Quote: Originally Posted by Kray Z
When i check for errors on my computer i get a message saying it can't check when it's in use.Why?
Here's a screen shot:
The why has been explained fully.
This is how I do my disk check.....
Start > search box, type cmd > top left, right click cmd.exe > Run As Administrator > at the flashing point of the cmd window, type chkdsk /f/r
> press Enter.
( Note : there is a space between " chkdsk " and " / "
The screen will tell you .... this cannot be done now but do you want to do it on restart ( I am paraphrasing ). Type Y as in yes. > exit cmd window > shut down computer > restart > diskcheck will begin > will take quite some time > sit back and wait > do NOT turn off the machine.
RE : chkdsk /f/r /f
= Fixes errors on the disk /r
= Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information