Fix Error Repairing Disk Errors on Windows 10 (Solved)

Windows 10 comes with a lot of new features. Sure, it is very different from the older Windows OS versions. But, Windows 10 is also very much like its predecessors. Just like Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10 also comes with a number of errors and bugs.





The latest Windows 10 error which is leaving users scratching their heads is “Repairing disk errors. This might take over an hour to complete”. This is a very annoying error and it shows up on the boot screen. Sometimes the computer will start working after an hour, but the error will most probably show up again. And most of the times it doesn’t even let the Windows to take you to sign in screen.

The error says it is repairing the disk errors and even after waiting for hours, nothing happens. If you are also one of the Windows 10 users who are stuck with this error, you are on the right page. We will help you fix this problem using our methods.

 

How to Fix Repairing Disk Errors

This error causes the computer to get stuck at booting screen. As we mentioned, sometimes it will let you use your computer. So, some of the methods require you to be logged in on your computer, while others can be performed without signing in. All the details are given below to perform the methods. Simply follow the steps to perform the methods.

 

1. Using Startup Repair 

In this method, we will try to fix this error using Startup Repair. To perform this method, you will need a Windows Installation Media. If you don’t have it, you can create a bootable Windows Installation Media.

If you are unable to sign in, create the Windows Installation Media using some other Windows 10 computer. Make sure to enter the correct version of Windows 10 installed on your computer (the one with disk error) while creating it. When you are ready with the disk/USB drive, follow the steps.

 

Step 1. Plug in the Windows Installation Media USB flash drive to your computer.

 

Step 2. Turn on your computer by pressing the power button and start pressing F12 (boot menu option) key.

 

Step 3. When you see the Boot Menu, use arrow keys to select Bootable USB Drive Name or Removable devices (whichever’s present on screen) or CD-ROM drive and press Enter.

 

Boot Menu

 

Step 4. Next, you will see the Windows Setup screen. Here, seelct the language and click on Next.

 

Windows Setup Language 1 1 1

 

Step 5. Go to Repair your computer.

 

Windows Setup Repair Comp

 

 

Step 6. Select Troubleshoot in Choose an option screen.

 

Windows Setup Troubleshoot

 

 

Step 7. Go to Advanced options in Troubleshoot screen.

 

Windows Setup Advanced Options

 

 

Step 8. Click on Startup Repair on Advanced options screen.

 

Windows Setup Startup Repair

 

Now, wait for the repairing process to complete. When the process is done, restart your computer. You will no longer see the error. If it is still bothering you, follow the next method.

 

 

2. Fix Disk Errors using Check Disk Command

In this method, we will try to solve the problem using the chkdsk command. This command repairs the bad sectors and logical file system, which could be causing the disk error.

Note: To perform this method, you have to be signed in on your computer. So, if you are unable to sign in on your computer, you will have to boot into Safe Mode. To boot into Safe Mode you can use Method 6 from How to Boot Windows 10 into Safe Mode.

When you are signed in on your computer, follow the steps.

 

Step 1. Go to Cortana and type Command Prompt. Right-click on Command Prompt from results and select Run as administrator.

 

Command Prompt As Admin

 

 

Step 2. Now, in the Command Prompt window, you have to enter the following command and press Enter.

Chkdsk C: /f /r /x

 

Note: here “C” in the command is the drive partition where Windows 10 is installed. If it is installed on some other drive on your computer, then use the alphabet assigned to that drive.

 

Step 3. When asked if you wish to run the command before next boot, type Y and press Enter.

 

Step 4. Restart your computer.

 

When your computer reboots, it will scan and fix the disk errors. Now you will be able to sign in without any errors. If this method didn’t work, follow the next one.

 

 

3. Using PowerShell

In this method, we will try to fix the error using Repair-volume command on PowerShell.

Note: To perform this method, you have to be signed in on your computer. So, if you are unable to sign in on your computer, you will have to boot into Safe Mode. To boot into Safe Mode you can use Method 6 from How to Boot Windows 10 into Safe Mode

Follow the steps to perform this method.

 

Step 1. Go to Cortana and type powershell. Right-click on Windows PowerShell from results and select Run as administrator.

 

Windows Powershell Run As Admin

 

 





Step 2. Now, enter the following command in PowerShell and press Enter. This command will scan the C drive for errors. If you have Windows installed on another drive, use the respective alphabet in place of C.

Repair-Volume C –Scan

 

Step 3. Now, type the following command and press enter. This command will run a scan and will fix the errors on the drive. Again, if you have Windows installed on another drive, use its letter in place of C.

Repair-Volume C –OfflineScanAndFix

 

Step 4. Wait for the process to finish scanning and fixing the disk errors. When it’s done, restart your computer.

 

The error must be gone by now. If you are still facing the same problem, follow the next method.

 

 

4. Perform System Restore

If none of the methods has done the job for you, it’s time to perform a System Restore to the point when your computer was working well. To perform this method, you will need a Windows Installation Media. If you don’t have it, you can create a bootable Windows Installation Media.

 

Step 1. Plug in the Windows Installation Media USB flash drive to your computer.

 

Step 2. Turn on your computer by pressing the power button and start pressing F12 (boot menu option) key to acess boot menu.

 

Step 3. When you see the Boot Menu, use arrow keys to select Bootable USB Drive Name or Removable devices (whichever’s present on screen) or CD-ROM drive and press Enter.

 

Boot Menu

 

 

Step 4. Next, you will see the Windows Setup screen. Here, select language and click on Next.

 

Windows Setup Language 1 1 1

 

Step 5. Go to Repair your computer on the next screen.

 

Windows Setup Repair Comp

 

 

Step 6. Select Troubleshoot on Choose an option screen.

 

Windows Setup Troubleshoot

 

 

Step 7. Go to Advanced options on Troubleshoot screen.

 

Windows Setup Advanced Options

 

 

Step 8. Select System Restore on Advanced options screen.

 

Windows Setup System Restore

 

Now, wait for the process to complete and restore your computer to the earlier working state.

This will fix the error.

In case, even the last method hasn’t worked for you, then your hard drive has malfunctioned. You will need to replace the hard drive. Take your computer to an authorized service centre and ask them to replace the hard drive.

 

We hope we were able to help you fix this error. If you solved this problem using some other method, or if you have any questions regarding this issue, mention them below in comments.


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