Checking a hard disk... Tags: Hard Drives Storage Last response: December 12, 2009 11:41 PM in Storage Share synapsediagram December 3, 2009 2:38:08 AM I have a few drives that I have sitting around and was wondering what is the best way to thoroughly check the disks for errors, bad sectors, etc? Could someone recommend a good program for doing this? I want to make sure it does a thorough job. Thank you very much for your time. More about : checking hard disk | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove TheViper December 3, 2009 10:37:55 AM Run CHKDSK from the command prompt. Typing /r after CHKDSK will have it try to repair any problems it finds. | Report abuse synapsediagram December 12, 2009 11:32:00 PM Thanks, but looking for an alternative to chkdsk. | Report abuse TheViper December 12, 2009 11:41:35 PM Try SystemRescueCD | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>Checking a hard disk...> Related ressources: ForumHard Disk Error Checking Utility ForumChecking for errors on my hard disk . ForumChecking Disk taking too long ForumWhat is cyclic redundancy check check on my external hard disk ForumS.M.A.R.T. fail but disk checking okay, help plz? ForumWd hard disk warranty check ForumBoot-up disk checking problem ForumWhat is cyclic redundancy check check on my external hard disk ForumSeagate hard disk warranty check ForumWestern digital hard disk warranty check ForumHitachi hard disk warranty check ForumWd hard disk warranty check using serial number ForumHow to check my external hard disk that is corrupt and unreadable? ForumConstant firewire disk checking on reboot ForumWindows detected a hard disk problem? ForumIDE to ACHI can't find Registry Entry OCZ Vertex 4 Forum[Solved] What's the most reliable hard drive? WD Black vs Blue vs Green ForumIf bad sectors are recovered, is hard drive ok? ForumIn stalling OS on External Hard disk Forum[SOLVED]Neweg and hard drives More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !