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Windows 7 - How to Run Checkdisk

You may see the chkdsk (check disk) utility run if your computer or laptop shuts down unexpectedly. When the computer reboots, the chkdsk utility checks the hard drive for errors and automatically repairs any problems it finds.

You do not have to wait for a crash or unexpected reboot to run the chkdsk utility. You can run this handy utility any time you like, and doing so can be a good way to keep your system running smoothly. To invoke the chkdsk utility just follow these simple steps.
1. Right-click My Computer
2. Choose Explore
3. Right-click the drive you want to check, generally the C drive
4. Choose Properties from the drop-down menu

5. Go to the Tools tab
6. Find the Error Checking section and click Check Now
7. Reboot the computer

Chkdsk will now run when you restart your computer. Depending on the size of your hard drive it could take from 5 to 15 minutes or more for the chkdsk operation to complete, so be patient.


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