How to check your Operating System and fix Errors in Windows 8

Description: This technical article shows how to check your operating system and fix errors in Windows 8.

  1. Open Command Prompt by holding the Windows key on your keyboard and tapping the letter X. Then select Command Prompt (Admin).
    Windows 8 Quick Access Menu, Command Prompt Admin
  2. Type the command: CHKDSK, then press enter.
    Command Prompt Windows, CHKDSK
  3. Windows will now check the integrity of the file system on your computer and repair any errors that it finds.
    Command Prompt, CHKDSK Results