A Quick and Easy Hard Drive Check
Today we are going to show you a quick and easy way to check your hard drive(s) any time you like – and you can do it in less than one minute.
Type COMMAND in the taskbar search. When you see “Command Prompt” appear in the search results, press “Enter”.
In the Command Prompt window, type the following command (exactly as shown) at the prompt >.
WMIC DISKDRIVE GET STATUS
and press Enter
Almost immediately, you’ll see the status of your drive(s). As you can see, my hard drive is OK.
If you see something other than OK, it may mean Windows is having problems retrieving the S.M.A.R.T. data from your drive(s). If any problems are detected, they will be shown in the Command Prompt window.