how to check for bad sectors windows 10


Run Chkdsk /f in Windows 10 or 11 for bad sector

To use this tool, open the command prompt and type the following commands in Command Prompt and press Enter after each of them: sfc /scannow. chkdsk c: /f /r (fix errors and recover data as possible)


How do I check for bad sectors?
What do I do if my drive reports bad sectors?
  1. Double Click (My) Computer, and right-click the hard disk.
  2. On the shortcut menu, click Properties, and on the Tools tab in the Properties dialog box.
  3. Click Check Now in the Error-Checking Status area.