Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Action Center Prompts for Scan, Won't Perform Scan

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1

    Action Center Prompts for Scan, Won't Perform Scan

    The past few days, I have been having problems with my disk going to 100% usage (with little or no read/write activity) and then eventually the entire system crashes. This morning I unplugged the drive and plugged it into a different SATA port, and so far things seem to have been running fine.

    However, I've found an additional issue. The action center is giving me a message that says "We found potential errors on a drive, and need to scan it.", and it accompanies this message with a "Run Scan" button. The problem, however, is that when I click the button, nothing happens. And the Task Manager is showing disk read/write activity at 0-1%, so it's not just failing to provide feedback.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,177
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Are you talking about check disk? if so try option two: CHKDSK - Check a Drive for Errors in Windows 8
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Action Center Prompts for Scan, Won't Perform Scan

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
How often should you do an sfc scan?
I had to do a reset because I could not run an sfc scan and couldn't repair or replace corrupt files with a dism scan. After the reset I did an sfc scan to make sure my laptop was ok before I started re-installing software. I wanted to create another system image so I did another sfc and again had...
Performance & Maintenance
Malwarebytes scan & result ... what action to take?
I have just run a Malwarebytes (free version) scan, and get one potential problem as per the image below. It refers to a tool I downloaded & used to display the Windows key for my Win 8.1 installation Is this tool a potential security threat? 50571
General Support
Quick scan & Full scan
As a practice if a Quick scan detects something I fix it & then run a Full scan & a boot time scan. Avast just detected 1 infection. When the scan is complete I will fix it & do as I stated above. I really should run scans more often, as should everyone. 46771
System Security
Can't scan
Boy, there's no way to describe how much I dislike Windows 8. Anyway, just got a new desktop today and I can't get it to recognize my scanner. It prints fine. I've used the printer's CD driver and it freezes. I downloaded a driver and it freezes. I'd really appreciate some help and/or...
Drivers & Hardware
Can't Scan
I have my HP 8500 Pro set up to print, but I cannot scan. Any word on how to do this? When I went to scan/fax, it says that I have no scanner hooked up. Any suggestions?
Drivers & Hardware
sfc scan
Curiously I performed the sfc/scannow and I found this error. I know the scan has fixed it.. Was that a major problem..Can anyone tell me what file was corrupted?
Performance & Maintenance

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook