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How To Check Your Hard Drive for Errors on Windows 10

If you have been using Windows 10 operating system for a while, then you might know that the desktop operating system is full of bugs and glitches. Ever now and then, Windows users face problems like drive errors, BSOD errors, the Black screen of death errors.

Windows errors appear due to a reason. For instance, sound errors might occur due to outdated sound drivers, incompatible sound drivers, etc. To deal with errors, Microsoft provides users a troubleshooting utility. The troubleshoot utility brings a set of tools to deal with specific problems.

Similarly, there’s an error checking utility available on Windows that could help identify, and possibly even correct, a range of hard drive errors. However, the disk checking utility is kept hidden from the users.

How To Check Your Hard Drive for Errors on Windows 10

So, in this article, we are going to share the best method to scan a Hard drive using the error-checking utility of Windows 10. You can do the same method via CMD, but the process which we are going to share below is much easy to implement.

Step 1. First of all, open File Explorer on your Windows 10.

Open File Explorer
Open File Explorer

Step 2. Next, right-click on the drive that you want to check for errors and select ‘Properties.’

Right Click on the drive and select 'Properties'
Right Click on the drive and select ‘Properties’

Step 3. Now select the ‘Tools’ tab.

Select the 'Tools' tab.
Select the ‘Tools’ tab.

Step 4. On the Tools tab, you will find two options – Error checking & optimize and defragment the drive.

Step 5. You need to click on the ‘Check’ button under the ‘Error checking’ box.

Click on the 'Check' button
Click on the ‘Check’ button

Step 6. Now you will see a pop-up window. There you need to click on the ‘Scan Drive’ option.

Click on the Scan drive option
Click on the Scan drive option

Step 7. Wait for few seconds until the scan completes.

Wait until the scan completes
Wait until the scan completes

Step 8. Once done, you will get the disk report. If your hard disk drive has errors, you need to follow whatever advice is given after the scan.

Scan results
Scan results

That’s it! You are done. This is how you can scan a hard drive using the error-checking utility of Windows 10.

So, this article is all about how to scan a hard drive using an error-checking utility on Windows 10. I hope this article helped you! Share it with your friends also.

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