How to Use Check Disk and System Files Checker to Solve Problems in Windows 8

Published April 30, 2015 by Admin

In Windows 8, you can make use of a couple of tools to fix your problem. If you encounter hard disk errors, you can run check disk (chkdsk). For damaged files, you can launch system file checker (sfc). In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the two both tools on your computer.

Steps to Run Check Disk in Windows 8

1. Double click on Computer icon on the desktop screen. Then right click on C: drive and select Properties.

C drive

2. In Tools tab, click on the Check button under Error Checking.

Tools tab

3. Windows 8 will being scanning your drive for any errors.

scan process

4. A few minutes later, you will see a message on whether there were any errors found on the hard drive or not.

show details

5. Click on Show Details link, you can check out the Event Viewer.

event viewer

Steps to Run System Checker in Windows 8

System File Checker is a utility in Windows that allows you to scan for and restore corruptions in system files. You can run SFC in Windows by following the steps below:

1. Pull out the Charm bar and search for Command Prompt.


2. Right click to check the Command Prompt, choose Run as Administrator from the bar that shows up at the bottom of the screen.

run as administrator

3. At the command prompt, type the following command:

sfc /scannow


Then Windows system will start the verification process. Once it finishes, it will display tell you that everything is fine or some files had problems and were replaced by the system. All in all, the two programs are easy to use. You can use them to troubleshoot many different types of problems in Windows 8.

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