Disk corruption is a quite common situation in Microsoft Windows computers. It may occur due to numerous reasons, such as virus infection, file system corruption, improper system shutdown, and other such reasons. In such critical situations, you can try repairing damaged Windows hard drive using Chkdsk.exe utility. It helps you to fix hard drive corruption, prevents data loss, and prevents need of Windows Data Recovery solutions.
Chkdsk.exe is a command-line utility of Microsoft Windows operating system, which verifies logical integrity of file system on your Windows hard drive. When the tool encounters any logical inconsistency on the drive, it tries to repair the system file, provided it's not in the read-only mode.
Chkdsk.exe utility offers three basic options to fix the problem when you detect disk corruption on Windows hard drive:
Do not take any action. For significant server, which is required to be online every time, it is generally a choice of requisite. The major drawback of this method is that a minor disk corruption may turn into serious corruption if you do not fix it as quickly as possible. Thus, you should opt for this option only if keeping the system working is more significant than integrity of stored data on corrupted partition.
Run an absolute Chkdsk. The options repairs damaged file system data, and restores the data that could be retrieved by means of automated process. It may take long time to complete the Windows Recovery process.
Run the abbreviated Chkdsk using combination of /I and /C switches. The options helps you to repair the types of damage, which can result into severe problems, in less time than full Chkdsk. However, this option may not fix all the corruptions that exists on your Windows drive.
You must keep in mind that the NTFS file system doesn't guarantee the complete integrity of your data after disk corruption, even if you run full Chkdsk immediately after the disk corruption. In such cases, you need to format the Windows hard drive and reinstall Windows operating system to fix logical corruption.
Though, disk formatting can fix all hard drive related problems, but also removes all the data from hard drive. In such situations, you may need to go for Windows Data Recovery Software to get your valuable data recovered. They Recover Windows data in an absolute way using high-end scanning techniques.
Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery software recovers lost Windows data in a quick, safe, and easy way. It supports recovery from FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, VFAT, NTFS, and NTFS5 file system partitions. The software works well with Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, 2003, XP, and 2000.
Chkdsk.exe Utility to Fix Windows Disk Corruption