Proper syntax for using CHKDSK/F to correct Windows 7 disk problems. This assumes that you are trying to fix disk problems by restarting (rebooting) your computer using the Windows Repair CD or DVD you previously made.
I was attempting to recover from hard disk problems. I knew I had to reboot my PC using the Repair Disk, but once I had gotten to the command prompt (choose a recovery tool -> command prompt) what is the correct way to run CHKDSK/F to repair the disk problems? I did a little research online. It was amazingly unhelpful. So, here is the correct syntax. The prompt which will be displayed on your screen is
If you have 64 bit Windows the prompt may say x:\windows\system64>
Once you have the X: prompt, type this after the prompt
What you’ll have on your screen now is x:\windows\system32>chkdsk c:/f
Hit the enter key.
That’s all there is to it. Windows will proceed to check your disk and hopefully resolve any problems. I am documenting what I did so next time I have the same problem, I’ll be able to refer to this again. I hope it may help others as well.
As a former Mac user, I am just amazed at all the care and feeding Windows requires. Fortunately I am retired and can spend the time needed to keep Windows running properly. For the retiree, Windows can be a hobby. For those not seeking such a hobby, I suggest buying a Mac!