How do I run CHKDSK on a external hard drive?

Using a external hard drive to back up my computer and it doesn't complete leaving the message a CHKDSK/RUN is needed for it. Pls help
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  1. open cmd with admin privileges, start menu->search: cmd -> right click on it and select "run as an admin"

    once in the dos window, type chkdsk X: /F, where X is the letter assigned to your external HDD.
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