About once a month you want to check to see if you have problems with your hard drive or Windows program files. Here is the procedure:
- Click on Start.
- Select Run.
- In the box type: cmd.
- A black DOS window is displayed.
- At the command prompt type: chkdsk.
- After chkdsk runs, you will get a report that tells you if there are any errors.
- If there are no errors, type exit at the prompt (C:\…>)
- If there are errors, then type chkdsk /f at the prompt
- You will get a message: Cannot lock current drive.
- You will get another message: Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you
like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N) Press Y.
- At the prompt type: exit.
- Close all of your programs.
- Click Start.
- Select Shutown.
- At the shutdown, select Shutdown & Restart.
- Before Windows loads, chkdsk runs and corrects any errors.
- Windows loads.