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How to Fix Scanning and Repairing Drive Stuck in Windows 10

The issue scanning and repairing stuck often occurs when you are trying to boot the computer. It may be caused by the incorrect operation of shutting computer or bad sectors of the hard drive or other reasons. This post will show you different methods on how to fix the scanning and repairing drive C stuck issue.

Scanning and Repairing Drive Stuck

Some users recently have reported that Windows 10 was scanning and repairing drive on booting, and the process stuck for minutes or even longer. And some users have reported that every time they power on PC, they get this message. If you also get this error on your Windows 10, don’t worry. You can fix it with the methods in this post, as they have helped other users with this problem.

The issue scanning and repairing drive C stuck may be caused by various reasons. For example:

  • If you didn’t shut down the computer with a correct way such as a forced shutdown or a power outage, you may meet this problem.
  • There are bad sectors on the hard drive.
  • The computer is attacked by a virus.
  • The drivers are configured incorrectly.
  • Other reasons can also lead to the issue computer scanning and repairing drive stuck.

Do you know how to fix this issue? 

Methods to Fix Scanning and Repair Drive Stuck Back up File before Fixing the Issue

In order to back up files, you need a piece of third-party software since you can’t enter Windows 10 and the Backup and Restore(Windows 7) tool of Windows is not available when you encounter the issue Windows scanning and repairing drive stuck.

Thus, the best file backup software – MiniTool ShadowMaker would be a good choice. It is a piece of professional backup software which can be used to back up files, folder, partition, disk, and the operating system with its powerful feature.

Besides the backup feature, MiniTool ShadowMaker is also able to perform some recovery solutions when some accidents happen.

With so many powerful features, you can download it from the following button or purchase an advanced one to have a try. And we will show you how to back up files step by step.

Now, you have successfully backed up all files and it is time to fix the issue scanning and repairing drive stuck.

Solution 1. Check and Repair the Disk in Safe Mode

Step 1: Press and hold the Power button to force the computer to turn on and off 3 times, then you will enter the Windows Recovery Environment.

Step 2: Next, click Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings > Restart to continue.

Step 3: Then you will go to the following page and press F4 to enter Safe Mode or press F5 to enter Safe Mode with Networking.


Step 4: Then type Command Prompt in the search box of Windows 10 and right-click it to choose Run as administrator.

Step 5: Next, type the following command chkdsk c:/f in the command line window and hit Enter to check and repair the disk.

Step 6: Then you will receive a message which tells you that the process of schedule this volume to be checked will be performed when the operating system starts the next time. Thus, you are required to type Y to continue.

When the scanning and repairing process is finished, you can restart your computer to check whether the issue scanning and repairing drive stuck is solved.

Solution 2. Check File System

To fix the issue scanning and repairing drive stuck Windows 10, you can try to run System File Checker to check whether there is a corrupted file system and repair it. Thus, you can go on according to following instructions.

Step 1: You can repeat the first three steps of above method to enter the Safe Mode.

Step 2: Type cmd in the search box and right-click it to choose Run as administrator to continue.

Step 3: In the popup command window, type the command sfc /scannow and hit Enter to continue.


Step 4: Then the scanning process will take several minutes. Please don’t close the command line window until you see the message verification 100% complete.

When you completed the above steps, you can check whether the issue Windows scanning and repairing the drive stuck is solved.

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Apart the methods mentioned in the article, there are other methods that you can use as well, including:

Disable Check Disk on Booting

Run Automatic Repair

Run System Restore

There are different methods to fix the issue scanning and repairing drive stuck. If you still have the issue, you may try out more methods here.

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