Check hard disk health on Surface Pro 3

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I have a Surface Pro 3 that's running on Windows 10. I have some concerns regarding my hard disk so I want to check its health (because a couple of files have become corrupted). What's the best way to do that? Any help would be appreciated
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How to Run Check Disk(Chkdsk) in Windows 

* Open File Explorer and go to computer. Right-click on the disk you want to check (like C:\, and it is not in use) and select “Properties”.

* Go to Tools tab, and tap “Check” under Error-checking. To scan and Recovery Bad Sectors, only check “Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors” box. To scan and fix file system errors automatically, check both boxes. And then tap Start and it takes a few minutes. Once finished, click “Show Details” to see any found errors by the Event Viewer.

* If you want to run System File Checker from a Command Line, try the steps:

Right click any empty spot of start screen, tap All apps from the bar, and right click on Command Prompt to choose “Run as administrator”.

Type the command below and hit Enter:

sfc /scannow
or
chkdsk C: /F

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  • Subhendu Sen
    What files are corrupted? Are they system files? How did you know about that? Is there any antivirus installed? For check the Hard disk, it is better to use Manufacturer's Tools. Most major hard drive manufacturers (Western Digital, Seagate etc.) provide free robust tools to check hard drive health/performance. Make sure which one is there, that is the make of the hard drive. Next go to the manufacturer’s support page & search for their hard drive utility. After that download/install the same to do the same. Sometimes, files might be corrupted due to virus activities.
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