As the latest Windows system, Windows 10 does offer many excellent surprises. But it also brings out several problems, such as stuck “Repairing disk errors. This might take over an hour to complete” on booting. If you are facing this issue, you can refer to this article to get rid of it.
Aside from “Scanning and repairing drive” issue that has introduced in my article – “6 Solutions to Stuck “Scanning and repairing drive” Issue in Windows 10“, lots of users also complained a lot about another similar annoying problem – stuck “Repairing disk errors” issue on booting. Thereinafter, we will tell you what to do in case of this trouble.
1. Let It Finish Overnight
First of all, “Repairing disk errors” is triggered by automatic CHKDSK on booting. As we all know, CHKDSK indeed plays a good role in scanning and repairing disk problems. Plus, most of time, CHKDSK may take a pretty long time to finish, such as 4 hours or more. So, it’s advisable to leave your computer running overnight to let it finish. But, the next day when you wake up and check PC, if “Repairing disk errors” issue persists, you can move on to try the other means.
2. Restart from Safe Mode
It is known that safe mode can solve myriad problems in computer. Hence, follow the steps below to try to get rid of stuck “Repairing disk errors”.
- At first, hold “Shift” key and press “Power” button until enter “Sign-in” screen and click “Restart”.
- After restart, in the new screen, choose “Troubleshoot” > “Advanced options” > “Startup Settings” > “Restart”.
- Then, in the displaying option list, press “F5” key to start computer from Safe Mode with Networking.
3. Automatic Repair
Provided that your computer even can’t start normally in safe mode, then you can try “Automatic repair” through the following operations.
- At the outset, insert Windows installation media.
- Then, press “F12” to enter Boot menu, in which change the boot drive to the installation media.
- When getting a prompt of “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD”, just press any key.
- Next, choose the time and keyboard type.
- Subsequently, choose “Repair your computer”.
- Lastly, click “Troubleshooting” > “Advanced option” > “Automatic repair”.
4. System Restore
Assuming that the tips above cannot help you, you can try System Restore to roll back your Windows to an earlier good state.
- To begin with, reboot your computer from a bootable USB drive or DVD.
- Then, in “Install Windows” screen, select “Repair your computer”.
- Finally, “Troubleshoot” > “Advanced option” > “System Restore”.
5. Replace Drive
The most terrible case which you must be reluctant to accepting is that the drive in the computer has failed thoroughly. Under this circumstance, the unique way is to replace the old drive with a new and healthy one. If you’ve backed up the failed drive before, after installing the new drive, you can restore backed up data to the new drive, like PST recovery.
Shirley Zhang is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including fix sql and outlook repair software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com