Disk Errors Detecting/ Checking In Windows 7

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In some cases, our system hangs or it becomes very slow to operate. This happens due to the errors in the hard disk. To resolve this we make use of the disk error checking software. How can one use this software?

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Disk Errors Detecting/ Checking In Windows 7


For overcoming this problem encountered by our system we use the disk error checking software which can check our hard-disk upon following the procedure mentioned below:

• Select the start button and right click on it.

• Choose the windows explorer icon.

• Select Computer in the navigation pane.

• Select a drive which you want to check and right click on it.

• Select properties.

• Choose the tools tab.

• Select check now button.

• A window will be opened. In this check the automatic fix file system errors box.

• Click on the start button.

• If the chosen drive is being in use then select the schedule disk check.

• Make sure that all the programs are closed and then restart your computer.

• Then choose the force a dismount after saving all your files.

• Automatically the checking will start and it displays the results after the checking is completed successfully.

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Disk Errors Detecting/ Checking In Windows 7


If you think your drive has errors that cause your computer’s performance to become slow, try downloading PC Tools Performance Toolkit. Follow the instructions to download and unpack and then install it. Once installed, start PC Tools then go to “Recovery” tab and click “Repair Drives.” Select drive C among the list of drives and select “Surface Scan” in the options.

Check “Perform on reboot” then click “Start” and then “Continue.” Exit PC Tools then restart the computer to begin the test. After booting, click “Start,” “All Programs,” “Accessories” then right-click “Command Prompt” and select “Run as administrator” to launch an elevated command prompt. If you are using Windows XP, you don’t need to use the “Run as” option.

In the command prompt window, type without quotes “sfc /scannow” then hit Enter. If you are prompted to insert the Windows CD, insert your Windows setup CD on your optical drive then continue. The checking will take some time. When it is finished, restart your computer. If your machine is still slow, try optimizing Microsoft Windows. Start PC Tools then in “Dashboard” tab, click the “1-Click Optimization” button.

This should improve your machine’s performance.

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