Windows 10: Question about windows checkdisk

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  1.    3 Weeks Ago #1

    Question about windows checkdisk


    I need some clarification about windows checkdisk.

    I have been googling it a bit and it says that it scans and repairs logical file system errors.

    Does that mean physical errors on the drive, or does it mean file errors in the windows installation?

    P.S I see there are many commands you can use with checkdisk, what's the best one to use if i want to do a complete scan and repair of my system?
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  2.    3 Weeks Ago #2

    Check disk can cure disk file system errors and can mark bad sectors nothing can cure bad sectors the disk is physical damaged.
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    Windows 10 Pro 1709 16299.371
       3 Weeks Ago #3

    Cerawy said: View Post
    I need some clarification about windows checkdisk.

    I have been googling it a bit and it says that it scans and repairs logical file system errors.

    Does that mean physical errors on the drive, or does it mean file errors in the windows installation?

    P.S I see there are many commands you can use with checkdisk, what's the best one to use if i want to do a complete scan and repair of my system?
    For a complete scan and repair, I would recommend "chkdsk d: /scan /offlinescanandfix /r". Its worked for me for a long time.
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  4.    3 Weeks Ago #4

    storageman said: View Post
    For a complete scan and repair, I would recommend "chkdsk d: /scan /offlinescanandfix /r". Its worked for me for a long time.
    Could you explain in detail what these commands means?

    Samuria said: View Post
    Check disk can cure disk file system errors and can mark bad sectors nothing can cure bad sectors the disk is physical damaged.
    Do you mean windows system files?
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  5.    3 Weeks Ago #5

    No check disk effects all the folders /paritions etc on the drive
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       3 Weeks Ago #6

    Check disc checks the Disc filing system, and disc sectors for damage and may try to recover and move files to avoid bad sectors that's all.The moved files are usually damaged.That may affect anything on your hard drive, Windows, Programs, User data like documents, photos etc. Absolutely anything.It will do nothing to repair Windows or indeed anything else.The point of doing this is to ensure your HDD is in a reasonable condition to use and install Windows and other stuff on reliably.
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    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       3 Weeks Ago #7

    You can get file problems due to things like power cuts. Otherwise you might have a failing disk if these problems persist. Check the SMART disk data also. I generally use chkdsk /f and sometimes the /spotfix option.
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    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       3 Weeks Ago #8

    There are a number of switches that can be run with the chkdsk command:
    chkdsk | Microsoft Docs
    Chkdsk is used most commonly to check the drive file system.
    Using the /f fixes the problem drive files found.
    Using the /r attempts to recover readable information.
    The chkdsk commands can be run to scan the whole disk on a storage drive.
    To fix problems with the operating system you can run: sfc /scannow; dism commands, or perform an in place upgrade repair. If there are deeper problems you may need to perform a reset with save files or reset with remove files or clean install.

    A chkdsk /x /r will scan most of the drive with a Windows operating system.
    If you want to scan more parts of the disk that will require additional chkdsk scans.
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  •    3 Weeks Ago #9

    Helmut said: View Post
    Check disc checks the Disc filing system, and disc sectors for damage and may try to recover and move files to avoid bad sectors that's all.
    Do you mean windows system files, e.g the ones found in the system folders?

    @zbook seems like sfc and chkdsk does two different things, so that only makes it more confusing.
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  • Posts : 16,468
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       3 Weeks Ago #10

    There is an operating system and there is a drive file system.
    Each one has methods to test and fix.

    Ubuntu/Linux can be installed on a drive.
    A method is needed to fix each operating system installed on a drive.
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