Free to Check Partition for Errors and Bad Sectors

If a hard disk partition has any error or bad sector, it probably cause unexpected data loss or other trouble. Therefore, it is necessary to check partition for errors and bad sectors and fix problem in time if you realize that there is something wrong the hard disk partition on your computer.

Situations That You Need to Check Partition for Errors

Sometimes, it is too late to avoid huge loss when you find that a hard drive is corrupted and has errors. It is necessary to check partition to see if it has any error or bad sector f you frequently run into following situations:

1. Hard drive makes strange noise when you read or write data on it.
2. It takes a long time to access a hard disk partition.
3. PC frequently shuts down or reboots when you try to open hard disk partition on your computer.
4. PC runs Scandisk to check all hard disk partitions automatically when you start your computer.
5. Windows pops up disk drive is not formatted do you want to format it now when you attempt to access a drive on your computer.

Free to Check Partition for Errors and Bad Sectors with Error-Checking Tool on Windows

On Windows computer, you can run Windows built-in Error-checking tool to check partition for errors / bad sectors and fix the problem

Check partition for errors on Windows XP / Vista / 7

Step1. Open My Computer on your computer to show all drives on your computer.

Step2. Right click the partition that you want to check and select Properties.

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Step3. Click Tools tab and then select Check Now button

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Step4. Click Automatically fix the system errors and Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors and then click Start button to check errors.

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Check partition for bad sector on Windows 8 / 10

Step1. Search This PC and open it to show all disk drives.

search this pc
Step2. Right click the partition you want to check and select Properties.

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Step3. Click Tools tab and select Check

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Step4. Click Scan Drives to check the partition for errors.

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Command Prompt to Check Partition for Errors and Fix

If you want to run Command Prompt to check partition for errors and fix the problem, please follow the guide below:

Step1. Run Command Prompt on Windows computer

==> Have no idea on how to run Command Prompt, please visit this page – Methods to open Command Line

Step2. Type chkdsk C: /f and press Enter button (C: refers to the partition you want to check)

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Windows Cannot Check Disk for Errors

Whether you use Windows built-in Error-checking tool or run Command Line to check disk for errors, you may encounter the situation in which Windows cannot check disk for errors.

windows cannot check disk in use

chkdsk cannot run

If you receive the similar error message above when trying to check any disk for errors, the reason is that the partition you want to check is in use. In this situation, you have two choices:

1. If it is a partition which does not contain the Windows operating system, you can close all programs and windows that may use the partition and then use any of methods above to scan the partition for error. Or if Windows system gives an option Force a dismount, you can select this option so that Windows will dismount the selected partition and check it for errors.

force a dismount

2. If it is system partition, you can click Schedule disk check so that it will scan the partition when you boot your computer next time.

schedule disk check

Pay attention: You have 10 seconds to press any key to cancel the task if you no longer want to check the partition for errors when booting your computer.

Freeware for Error Check to Scan and Fix Errors

IM-Magic Partition Resizer is a free partition tool which is able to check any partition for errors by following the steps below:

Step1. Right click the partition and select "Check Partition" option.

check partition

Step2. Select the options to check the selected partition and click "OK" button.

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