Windows 10 May 2019 Update

Windows 10 stuck on repairing disk errors? Here how to fix

Did your windows 10 stuck on Repairing disk errors this might take over an hour to complete? A number of users report, While turn on the laptop Windows 10 logo pops up then goes black. After a while, it comes up again with the message “Preparing automatic repair.” Then goes onto “Diagnosing your PC.” Or whatever then goes to the Repairing disk errors part for hours. This issue mostly occurs either if Windows startup files are missing or corrupt. Again sometimes bad sector on a disk drive also cause this problem. If you are also struggling from this problem here some effective solutions to apply.

Repairing disk errors on windows 10

This problem mostly occurs if previously windows didn’t shut down properly or Windows 10 computer, Laptop Shutdown unexpectedly due to interrupted power supply or some other reason. And performing Startup repair, from advanced options help to get rid of this issue.

  • Disconnect all non-essential devices that might attached to your computer, Windows setup might be trying to detect them.
  • If you connected to a network, disconnect this also.
  • As we all know, CHKDSK indeed plays a good role in scanning and repairing disk problems. Plus, most of the time, CHKDSK may take a pretty long time to finish. We recommend leave it until complete the process. But if “Repairing disk errors” issue persists again on next boot you must apply solutions below.

Perform startup repair

This is the most recommended method you must apply whenever windows 10 fails to start normally. Performing startup repair detect and automatically fix the problems prevent windows 10 start normally.

As windows won’t start normally we need windows 10 installation media to access advanced options and perform Startup repair. If you don’t have check how to create windows 10 installation media from here.

  • When you are ready with Installation media insert it to the DVD drive
  • Then shut down your computer and press “F12” to enter Boot menu, in which change the boot drive to the installation media.
  • When getting a prompt of “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD”, just press any key.
  • Next, choose the time and keyboard type.
  • Subsequently, choose “Repair your computer”.
  • Lastly, click “Troubleshooting” > “Advanced option” > “Startup repair”.
  • Wait until the system is repaired.
  • Then remove the installation/repair disc or USB drive and restart the system and let Windows 10 boot normally.

Windows Advanced Options

 Rebuild BCD

If startup repair fails to fix the problem, then again access advanced options and select command prompt. Here on advanced command prompt window, perform command below to repair and rebuild Boot Configuration Data File.

  • Bootrec /fixmbr
  • Bootrec /fixboot
  • Bootrec /rebuildbcd
  • Bootrec /scanos

Restart windows and check, this time windows 10 started normally

Fix Boot MBR and Rebuild BCD via Command Prompt

Boot into safe mode

If both options fail to fix the problem, Windows 10 still stuck on repairing disk errors then Boot into safe mode. This is a window diagnostic mode only allows essential system programs and services to start up at boot and allows to perform troubleshooting steps to fix different problems.

To boot into safe mode:

  1. Again open advanced options,
  2. This time click startup settings,
  3. Click on the restart, then press F4 to safe mode and F5 to safe mode with networking.

windows 10 safe mode boot option

Check for corrupted system files

This is another common problem, behind this problem. If due to some reason system files corrupted or missing you may face different problems include windows 10 fails to start normally or stuck hours for repairing windows 10. We recommend run DISM command and system file checker utility that scan and restore missing system files with correct one.

  • Search for cmd,
  • Right click on command prompt and select run as administrator,
  • now run DISM restore health command DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
  • Then after run system file checker utility command sfc /scannow
  • this will detect system for missing corrupted system files if found any the SFC utility automatically restore them from %WinDir%\System32\dllcache
  • Restart windows after complete the scanning process.
  • Now check Windows start normally.

Run DISM restore health and sfc utility command

Also we recommend to manually run chkdks utility with advanced parameters /f /r to detect and fix disk drive errors.

How to stop disk repair windows 10

If you are looking for completely get rid of this Windows 10 Startup disk repair “repairing disk errors this might take over an hour to complete” Here follow steps below.

  • Boot from installation media and skip the installation screen.
  • On next screen press Shift + F10 keyboard shortcut to open the command prompt,
  • Type command bcdedit and press enter key.
  • You will see list of boot options with its {GUID} identifiers. Look for the one containing the line resumeobject.
  • Note or copy the identifier which contains the resumeobject item

command to get GUID

Type the following command And hit enter to execute the command.

bcdedit /set {GUID} recoveryenabled No

Note : In the above command, substitute {GUID} by the identifier you copied earlier.

This will you just disabled the automatic recovery feature for the installed operating system.

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