How to Run Check Disk on an HP Laptop

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How to Run Check Disk on an HP Laptop
Check disk finds and attempts to fix hard drive problems. (hard drive 2 image by Graham Lumsden from

Many of the errors on your HP laptop are issues that stem from problems on your hard drive. Before you do a complete system recovery and reset your computer to factory settings, you can perform a check disk scan. A check disk scan allows the computer to diagnose specific problems within the hard drive and attempt to repair them.

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  1. 1

    Close any open programs.

  2. 2

    Click "Start" and select "(My) Computer."

  3. 3

    Right-click the drive on which you want to run the check disk scan and select "Properties."

  4. 4

    Click the "Tools" tab.

  5. 5

    Click "Check Now" in the "Error Checking" section.

  6. 6

    Click both check boxes in the "Check disk" pop-up window and select "Start." The check disk scan will now run.

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