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Use the Windows Rescue System to Check for Hard Disk Errors

For Windows server packages.

Learn how to use the Check Disk command from the Windows Rescue System to check your hard drive(s) for errors.

Step 2
Log into the Windows Rescue system by typing your server's IP address followed by :5800 in the browser URL bar such as http://74.111.111.111:5800. If you set the server to boot into the Windows Rescue system, use the password that was provided by the 1&1 Control Panel during the process. If an agent from the Dedicated Server Support Team set the server to boot to the Windows Rescue System, use your initial password.
Enter the VNC password
Enter the VNC password
Step 3
At the command prompt, run the chkdsk command followed by the drive letter and /r to run the utility, locate bad sectors and recover readable information such as
chkdsk c: /r
and then press ENTER.
Use the chkdsk command to run the check
Use the chkdsk command to run the check
Step 4
The Utility will begin to check the partition. Depending on the size of the partition or whether there are any errors or repairs that need to be made, etc. the length of time it takes to complete will vary. It may take anywhere from 10 minutes to multiple hours. Allow the utility to run until it is complete. If you are logged out of the rescue system while waiting, simply log back in later to resume the same session.
Wait for the chkdsk to complete
Wait for the chkdsk to complete
Step 5
When the check is complete, the terminal will output a summary of actions taken, if any.
Issue the chkdsk command for any other drives that need checking
Issue the chkdsk command for any other drives that need checking

If there are other partitions that need to be checked, simply follow the same steps and specify the drive letter of the next partition to be checked such as

chkdsk d: /r
or
chkdsk e: /r