If you defragmented your hard drive and are still facing some issue, you may need to fix disk errors on your hard drive. Hard disk errors are typically caused by power outages, hardware failures, poor system maintenance, viruses. To fix disk errors, you can use the Check disk tool found in Windows operating systems. Check disk is a command-line tool that creates and displays a status report for the disk by checking volumes for problems. The tool then lists and corrects errors on the disk, such as bad sectors, lost clusters, cross-linked files, and directory errors.
How to Use Chkdsk to fix Hard Disk Errors:
- Double-click My Computer icon on dekstop, then click once on the hard disk that you want to check, which will highlight it and allow you to select the drive. Right click on the drive and a window will appear.
- On the window that appears, click Properties, then Tools.
- Under Error-checking, click Check Now. A dialog box that shows the Check Disk Options is displayed.
- Use one of the following procedures:
- To run Check disk in read-only mode, click Start.
- To repair errors without scanning the volume for bad sectors, select the Automatically fix file system errors check box, then click Start.
- To repair errors, locate bad sectors, and recover readable information, select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors checkbox, then click Start.