How do I run Check Disk in Windows7

Posted on 2012-08-18
Last Modified: 2012-08-19
I have a desktop with Windows7 on it. I wanted to run an image backup but a window displayed that the external drive I wanted to use to save the file to, was corrupted, and I should first run Check Disk.

I can't find out where or how to do that. Please advise. Thanks.
Question by:photoman11
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    by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
    either from a command prompt
    chkdsk x: /f

    or right click on the drive in question select properties, tools,
    error checking
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    if it is an external drive, it can take a long time, and the cause can be in the USB bridge
    if possible, i would take the drive out of the usb case, and conenct it directly to the Sata, or IDE cable
    then run a disk check as suggested above  -or follow this nice guide :
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    Please follow the video tutorials here
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    Click Start Menu, Type cmd and press enter

    Once you are at the command prompt window type the belo command

    (example: your external drive letter is E)

    chkdsk /r E:\

    This will fix all the errors including moving the data from bad sectors if any are there
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    by:Norm Dickinson
    If you run checkdisk with the fix option or surface scan option you may be prompted to restart the computer and let the scan run - best to either do it right then or cancel it, as it can take a while and be an unwelcomed surprise for the end user who restarts the system, hoping to get some work done.

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