How This Tip Works
1: Open My Computer, and then select
the local disk you want to check.
2: On the File menu, click
3: On the Tools tab, under
Error-checking, click Check Now.
4: Under Check disk options, select
the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check box.
- All files must be closed for this
process to run. If the volume is currently in use, a message box
will appear prompting you to indicate whether or not you want to
reschedule the disk checking for the next time you restart your
system. Then, the next time you restart your system, disk checking
will run. Your volume will not be available to perform other tasks
while this process is running.
- If your volume is formatted as
NTFS, Windows automatically logs all file transactions, replaces bad
clusters, and stores copies of key information for all files on the