How Do I Run CHKDSK in Windows 10?

CHKDSK is a command that helps in checking the integrity of the hard drive and fixes any errors if found. It can be useful for troubleshooting read errors and other storage related errors. It has been in Windows for quite a time. You can see many methods to run CHKDSK in Windows 10, and in this tutorial we are going to show you three most common methods.

Method #1: Run CHKDSK in Windows 10 using This PC

  • Open File Explorer on your system and select This PC option
  • Right click on the hard disk where you want to run CHKDSK and click on Properties
  • In the selected drive’s Properties dialog box, click Tools menu
  • Under Error-Checking option, click on Check option to initiate Windows 10 drive checking process

Method #2: Perform CHKDSK in Windows 10 via Command Prompt

  • Open elevated command prompt and click the Windows + X keys to select Command Prompt (Admin)
  • Enter the command CHKDSK X: /F to scan and fix the errors which are detected during the drive checking process. (Replace X with the drive where you want to run CHKDSK)
  • Click on Enter key to start CHKDSK process 

Method #3: Use Cortana in Windows 10 to run CHKDSK

  • In the Cortana window, enter the command CHKDSK X: /F and replace the X with drive letter you want to scan.
  • Cortana will open Command Prompt automatically and execute the command.

With these methods, you can easily run CHKDSK on your Windows 10 to fix all the errors on your computer. But, if the CHKDSK process stuck or failed on Windows 10 due to any unknown reasons, there are chances of data loss. In such case, Remo Recover data recovery software will help you on how to recover data after CHKDSK failed on Windows 10 without damaging the original content. The software quickly scan the drive and restore all files, no matter whatever is the situation wherein you have lost your data on Windows 10/8/7. Besides, the tool even recover data from Master File Table CHKDSK aborted error from partitions / drives formatted with various file systems such as NTFS5, NTFS, FAT32, FAT16 and ExFAT.