Ultimately, you should be able to run
chkdsk on a volume, as per the
chkdks documentation (instead of a drive letter or mount point, you simply pass it the volume name). However, it's probably easier and more reliable to just assign the partition a drive letter or mount point.
Under Windows, you need to assign a partition a mount-point to use
chkdsk on it. You can use the Computer Management snap-in (Start -> Run ->
DISKPART to do this (see below for
DISKPART instructions). If you go with the Computer Management method, go to the Disk Management section, where you need to assign the partition either:
- A drive letter (i.e. X:)
- A mount path (i.e. X:/MyDisc/)
After this, you should be able to run
chkdsk on the particular mount-point of interest. The easiest and most reliable would probably be to mount it as a drive letter.
Alternatively, you can use
DISKPART to assign the partition a letter. Fire up
DISKPART, and type
LIST DISK to find the disk, followed by
SELECT DISK <N> (where
<N> is the drive number). Follow the same steps to find the proper partition (i.e.
LIST PARTITION followed by
SELECT PARTITION <N>), and then simply type
ASSIGN to have Windows mount the partition at the next new drive letter.