Run CHKDSK using Command Prompt | PC Help Forum
  1. Hi there and welcome to PC Help Forum (PCHF), a more effective way to get the Tech Support you need!
    We have Experts in all areas of Tech, including Virus removal, Crash Fixing and BSOD's , Microsoft Windows, Computer DIY and PC Hardware, Networking, Gaming, Tablets and iPads, General and Specific Software Support and so much more.

    Why not Click Here To Sign Up and start enjoying great FREE Tech Support.

    This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
    Dismiss Notice

Run CHKDSK using Command Prompt


  1. Rustys
    To perform a CHKDSK scan VIA the Command Pompt

    Chkdsk Start.png

    1. Click the Start button.

    2. Type cmd in the box

    3. Right click on CMD to bring up the short cut menu.

    4. Select Run as Administrator

    A User Account Control window will come up click Yes.

    UAC CMD.png

    To access the Administrator Command Prompt for Windows 8 and 10

    Press the Windows Key + X

    Winky plus X.jpeg

    Select Command Prompt (Admin)

    Once the Command Prompt screen appears.

    Command Prompt.png

    Type the following command in.

    CHKDSK X: /F /R
    Replace X with the drive letter you are wanting to scan.

    /F Fixes errors on the Disk.
    /R Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information.

    CHKDSK FR Y.png

    Press Y for yes to run after the system restarts.

    NOTE: Depending on the sized of the drive this could take a few minutes to hours to complete.

    On the systems next boot it will run CHKDSK. After it has completed it will reboot one more time and then load Windows.
    jmarket likes this.