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Error on WIndows : show scanning hard drive on startup

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    Error on WIndows : show scanning hard drive on startup


    I'm using my laptop using Windows 8 and install on drive C. After that, by some reason, I hard reset (press turn off button for long time) to restart my computer. From that point, every time I turn on computer, at start up screen, will appear a text : "Scanning hard drive D 100%" and waiting for another long time, it will go to windows.

    When going to windows, everything from that drive D cannot run. And almost my softwares install on that. Everything run too slow. Moreover, right click on desktop doesn't work.

    I start Safe Mode , and run System restore, but it notifies that no restore point found, although I have make some restore points before. (and some software such as Visual Studio SQL Server has created one too). I start command prompt, and type : D: /F, but waiting too llong without anything ...

    With my situation, how can I fix this

    Thanks

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    System Specs

    Filling in the specs using above link should save a lot of time.
    In the meantime I suggest running a disk scan from Explorer.
    Right click on D drive, select Properties, Tools Tab, Error Check.

    See if it shows clean.
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    Windows 8


    I cannot open explorer. Mean that everything relates to D drive will be freeze forever. (Windows Explorer starts and will load some information on D Drive)
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    Windows 8.0 x64


    Try this sequence

    Press Winkey-x then 'a' to get an admin command prompt
    type D: <Enter> to change to D: drive
    type chkdsk /scan
    if the scan says you have issues then
    type chkdsk /spotfix

    restart the system and let it run spotfix. This is much faster than the old chkdsk /f

    Hopefully this will fix issues and clear the dirty bit on D:

    Let me know what results you get.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    I have three drives : C D and E. I start this tools from command line. and boot by bootable USB. So, now, C, D, E becomes C, E, F (I know this's obvious, but I just say this, for clearer)

    When I type C or F . No problem. But when I type : E:\ (means D), I receive error : the request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.

    Thanks
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    Windows 8.0 x64


    When you say "drives" do you mean 3 distinct physical drives? Or 3 partitions on the Laptop HD?
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Is D on its own drive, or is it as partition?

    If it is on its own drive, you should scan the drive using an external (DOS) drive scanner, There are a bunch of branded ones in Hiren's Boot Cd, link is below. If there is read element failure, it won't read in Windows. Boot to Hiren's, choose Dos Programs, go in Hard Drive Tools and find the brand of your hard drive. If you have a Seagate or a WD drive for D, you can use GWscan. Run the first 2 tests, and if the program can't read your drive it will suggest the full surface test, that takes an hour and a half to run. Once you run that, the Windows 8 Scandisk will run once more and then you should be able to read it.

    Doing the hard reset causes this, so you have to avoid doing that as much as possible. If you do a hard reset or reboot, run the drive scanner immediately.
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  9. #9


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    Possible HDD Failure


    That HDD may have failed.
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  10. #10


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Theog's right - Use the Toshiba drive tools he linked to.

    I HAVE restored a Toshiba 100 GB drive in a laptop that had mroe read element failures than the utility could fix, I used ViVard to to a Smart Remap. It took 4 hours. You can google it, and download it, or use it on Hiren's, either way. But only if the Toshiba tool says it can't fix it. If you do use ViVard, you can NOT allow power to be lost, if you have a gas generator and a UPS, set it up, because if power fails while it is running it will kill the drive.
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