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  1.    21 May 2017 #1
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    How do I run chkdsk


    I keep getting this error message...something to the effect of "something wrong w/D drive and needs to be scanned". I went on line and was told to click win key and x, then select command prompt administrator, then type in D f / r / x. Is this correct or should there be spaces ie f/r/x. I seem to be stuck at this point b/c I'm getting "invalid parameters". Help please and thanks in advance.
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  2.    21 May 2017 #2
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    Hi, that's how to find out how to format such commands.

    E.g.
    chkdsk D: /F

    If you are suspicious of the disk rather than just the file system (and it's worth checking anyway) then try
    Hard Disk Sentinel (trial)
    or
    HDTune

    chkdsk simply checks the integrity of your files and file system on disk; it can pass on a physically failing disk. It will not inform you if the disk is failing.
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  3.    21 May 2017 #3
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    Chkdsk d: /r /x

    More info and the order to use the commands(/r /f /x and so on) and what each command does: Chkdsk

    But you can do it in File Explorer too:

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  4.    21 May 2017 #4
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ID:	136010Here's what I've done so far but under "properties" D: drive is not listed. In fact I can't find it listed any where.
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  5.    21 May 2017 #5
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    According to that, D: is your DVD drive.

    How many physical disks are there in your PC?

    Please do this:
    Press the Windows key + X, click on Disk Management, and post a screenshot like this:
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  6.    21 May 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    According to that, D: is your DVD drive.

    How many physical disks are there in your PC?

    Please do this:
    Press the Windows key + X, click on Disk Management, and post a screenshot like this:
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    Will do.
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  8.    21 May 2017 #8
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    Stupid me! I all too quickly assumed your 1st picture was of your PC- of course, it's just some internet guide...

    So, you have a clean UEFI Win 10 installation, which I assume is 64 bits as you have 6Gb of RAM.
    Disk 1 should appear as D:

    But what puzzles me in your useful screenshot is that it has no drive letter in the upper list, but does have one in the schematic below.

    I suggest you use Disk Management to see if you can assign it a drive letter (D).

    I guess you don't see that disk in file explorer?

    I doubt that has anything to do with your initial problem about the format of chkdsk.
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  9.    21 May 2017 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Stupid me! I all too quickly assumed your 1st picture was of your PC- of course, it's just some internet guide...

    So, you have a clean UEFI Win 10 installation, which I assume is 64 bits as you have 6Gb of RAM.
    Disk 1 should appear as D:

    But what puzzles me in your useful screenshot is that it has no drive letter in the upper list, but does have one in the schematic below.

    I suggest you use Disk Management to see if you can assign it a drive letter (D).

    I guess you don't see that disk in file explorer?

    I doubt that has anything to do with your initial problem about the format of chkdsk.
    I don't see D: anywhere. Is it possible there is no D: ? Another question: The PC is running perfectly and fast as greased lightening. Is it really necessary to perform this operation when the PC is not running erratically?
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  10.    21 May 2017 #10
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    Can you confirm you don't see D: in file explorer?
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    If not, something needs fixing. And that screenshot appears to show sthg is wrong.

    And running chkdsk is just routine maintenance.
    And you might just as well check your disk is ok as I suggested.
    Running Hard Disk Sentinel would be informative.
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