Hard disk is an important part of the computers where all files are stored inside them. The hard disk is used and managed by operating systems file systems and over time the disk may become slow as single file data is stored in different locations of the disk as multipart. Windows operating systems provide the Scan Disk tool or solution in order to to make file operations faster.
Scan Disk with Error Checking Tool
All modern Windows operating systems like Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows Server, etc. provides the
Error Checking tool which checks the specified disk for errors and fixes them immediately. Open File Explorer and navigate to the
This PC . Right-click to the disk you want to scan and select the
Properties like below.
Int the Properties screen click to the
Tools tab and then click to the
Check button which opens the
Error Checking screen.
In the Error Checking screen click to the
Scan Drive .
During the scan or error check, the following screen is displayed.
When the scan disk is completed the following information is provided.
Scan Disk with SFC Command
The Scan Disk operation can be completed via the command-line interface. A command-line interface like MS-DOS or PowerShell can be used. The MS-DOS or PowerShell should be opened as Administrator like below.
Then run the following
sfc command with the
> sfc /scannow