|Who should use this?|
If you have been receiving allot of error messages, programs won't open or run properly, files are missing... or if your Windows installation keeps stalling during the EXPANDING FILES stage. You can use CHKDSK with assurance that you can't do any damage with this scan.
CHKDSK C: /F /R
Then press Enter.
The meaning of this command chkdsk verifies the integrity of the chosen Drive (in this case C:)
and /f fixes any logical errors that are found
and /r checks for physical errors ("bad sectors") and attempts to recover readable information
NOTE:If Win7/Vista is installed on a different Drive other than the C: drive, you should then replace C: with the appropriate drive letter.