[Fix] Windows 10 Stuck on Scanning and Repairing Drive 100 (100% Working)

This is an issue with windows 10. Generally, when users reset or just turn on the computer after a time gap, windows start to scan and repair the drive. In this case, this procedure gets stuck at a percentage such as 100%. It remains paused for a long time even for hours.

Let’s find the fix through the article with tricks and tips for a smooth user experience.

Windows 10 Stuck on Scanning and Repairing Drive 100

Windows 10 Stuck on Scanning and Repairing Drive 100 – How This Problem Occur

Basically, it is related to windows updates. But there are other reasons too.

  • Sometimes after an update, system files may get damaged or corrupted. Even, it could happen if an update is running in the background. Therefore, the scanning does not want to complete before the update is done. 
  • It can happen because windows may not shut down properly. The system may get shut down unusually such as load shedding or power supply interruption. 
  • Moreover, difficulties with hard drives also can cause this problem as they may have some corrupted portions.
  • Running chkdsk /f command may bring this problem at the next restart after continuing the procedure while chkdsk is in use by other process message appear. 

7 Ways to Resolve Windows 10 Stuck on Scanning and Repairing Issue

Now I will suggest some ways to resolve this issue to have a better and smooth user experience.

Way 1: Stable Disk Connection

The cause of the stuck scanning and repairing drive can be a problem with the disk’s connection to the computer. Check the cable and port to ensure the disks are appropriately connected to the computer.

Way 2: Safe Mode Boot

  • First, try for a boot from installation media. 
  • Choose Repair your computer in Windows Install now window. 
  • Select Troubleshoot.
  • Then Advanced option.
  • Again, choose Startup Settings. There will be nine options.
  • Use F4 function key to perform Safe Mode.

Way 3: Turn off Automatic Repair

  • Shut down the computer.
  • Turn on the computer. When the Windows logo appears, turn off the computer again at that moment.
  • Again, turn on the computer. When the restart is complete, shut down for the last time in this procedure.
  • Now, if you start the computer, the Windows Recovery Environment will prompt up.
  • In Choose an option, go for Troubleshoot. Then Advance options. Finally, Command Prompt.
  • Type bcdedit and enter. Usually, the ‘identifier’ and ‘recoveryenabled’ should be ‘current’ and ‘Yes’ accordingly.
  • Now, type bcdedit /set {current} recoveryenabled no. It will stop the automatic repair.
  • Restart to check if it is fixed.

Way 4: Inactive Fast Startup

  • Go to Start menu. Then Settings.
  • Search for Control Panel.  
  • Choose All Control Panel Items.
  • Select Power Options.
  • In the System Settings option, check for Shutdown settings and unmark the Turn on fast startup.

Way 5: Run System File Checker

  • Launch Command Prompt using administrative access.
  • Go for sfc /scannow command. It will allow a system scan to detect any corrupted or missing files. It will be contained in WinDir dllcache folder.
  • Let the scanning process get finished.
  • Go for DISM command if the scan got some malicious files and cannot recover them. Type DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth to give the command for a complete repair.

Way 6: Run CHKDSK Command

By running this command, we can find drive errors and fix them. To do so, type chkdsk C: /F /r. Here, C stands for local drive C, ‘F’ is for repairing errors and ‘r’ is for finding and recovering readable files.

Way 7:  Repair Drives with Windows

  • Open File Explorer and check for the drives.
  • Go for the drive that is up to get scanned and repaired by Windows. Right-click and select Properties
  • Choose Tools and click Check. Windows will find out the errors. 
  • Select Repair Drive and repair them. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How may I avoid scanning and repairing problems?

To get rid of this problem, a restart is a quick solution. While the scanning message is showing at the bottom and gets stuck for a long time, press the power button for enough time to shut down. Then turn on the pc again. You will notice that the problem is gone.

How long it takes to scan and repair the C drive in Windows 10?

It is possible that while using Windows 10, you might face a dubious scanning drive message. This issue can cause any drive. It can take several hours and, in some cases, a whole day. It can usually happen by a forceful shutdown, sudden battery removal et cetera.

Does repairing a drive can erase any file?

The device will be scanned for potential defects and bad sectors, which will then be located and fixed via the Scan and Fix process. The CHKDSK will run in the background as soon as you decide to start scanning to look for any potential issues. If any faults are identified, the process will correct them. No files will be deleted during the entire process.


It seems the problem is not a very big deal unless you do not know how to recover from it. So, if you are already suffering from this problem then the solutions may help you to get rid of it. Always try to keep your task completed before shutting down. Occasionally perform disk defragment to maintain a good status of local drives. Try to avoid force shutdown. 

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