Scanning and Repairing Drive Stuck in Windows 10[Solved]

Scanning and Repairing Drive Stuck in Windows 10 : – Sometimes, when the computer system is not switched off properly a message of ‘scanning and repairing drive’ is received which includes the power failure and forced shut down on the system. While working on the computer system, RAM and hard disk are continuously reading and writing the data of the system. And if the computer system shuts down unexpectedly then the data which are stored in the RAM of the system can be lost in the worst-case scenario.  It may also lead to damage to the hard disk of the system. And after turning on the PC system, a message of ‘improper shutdown’ is seen on the screen in which the Windows 10 automatically scans and repair the drive to solve the issues that occurred in the process. 

Windows 10 stuck at scanning and repairing drive

It is highly advised and recommended to the computer users to stop the habit of force shutdowns as through this the startup errors can be avoided in the system. Following is the steps that should be followed for scanning and repairing the drive thoroughly: 

SOLUTION 1: The Disk Connection should be checked 

If some process is carried out on the computer system, that may displace the computer system disks which can be stuck at scanning and repairing drive creating connection issues with the disk and also computer system then, the connections should be ensured once with the computer system correctly. 

SOLUTION 2: Wait until the ‘scanning and repairing drive’ process gets finished

Sometimes, the scanning and repairing drive takes a long time for the process of scanning in Windows 10 of the system. If the driver is not in good condition, then the process may take several hours to complete the process of scanning and repairing drive in the computer system. 

SOLUTION 3: The scanning and repairing of the drive should be stopped in the Windows 

You should disable the automatic disk complete checking process in the Automatic Repair option in the computer system. To bypass the scanning and repairing drive option at the time of Windows startup can be achieved by clicking any key of the keyboard. Following are the steps that are required to follow to achieve this: 

Step 1: Scanning and repairing drive is stuck for which the power button should be pressed to shut down the computer system successfully. 

Step 2: After turning on the system message of ‘Preparing Automatic Repair’ is seen on the screen that diagnoses the computer system further. 

Step 3: Now before the disk checking process gets start, you are required to click any key on the keyboard to disable the disk checking process on the system. 

scanning and repairing drive stuck

SOLUTION 4: The Automatic Repair should be disabled 

In the case of windows 10, Automatic repair does not work always which can cause several issues like scanning and repairing drive stuck and the process of Automatic repair gets struck. To stop or avoid the issues you may disable the Automatic Repair option which can help to enter the Windows installation media in the computer system. To proceed with the fixation, the following are the steps that are required to be followed: 

Step 1: The power button of the computer system should be held for 10 secs to off the system. 

Step 2: Power on the system again, after the Windows sign is observed on the screen, again hold the power button for 10 secs to turn off the system. 

Step 3: After the computer is on, and the Windows get restarted hold the power button for 10 secs to shut down the computer system. 

Step 4: Finally, this time, do not interrupt the power on the process in the system. This time you will able to see the WinRE on the computer screen. 

Step 5: Select the option of ‘Choose an option’ and then go for the troubleshoot option. After that, select the Command Prompt option under the Advanced options in the list. 

Step 6: In the Command prompt, type bcdedit and then remember the value of the identifier and the recovery enabled that is present under the Windows Boot Loader. 

Step 7: Type bcdedit/set {recoveryenabled} no. to disable the automatic repair in the system. 

Step 8: Finally restart again the computer system successfully. 

windows 10 scanning and repairing drive

SOLUTION 5: Run CHKDSK after entering in the Safe Mode 

To Remove Scanning and Repairing Drive Stuck Error in the computer system you have to fix the disk errors that are obtained at the file system errors. One can select the Safe Mode and then you should run CHKDSK to solve all the raised issues in the computer system. Safe mode is a diagnostic mode where the system performs all the fixation process in the system.

Step 1: Shut down the computer system by pressing the main power button for at least 10 secs. 

Step 2: After that, on the computer system again and after observing the Windows logo on the screen, hold the power button again for 10 secs that will help to turn off the machine easily. 

Step 3: Then, press easily the power button of the computer system to on the machine and after the Windows gets started again hold the power button for 10 secs to easily switch off the computer system successfully. 

Step 4: Now this time, do not interrupt the process of power-on of the computer system, you will get to observe WinRE on the system’s screen. 

Step 5: Select the option of Choose option from the screen and then go for the Troubleshoot menu. Under the advanced options, select the startup settings. After that search for the restart option and click on it to restart the computer system. 

Step 6: The just After the restart process, you can observe the below picture that gets opened after a while. Then press F5 on the keyboard to enable the Safe Mode on the system with regards to Networking. 

Step 7: Finally, open the ‘This PC’ option and then properties from it. 

Step 8: Then select the ‘Tools’ tab and choose the ‘Check’ option from the menu. The below picture can be used as the reference picture for further guidance. 

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