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Stuck scanning/ repairing C drive (chkdsk)

  1. #11


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by dalem8203 View Post
    I too have had that problem lately. I use Windows 8 Pro and do at least 10 extreme builds per month. I am a Microsoft Tech partner and an Intel Channel Partner. Windows 8 on tonight's load had 56 updates and 3 optional updates. I did the first 28, and the second 28. the the 3 optional updates. I then ran the disk cleanup. Well it hung on the windows update cleanup. There is only two ways to fix this. 1. After each update of 20 or so, and after the restart, run the disk cleanup, and let it run. It will take from 20 minutes to an hour per 20 updates. Or in the alternative, let it run for about 20 minutes, and if it has not finished, restart the computer, and you will see preparing to configure windows, do not turn off your computer! DO NOT TURN IT OFF, BECAUSE IF YOU DO, AND RUN sfc /scannow, you will have log file errors you cannot fix even with chkdsk C:/f/r. chkdsk will hang at 27% and never go on. From there, you might as well reload Windows 8, because you cannot fix the log file errors. You just have to wait it out. I have had it take 2 hours, but if you wait, you will have a good install, and if you don't you will not have an error free load. This is a known problem, and Microsoft is aware of it, and today when they open, I am going find out what they are doing about fixing this issue. I load about 20 machines per month, and I do not have the time it takes to go through this process, so I am going to bug them until the fix this issue. Remember do not reset the computer, let it finish until it reboots or you will not have a good install of Windows 8, and there is no available tool to repair this issue. At least not in Windows itself. My load above just rebooted. The configuration of the 56 updates took one hour and 20 minutes. THE RESTART METHOD IS ACTUALLY THE FASTEST, JUST MAKE SURE YOU LET THE DISK CLEANUP FOR WINDOWS UPDATE RUN FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES BEFORE GOING TO RESTART. When restarted, run the command prompt as administrator and run sfc /scannow, and make sure there are no errors. HOPE THIS HELPS YOU GUYS. Once this process is complete, disk cleanup will thereafter run normal and fast.


    Hey are you saying Scanning and Repairing drive will stuck at 27% FOREVER, or will it eventually finish? I am at OVER 24 hours, and it's driving me nuts! How do you fix this mess? Is there any other way to fix it without a reinstall of Windows?


    It's a poor design on Microsoft's part to allow it be like this *SIGH* It's almost like a bug that MS has no idea how to fix, it seems.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    UPDATE:
    Tried to scan again, this time finally the scanning took
    over 26-28 hours (In between these times), but it finally did finish. I
    am not sure if anything was fixed or not.... yet. About to check this
    out.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    Checking file system on C:

    The type of the file system is NTFS.

    Volume label is OS.


    A disk check has been scheduled.

    Windows will now check the disk.


    CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...

    621568 file records processed. File verification completed.

    8462 large file records processed. 0 bad file records processed.

    CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)...

    737904 index entries processed. Index verification completed.

    0 unindexed files scanned. 0 unindexed files recovered.

    CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)...

    Cleaning up 565 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.

    Cleaning up 565 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.

    Cleaning up 565 unused security descriptors.

    Security descriptor verification completed.

    58169 data files processed. CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...

    35395120 USN bytes processed. Usn Journal verification completed.


    CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...

    Windows replaced bad clusters in file 495645

    of name \WINDOWS\WinSxS\Backup\X8E040~1.DLL.

    621552 files processed. File data verification completed.


    CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...

    295659545 free clusters processed. Free space verification is complete.

    CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the volume bitmap.


    Windows has made corrections to the file system.

    No further action is required.


    1401479167 KB total disk space.

    217869156 KB in 389888 files.

    201892 KB in 58170 indexes.

    0 KB in bad sectors.

    769935 KB in use by the system.

    65536 KB occupied by the log file.

    1182638184 KB available on disk.


    4096 bytes in each allocation unit.

    350369791 total allocation units on disk.

    295659546 allocation units available on disk.


    Internal Info:

    00 7c 09 00 45 d6 06 00 e2 16 0c 00 00 00 00 00 .|..E...........

    78 26 00 00 40 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 x&..@...........

    00 00 1d 53 ea 00 00 00 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ...S............


    Windows has finished checking your disk.

    Please wait while your computer restarts.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 94
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Check disk s.ma.r.t. status with Crystal DiskInfo
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  5. #15


    Posts : 6
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by DragonDon View Post
    Anyone know what causes it to be stuck at 27%? And, why 27% what's so special about this number?

    I feel like this is a very very specific, Microsoft should know how to fix this, but they have not put out any patches. It really is LAME!

    same crap happened to me
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  6. #16


    Posts : 1
    windows 8

    wat


    Quote Originally Posted by WirezFree View Post
    Following the procedure above, which I found when my Win8 Pro appeared hung.

    I waited approx 30 mins, then I cancelled the Cleanup, and immediately restarted.
    Got the configuring windows message, then some where between 1hr 35mins ~ 1hr 50mins
    later the PC re-started.. I did the SFC /scannow. It found errors and corrected them.

    I re-started again, NO Configuring Windows message this time.
    I then re did the SFC /scannow, this time NO errors.

    Hopefully everything will be fine.?
    Nothing untoward in the Event log, apart from a pesky intermittent "DNS" error

    Great forum, great contributions
    By canceled the setup do you mean you shut your device down? or what and has anything wrong happened recently or in general regarding this incident?
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  7. #17


    Posts : 38
    Win 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by jstearking23 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by WirezFree View Post
    Following the procedure above, which I found when my Win8 Pro appeared hung.

    I waited approx 30 mins, then I cancelled the Cleanup, and immediately restarted.
    Got the configuring windows message, then some where between 1hr 35mins ~ 1hr 50mins
    later the PC re-started.. I did the SFC /scannow. It found errors and corrected them.

    I re-started again, NO Configuring Windows message this time.
    I then re did the SFC /scannow, this time NO errors.

    Hopefully everything will be fine.?
    Nothing untoward in the Event log, apart from a pesky intermittent "DNS" error

    Great forum, great contributions
    By canceled the setup do you mean you shut your device down? or what and has anything wrong happened recently or in general regarding this incident?

    IIRC,
    On the little Window that pop's up where it say's "calculating...",
    I just kept pressing Cancel till it said "are you sure..."
    I did not do a brute force power off...
    Dave
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  8. #18


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1


    Good day. I believe this relates to this thread. Please be kind as I am new and may have done something stupid.

    During the AVG disk check, and after it got to 10% and stayed there, I assumed my computer stalled and I forced shutdown and now, although the HP logo screen comes up, there's one short beep and then nothing.

    Have I erased my hard drive? Is there anything I can do to make it start to hopefully repair it? (I have no recovery disk) Should I buy a copy of Being a Dummy For Dummies?

    Any help is appreciated.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 1
    Windows


    Hey

    Mine was stuck on 12% for ages so I restarted my pc twice to see if I could cancel. Because I turned my pic off is it beyond repair?
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  10. #20


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    I have the same problem. Ran it through AVG and now it's at 10% for over 2 hours. And it reached 10% quickly. I have almost new Acer laptop with 1 TB hard drive, single unit.
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