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Thursday, 5 January 2012

How to Run Check Disk Utility in Windows
The operating system Windows Vista comes with a utility called "Check Disk." When enabled, the utility scans the selected disk and searches for any problems, such as bad sectors, that may compromise the stability of the Vista operating system or the chosen disk. Depending on the settings you select when running the utility, Check Disk may be able to automatically repair problems found in the disk. The Windows Vista Check Disk utility can also be used to recover lost information inside the disk.


  1. Click the Windows Vista "Start" button found on the task bar. The Vista "Start Menu" opens.
  2.  Select "Computer" inside the menu. The "Computer" window opens.
  3. Right-click the disk icon you wish to check (For example Disk "C"). A menu appears.
  4. Choose "Properties" inside the menu. The "Properties" menu opens.
  5. Click "Tools" at the top of the window. Then, click "Check Now" inside the "Error-Checking" box located inside the window. A "Check Disk" window opens.
  6. Click the boxes next to "Automatically fix file system errors" and "Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors" if you want to enable either option during the disk scan. Select neither if you wish to simply check the selected disk.
  7. Click "Start." An alert window appears. Choose the "Schedule disk check" option inside the alert window. Then, click the task bar "Start" button again. Click the arrow positioned to the right of the "Shut down" tab inside the Start Menu. A menu appears. Choose "Restart." The computer restarts and the check disk utility runs.

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