Checking for hard disk drive errors in Windows 10 is very important in order to find out if your hard drive is functioning as well as it should. If you discover that there are errors on your hard drive caused by improper shutdown and bad sectors or malware, you need to execute repairs as quickly as possible.
The hard drive of your PC may sometimes report certain errors which may make Windows unresponsive or perform poorly. Checking for errors on your disk will help you determine the type of errors plaguing the drive. The same can also be said about external hard drives who also encounter errors just like internal hard drives. Some of the common errors that affect drives are
No matter what the error affecting your drive may be, you can fix the errors using any of the solutions highlighted below. These solutions work well on SSD and HDD drives.
To check for drive errors
To check for errors, open the computer’s File Explorer – Right click HDD/SSD to scan – Click/tap Properties – Click/tap Tools tab – click the Check button under Error checking section- scan the drive and repair drive if errors are found.
After scanning is done, click the Show Details link to view “Chkdsk” log.
Open command prompt to boot. Once the prompt pops up, type “chkdsk” command by one or more switches which you prefer. Leave a space between them and tap Enter.
Open Powershell to get all four options for Powershell command
Checking and repairing your hard drive if it has an error is easy using any of these quick fixes. If you check your drive for errors regularly you will be able to maintain the health of your drive and ensure that it is always functioning at optimum levels.