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Error on WIndows : show scanning hard drive on startup


hqt

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#1
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 :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satelite L755
    CPU
    Core i5
    Memory
    6GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    onboard

MilesAhead

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#2
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.0 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satelite C55D-A Laptop
    CPU
    AMD EI 1200
    Memory
    4 gb DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Raedon 340 MB dedicated Ram
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Built in
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    640 GB (spinner) Sata II
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Touch pad

hqt

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#3
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)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satelite L755
    CPU
    Core i5
    Memory
    6GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    onboard

MilesAhead

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#4
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.0 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satelite C55D-A Laptop
    CPU
    AMD EI 1200
    Memory
    4 gb DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Raedon 340 MB dedicated Ram
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Built in
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    640 GB (spinner) Sata II
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Touch pad

hqt

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#5
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 :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satelite L755
    CPU
    Core i5
    Memory
    6GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    onboard

MilesAhead

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#6
When you say "drives" do you mean 3 distinct physical drives? Or 3 partitions on the Laptop HD?
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.0 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satelite C55D-A Laptop
    CPU
    AMD EI 1200
    Memory
    4 gb DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Raedon 340 MB dedicated Ram
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Built in
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    640 GB (spinner) Sata II
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Touch pad

XweAponX

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#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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  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus § DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2300 MHz (11.5 x 200) 4400+ § Corsair Value Select
    CPU
    AMD 4400+/4200+
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM)
    Memory
    2 GB/3GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 8400 GS/GeForce 210
    Sound Card
    nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hitachi 40" LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    "1842 x 1036"
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
    ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
    WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 ATA Device
    WDC WD32 WD-WCAPZ2942630 USB Device
    WD My Book 1140 USB Device
    PSU
    Works 550w
    Case
    MSI "M-Box"
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Dell Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Intellimouse
    Internet Speed
    Cable Medium Speed
    Browser
    Chrome/IE 10
    Antivirus
    Eset NOD32 6.x/Win Defend
    Other Info
    Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.

lehnerus2000

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#9
Possible HDD Failure

That HDD may have failed. :(
 

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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 18.3 MATE (64 bit)
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    CPU
    AMD Phenom II x6 1055T, 2.8 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASRock 880GMH-LE/USB3
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 1333 G-Skill Ares F3-1333C9D-8GAO (4GB x 2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD6450
    Sound Card
    Realtek?
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung S23B350
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital 1.5 TB (SATA), Western Digital 2 TB (SATA), Western Digital 3 TB (SATA)
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XweAponX

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#10
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus § DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2300 MHz (11.5 x 200) 4400+ § Corsair Value Select
    CPU
    AMD 4400+/4200+
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM)
    Memory
    2 GB/3GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 8400 GS/GeForce 210
    Sound Card
    nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hitachi 40" LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    "1842 x 1036"
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
    ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
    WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 ATA Device
    WDC WD32 WD-WCAPZ2942630 USB Device
    WD My Book 1140 USB Device
    PSU
    Works 550w
    Case
    MSI "M-Box"
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Dell Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Intellimouse
    Internet Speed
    Cable Medium Speed
    Browser
    Chrome/IE 10
    Antivirus
    Eset NOD32 6.x/Win Defend
    Other Info
    Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.

hqt

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#11
I have fixed this error. I'm sorry that I forget to post to forum. Thanks
MilesAhead for recommending me use checkdisk. Because disk D has been frozen, I could not locate to this drive to run command. So I change to :

Code:
[COLOR=#273D49][FONT=arial]chkdsk /f D:[/FONT][/COLOR]
After that, I can fix this error and login to system normally.

But, from that time I asked, I meet this problem 3 times. and this problem I have never met before (from windows XP, windows 7), but Windows 8. So, please tell me what wrong with windows 8 that this error is more often ?

thanks :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satelite L755
    CPU
    Core i5
    Memory
    6GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    onboard

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