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When you download and extract the files, select the right tool for your Windows 10 version. Select either “DiskInfo32” or “DiskInfo64.” This runs the tool without installing anything. Select your drive and click “Optimize.” This runs a scan for fragmented files and optimizes the drive for better performance. Reboot your PC, and after it’s switched off and on again repeatedly, pressing Delete, F2, F12, or whichever button the boot screen tells you, will take you to your BIOS. You can also set Windows 10 to boot directly into the BIOS. As long as you’re using a relatively modern motherboard, you can run hard drive checks in the BIOS, free from any OS-based interference.

1) Try booting several times until you see a list of three boot options. If I could access Windows Normally without the BSOD or in Safe Mode, then I could work with MSCONFIG. I’m pretty much in the tried and true scet of if its windose nothing beats format and reinstall, but tis slowly warming me up to less time consuming options.

  • That should work since it replaces all the files but dose not always delete your files.
  • After the process is finished, your hard disk would work properly again.
  • The CHKDSK command reports on a number of items concerning your drive, the amount of space used, and the amount of space still available.

When your OS will schedule an automatic check-in the drive, you will observe that a message will be displayed to let you know that the volume is dirty and has potential errors. Otherwise, it will not schedule an automatic scan. It spots out bad sectors which are physically damaged blocks in hard drive. This command takes drive C offline to scan the volume and fix any errors that found (equivalent to chkdsk /f). Yes, formatting can usually fix a corrupted hard drive. Your hard drive might be corrupt due to physical damage or bad sectors. So, if you’re trying to wipe the internal drive, make sure you remove any connected storage.

Now, the System Setup is also known as the System BIOS how you can help. Also, at times, the CMOS Setup is what it is referred to. Also, kindly note down that different computer systems have diverse ways to access the System BIOS. Hence, inspect the system documentation for attaining the specifics. And in case, you discover that the drive is undetectable, the reason may be that it is switched Off in the BIOS setup. To get into BIOS, you can reboot your Dell computer.

In Windows Vista and Windows 7, type cmd in the Start menu search bar. You can run CHKDSK in Windows 7 or Vista just as you would in Windows 10. The drive with Windows on it will ask you to restart before CHKDSK can run.

Thought On a Serious Error Has Occurred In The System Software

These errors can also happen on Windows Vista and Windows 7 systems as well. When the fixing process is done, restart your computer.

Windows Vista® Operating System

Due to this, many need to resort to finding alternative commands on using certain Windows functions – this is not how Windows operates and it should not be an answer to the problem. Press F5 key to enter Safe Mode with Networking on the Startup Settings screen. Click “Yes” to restart the computer and this operation will be completed within few minutes. Install and run AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard.