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Chapter 17. Securing Your PC > Checking a Disk for Errors

Checking a Disk for Errors

In addition to backing up your data, you should periodically check your disk for errors. It's not uncommon for parts of your hard disk get damaged. When this happens, you might see an error message when you try to open or save a file.

To scan the disk for damage and fix any problems, you can use a handy system tool called Check Disk that is included with Windows XP. Follow these steps to use this program:


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