As time passes our pc hard disk tend to get cluttered with bad sectors and file errors which lead to many hard drive access problem like slowing down your PC or the hard drive constantly running, I recently wrote about.
Here are some free softwares to scan hard drive for errors & repair hard disk errors.
#1- Scan & Fix Your Hard Drive Using Error Checking in Windows
Error checking will check for various hard drive issues, including bad sectors. Error Checking replaces older Windows hard drive diagnostics such as "scandisk" and "chkdsk".
- Open My Computer and Right-click on the drive letter that you wish to check for errors (usually C:) and click on the Properties menu item.
- Choose the "Tools" tab and click on the Check Now… button.
- Two options are available :
- Automatically fix file system errors will correct many file system errors detected. This is highly recommended.
- Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors will perform a search for areas of the hard drive that may be damaged or unusable. If found, this tool will mark those areas as "bad" and prevent your computer from using them in the future.
- Click Start and Allow the Error Checking program to run its course until complete.
- Done. Restart the PC if prompted to do so.
#2- CheckDrive – Check, Repair Hard Disk Errors
CheckDrive offers you an easy way to check your hard drives for errors. It can detect and fix hard drive errors that might appear on system crashes or when switching off your PC without a proper Windows shutdown.
> Download CheckDrive : Link
If you ever had a system crash then you can use it to check your system for hard drive errors.
#3- Disk Heal – Tweak your Hard Drive, Optimize Hard Disk
Disk Heal is a utility that performs various tweaks to optimize your PC hard drive in terms of errors, security and also performs tweaks for common applications as well. It is a useful tool that tweaks your PC and fixes common computer problems.
> Download Disk Heal : Link
Initially it was a program which fixed disk problems that occur after a virus has been removed with a few additional features like changing the icon of a drive. Currently it performs various other tweaks as well.
Hope this free softwares help you…
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