Checking a hard disk for errors

If you suspect that your hard disk is damaged, you can examine it for errors.

To check a hard disk for errors

  1. In the Analyze panel, click Check Hard Disks for Errors.

  2. Select the drive that you want to check.

  3. Select any of the following options.

    Automatically fix file system errors

    Fixes errors on the selected disk. When this option is not selected, errors are displayed but are not fixed.

    Find and correct bad sectors

    Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information.

  4. Click Start.