will find errors on your drive that may be causing you problems.
Please note: You need to shut down all programs
running or you will receive a message as below. To be sure all
running programs are shut down do the following:
Press Ctrl/Alt and Del keys at the same time (a window will pop
The only programs that should be running are Explorer, Rundll,
If any other programs are running highlight the program and
click on end task
Repeat process until the only 3 programs running are the three
When you first click on
the scandisk option you will see the following window:
want to click on Advanced to see if the options there are set to
your preferences. My preferences are as shown below:
sure your settings are set to your preference then click OK. It will
bring you back to the previous window. Check off the Automatically
fix errors and then click start in that window and you will see the
following window. At the bottom of the window there is an indicator
to show just how far the scandisk has progressed. All you need do is
sit back and wait for scandisk to finish.
When it is
finished you will see a window similar to below displaying your
results of the scan.
scan is slightly different and will take much more time to run. I
don't recommend doing this one except maybe once a month just to be
sure there are no major problems with the hard drive. Or run it if
you still have problems after running all the other tools.
Once you have
chosen Thorough click on the Options button and you will see the
options are set up right click OK. Again the indicator will run
through the process but an added process will be at the end.
When done you
again will receive the box displaying the results of the scan.