Do you need to check your clip_image002in Windows Vista? If so, the check disk utility checks your disks for integrity and bad sectors and can recover information.

In order to check a disk in Windows Vista, right-click on the disk in question and choose Properties, as shown in Figure A and Figure B.

Figure A

Figure B

On the Properties page, click the Tools tab and click Check Now (Figure C).

Figure C

Check the Automatically Fix File System Errors and Scan For And Attempt Recovery Of Bad Sectors checkboxes, as shown in Figure D, and click Start.

Figure D
You cannot check the disk while it is in use. You can perform a disk check the next time you restart your computer, as shown in Figure E, by choosing Schedule Disk Check.

Figure E

Upon restart, the chosen disk is checked for errors and repaired if needed, as shown in Figure F.

Figure F