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

Jean updated on Dec 26, 2018 to Resource | How-to Articles

Summary

Windows 10 sometimes gets stuck at scanning and repairing a drive on every boot/startup, it will not complete after going to 0%, 10%, 11%, 28%...100%. This guide offers 6 effective solutions for when Windows 10 is stuck at scanning and repairing drive, and help you access your computer data. Since some of the fixes can result in data loss, we recommend you use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover lost data files after using the system restore or hard disk formatting fixes.

SIX FIXES:
Method 1. Set the hard drive as your boot drive
Method 2. Try booting your computer in safe mode
Method 3. CMD CHKDSK
Method 4. Disable Automatic Repair( You need the Windows DVD/USB Installation Media)
Method 5. System Restore
Method 6. System Refresh (You need the Windows 10 DVD/USB Installation Media)

Windows 10 Stuck at Scanning and Repairing Drive

Getting stuck at scanning and repairing drive is quickly becoming one of the biggest headaches for Windows 10 computer users. It happens when chkdsk’s scanning and repairing hard drive seems to never finish, halting at a certain percentage value and not advancing. 

"My Lenovo Windows 10 PC is stuck on boot and shows a message 'scanning and repairing drive (C:): 11% complete' It has been hanging there for about half a day now! How can I exit out of scanning and repairing drive?"

scanning and repairing drive stuck

Unfortunately, Windows 10 sometimes gets stuck at scanning and repairing drive C: or D:. The scan will often partially complete, but then get stuck on a particular percent.

This guide offers 6 effective methods to fix the scanning and repairing drive freeze and and help you access your computer data. Since some of the fixe 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

  • Step 1: Enter your BIOS, go to the Boot section and check your boot priority list.
  • Step 2: 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.
  • Step 3: Save and exit the BIOS.
  • Step 4: Reboot.

Method 2. Try booting your computer in safe mode

  • Step 1: Hold the Power Button down for five seconds or until the computer shuts down.
  • Step 2: Press the Power button again to turn it on.
  • Step 3: The PC should say Windows failed to start or something along those lines.
  • Step 4: Choose Advanced Repair Options > Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Start up Settings.
  • Step 5: Click Restart and choose Safe Mode to enter safe mode.
  • Step 6: Log in and then reboot.

Method 3. CMD CHKDSK

  • Step 1: Navigate to Troubleshoot in the same way as in Method 2.
  • Step 2: Choose Advanced Options and then Command Prompt.
  • Step 3: Type fsutil dirty query C: (replace C: with your own boot drive label).
  • Step 4: type chkntfs /x C: (replace C: with your own boot drive label)
  • Step 5: Type: exit.
  • Step 6: Reboot.

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

  • Step 1: Insert your Installation Media and boot from it.
  • Step 2: On the bottom left it should say "Repair your computer", so click that.
  • Step 3: Choose Troubleshoot and then Command Prompt.
  • Step 4: type bcdedit.)
  • Step 5: Type: exit.
  • Step 6: Reboot.

Method 5. System Restore

Warning
This method may cause data loss. If you choose to use this method, be sure to scan your drive afterwards with data recovery software.
  • Step 1: Navigate to Troubleshoot in the same way as in Method 2.
  • Step 2: Choose Advanced Options and then System Restore.
  • Step 3: Choose a date/time before the problem occurred.
  • Step 4: Click Next.
  • Step 5: Click Finish.
  • Step 6: Reboot.

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

Warning
This method may cause data loss. If you choose to use this method, be sure to scan your drive afterwards with data recovery software.
  • Step 1: Navigate to Troubleshoot in the same way as in Method 2.
  • Step 2: Choose "Refresh Your PC".
  • Step 3: Insert Installation Media or Custom Installation Media.
  • Step 4: Choose "Next" and Windows should start refreshing your PC.
  • Step 5: Eventually, it should take you to the login screen, then set up your files and apps again before you're on your desktop.
  • Step 6: In your desktop, there should be a list of removed applications in an HTML file.
  • Step 7: Reboot.

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

After applying these recommended solutions, I hope you have access to your Windows computer now.

While fixing the stuck on "scanning and repairing drive" screen, some data will be lost if you performed the system restore or system refresh approaches.

If hard drive data loss can't be avoided to solve the issue, it must be done. Afterwards, you can immediately download EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to perform hard drive data recovery. In the final step of the program, when you are recovering your data, you should save the data to another drive than where you lost it from. Otherwise, you risk overwriting the data and losing the chance to recover.

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