Thanks loads for your concise and clear tutorial. After trying to follow some guidance found on other websites and failing miserably, I found your easy steps and images. I have learned a lot just trying to make this post: how to download my system specs (the easy way, again, thanks to you and the person who developed the tool,and how to post an image from disk management which I tried to do right and will hopefully see here.
I have a win8 OS, I hope it is ok to post. I did the Chkdisk /f/r because of a couple critical errors I found on the event viewer one night which seemed to disappear the following morning. I could not find them event viewer. One I had saved to a file because I wanted to share it with Norton support. But it is no longer on the event viewer.
Searching the web I discovered that missing logs on the event viewer, could be a sign of HDD trouble, or malware. Doing a check disk was advised. I decided to do it because of the missing logs and other errors on the event viewer (boot degradation, and other stuff) which I can not pretend to understand. Funny, what prompts a novice to dive in over their heads. Otherwise my notebook runs fine, I think.
A question about the Disk Check results, the scan discovered and cleaned 1068 unused index entries. Because of the high number, should I be concerned? No bad sectors or bad files. Thanks for your work and help.