Some users who have upgraded to Windows 11 from Windows 10 report that they’re encountering disk errors on Microsoft’s new desktop OS. Even after performing disk cleanup on Windows and clearing the cache on their PC, the issue persists, and some are unable to log into their PC.
If you are also in the same boat and facing the “repairing disk errors” problem in Windows, worry not. In this guide, TheGhanaTech.com have included six ways to repair disk errors on Windows.
How to Repair Disk Errors on Windows 10/11
- Check System Errors in the Disk
- First, press the Windows keyboard shortcut “Windows + E” to open File Explorer. Now, right-click on the “C” drive and open “Properties”.
- Here, move to “Tools” and click on “Check” under “Error checking”.
- Then, click on “Scan drive” in the pop-up window. Windows will now look for system errors in the drive, and if any problem is found, it will allow you to repair the disk.
- Run CHKDSK Repair Command
If the above method didn’t fix the error, follow this method. CHKDSK is Windows’ built-in command-line tool to fix all kinds of disk-related errors.
- Press the Windows key once and type “cmd”. Now, click on “Run as administrator” in the right-pane to open Command Prompt with admin privileges.
- Once you are in the CMD window, type the below command and hit Enter. It will inform you that your Windows PC needs a restart to start the CHKDSK scan. Type
yand hit Enter. *chkdsk /f C :*
- Now, go ahead and restart your PC. Windows will run the CHKDSK scan, which may take some time, so keep patience and wait for it to complete.
- After the scan, Windows will boot up automatically. To check the result of the CHKDSK scan, press the Windows key once and search for “Event Viewer“.
- Open the Event Viewer, expand the “Windows Logs” section in the left sidebar and move to “Application”. Scroll down and look for the latest “Wininit” entry under the “Source” column in the right pane.
- Open the “Wininit” entry and review the CHKDSK scan results. If Windows says there are no disk errors, you are good to go. In case it shows disk errors, investigate the error further and look for a solution on the web.
- Defragment Hard Disk
- Press the Windows key once and search for “defragment“. Now, open “Defragment and Optimize Drives”.
- Here, select the C drive, click on “Optimize“, and let Windows complete the defragmentation process.
- After the process is complete, restart Windows, and the errors should be fixed.
- Troubleshoot From Recovery (For PCs Unable to Log In)
If you are constantly facing the “Windows detected a hard disk problem” or “Repairing disk errors” problem during boot, you will have to troubleshoot your Windows 10/11 PC from the recovery screen.
- Boot to Safe Mode (For PCs Unable to Log In)
If the problem is still unresolved, you will have to boot into Safe mode and perform some of the operations we have mentioned above.
- Re-install Windows 10/11 (For PCs Unable to Log In)
If nothing worked so far, your best bet would be to reinstall Windows 10/11. In case, you are still facing disk errors even after re-installing Windows 10/11, the culprit might be the faulty hard disk itself. We suggest you replace the hard disk with an SSD for much better performance and longevity.