Windows 10: Scan drive for errors

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  1.    21 Nov 2017 #51

    If you wish to nevertheless manually run a scan, you can do so. Earlier you had to schedule Disk Error Checking for the system drive and for drives which had files or processes or folders opened. In Windows 8, error checking starts right away, even on the system drive – and it longer needs to be scheduled at start-up. Only if some errors are found, will you have to restart to let Windows 8 fix the errors.
    To begin the scan,right-click on the Drive which you wish to check and select Properties. Next, click on Tools tab and under Error-checking, click on the Check button. This option will check the drive for file system errors.

    If the system detects that there are errors, you will be asked to check the disk. If no errors are found, you will see a message – You don’t need to scan this drive. You can, nevertheless, choose to check the drive. Click on Scan drive to do so.
    The scanning starts. I found that the process ran quite fast and the scanning was over in less than 5 minutes.

    On completion, Windows will display a message. If no errors are found it will say so.
    If errors are found, you will see the following message:
    Restart your computer to repair the file system. You can restart right away or schedule the error fixing on next restart.

    When I clicked on Show Details, the Event Viewer sprang to life, showing me the relevant log.

    To run Check Disk on your System Drive (C), using the command line, type the following and hit Enter:

    chkdsk /f c:
    If required, restart your computer.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    21 Nov 2017 #52

    I have only gotten the notification once in 2 weeks and have yet to have a single problem. Chkdsk and sfc have been run and no errors found.It is a bug in Windows 10 somewhere, not with my hard drive. Currently, I have upgraded from 1703 to 1709.
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