Quick check for hard disk errors
If you suspect that one of your drives is not performing well or is not showing up in certain utilities such as, Disk Defragmenter then your first step would be a check disk operation. A Check disk operation includes automatic fixes for both file system and physical errors. To start this operation right-click a disk drive from the windows explorer or the Start menu Computer item. From the properties window, click the Tools tab and under Error-checking click Check Now.
Categories: Devices, Disks, Troubleshooting, Utilities Tags: bad sectors, check disk, chkdsk.exe, disk drive errors, error checking, FAT, FAT32, NTFS