortable for users to be able to put an end to these problems.

Check hard drive errors in Windows 10

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The first thing we have to do therefore is check that there are no problems with the hard disk. As we have mentioned, Windows 10 provides a native way of doing it. A way that is also really easy to use, so that in a matter of a couple of minutes we have information about the status of said disk. Thus, knowing if something really needs to be solved or not.

We have to open the Windows 10 file explorer. Next, we enter the This Equipment section, which is where the disk drives that are in the computer are displayed. The normal thing is that you have a hard disk, therefore, it is the one that interests us in this case. If you have several, you can do this process with all of them. Although the one with the operating system installed is likely to be of particular interest. We right click with the mouse on the hard drive and we select the properties option, which appears in said contextual menu.

In the window that opens on the screen we have several tabs. One of the tabs at the top is the tools tab. Click on it and we will get some options related to this option. At the top we have an option that is to check. We just have to press that button and it will ask us to confirm. Next you will start this tool to check for hard drive problems. It is a process that can take a few minutes.

When it is done, it will show us if there are any failures that have been detected on the hard drive. The usual thing is that there are no failures in said hard disk, so that we can continue using Windows 10 normally. In the event that an error has been detected, then we have to take action in this regard.

Troubleshoot hard drive failures

Check hard drive

If Windows 1st hard drive failures have been detected, we can find solutions in a simple way. We are going to use the system console, through PowerShell. So that we can apply solutions to this bug. The important thing is to run this console as an administrator. So that we can carry out this analysis.

When we are inside the console, we will have to make use of the command chkdsk / f C: which is the one that will help us to find the faults that are in the hard disk. At the same time, when these faults have been found, we will proceed to solve them. Next it will tell us that the hard disk is in use at that moment. Therefore, it asks us if we want to schedule a check. So, you have to write an S and hit Enter then. So we already scheduled this full scan using the console.

This means that the next time we are going to restart Windows 10, the system will be in charge of carrying out this analysis and it will solve the possible failures that are in the hard disk. It is a simple method to use, but it can be of enormous help in this type of case, as you can see. So do not hesitate to use it.


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