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Fix: Windows 10 Scanning and Repairing Drive Stuck at 0, 10, 100...

Posted by Jean to Resource 2017-01-05

Summary

Unfortunately, Windows 10 sometimes gets stuck at scanning and repairing drive c or d screen on every boot/startup, it will not complete after going to 0%, 10%, 11%, 28%...100%. This guide offers 6 effective methods to fix Windows 10 stuck at scanning and repairing drive in order to help you access your computer data. Since some of the fixes would cause data loss, we recommend you use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover lost data files after system restore, hard disk formatting, etc.

Windows 10 Stuck at Scanning and Repairing Drive

Getting stuck at scanning and repairing drive now becomes one of the big headaches of Windows 10 computer users. Chkdsk scanning and repairing hard drive seems to never accomplish and halts at different percent number.

"My Lenovo Windows 10 PC is stuck on boot and shows a message 'scanning and repairing drive (C:): 11% complete.' Now it's basically been there and hangs about half a day! How can I stop it?"

scanning and repairing drive stuck

Unfortunately, Windows 10 sometimes gets stuck at scanning and repairing drive c or d screen and will not complete after going to 0%, 10%, 11%, 28%...100%. This guide offers 6 effective methods to fix Windows 10 stuck at scanning and repairing drive in order to help you access your computer data. Since some of the fixes would cause data loss, we recommend you use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, the most popular hard drive recovery software downloaded by millions of people, to recover data after system restore, hard disk repairing, hard disk formatting, etc.

How to Fix "Scanning and Repairing Drive C/D: Complete 0%, 10%, 11%...100%" Stuck Issue?

Method 1. Set the hard drive as your boot drive

  • Enter your BIOS, go to the Boot section and check your boot priority list.
  • If your boot drive (SSD/HDD) is not at the top, make it your number one priority rather than Windows Boot Manager or USB HDD or DVD Rom for example.
  • Save and exit the BIOS.
  • Reboot.

method 1 - fix windows 10 stuck at scanning and repairing drive

Method 2. Try booting your computer in safe mode

  • Hold the Power Button down for five seconds or until the computer shuts down.
  • Press the Power button again to turn it on.
  • The PD should say Windows failed to start or something along those lines.
  • Choose Advanced Repair Options > Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Start up Settings.
  • Click Restart and choose Safe Mode to enter safe mode.
  • Log in and then reboot.

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Method 3. CMD CHKDSK

  • In the same way in opening Troubleshoot in method 2.
  • Choose Advanced Options and then Command Prompt.
  • Type fsutil dirty query c: (replace c: with your own boot drive label)
  • type chkntfs /x c: (replace c: with your own boot drive label)
  • type exit.
  • Reboot.

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Method 4. Disable Automatic Repair (You need the Windows 10 DVD/USB Installation Media)

  • Insert your Installation Media and boot from it.
  • On the bottom left it should say Repair your computer so click that.
  • Choose Troubleshoot and then Command Prompt.
  • Type bcdedit.
  • A list should appear. Somewhere, it shoudl say resumeobject. Next to it, there is a long number. Highlight that long number and press Enter to copy.
  • Type bcdedit /set (long number you copied) reocveryenabled No.
  • You should see the message telling you the operation completed successfully.
  • Type exit.
  • Reboot.

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Method 5. System Restore

  • In the same way in opening Troubleshoot in Method 2.
  • Choose Advanced Options and then System Restore.
  • Choose a date/time before the problem occurred.
  • Click Next.
  • Click Finish.
  • Reboot.

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Method 6. System Refresh (You need the Windows 10 DVD/USB Installation Media)

  • In the same way in opening Troubleshoot in Method 2.
  • Choose Refresh Your PC.
  • Insert Installation Media or Custom Installation Media.
  • Choose Next and Windows should start refreshing your PC.
  • Eventually it should take you to the login screen and then set up your files and apps again before you're in your desktop.
  • In your desktop there should be a list of removed applications in HTML file.
  • Reboot.

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How to Recover Data After Windows 10 System Restore or System Refresh?

After applying any one of the suggested fixing methods, I hope you have a trouble-free access to your Windows computer now. However, as you may worry about the computer data, apps and files while fixing the stuck on "scanning and repairing drive" screen, some of the data will be lost if you performed system restore or system refresh. Or, some people may just take out the hard drive to some maintenance stores to have it fixed, and you still get a high chance to lose data due to drive corruption, bad sectors, etc.

If the hard drive data loss can't be avoided, just let it go. Later, you should immediately download EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to perform hard drive data recovery. Be careful with the last step. You'd better preserve the recovered data to another drive in case of data overwriting.

Step 1. Select the drive where data lost, and click "Scan".

select hard drive where data lost and click scan

Step 2. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will work hard on a quick scan and meanwhile a deep scan.

scan hard drive to find lost data

Step 3. When the scan is over, all found data will be displayed. Choose the files you're looking for and click "Recover".

preview and recover data