Analyze my surface

You have been having some disk read performance concerns, and you would like to run a check of the physical hard drive sectors. Which utility would be the best choice for this?

A) chkdsk

B) defrag

C) ntbackup

D) disktool

E) Get a flashlight and one of those long sticks with a magnet on the end

The answer: A) chkdsk

The Check Disk command not only examines your disk for logical file system issues, but it can also scan the surface of the drive for any physical problems.

Want to know more? Watch “Disk Management Tools.”

If you maintain your storage devices properly, they’ll tend to be more efficient and last much longer. In this video, you’ll learn how to manually defragment your hard disks, backup their contents, and check them for any logical or physical errors.