Meaning : Check Disk
Category : Computers
Sub Category : Commands
What does CHKDSK mean or stand for ?
CHKDSK is a command that is used was used alot in older computers that ran on DOS systems.DOS was a text based operating system prior to the graphic user interface of Windows.
CHKDSK is used to check the hard disk for physical errors.It is a slow process that scans all the sectors of the hard drive and report bad sectors.
Nowadays some windows systems still have the command prompt option in the start menu.This command prompt is the same as DOS,and CHKDSK can be accessed from here also.