How to Fix Scanning and Repairing drive stuck at 100 [Steps]

What is ‘Scanning and Repairing drive stuck at 100’ error in Windows 10?

In this post, we are going to discuss on “How to fix Scanning and Repairing drive stuck at 100 in Windows 10”. You will be guided with easy steps/methods to resolve the issue. Let’s starts the discussion.

‘Scanning and Repairing Drive’: Scanning and Repairing is disk checking process in Windows Automatic Repair or Startup Repair. When there is boot issue on computer, Automatic Repair will start automatically and you will see the computer screen showing Preparing Automatic Repair, diagnostic your PC, and then scanning and repairing drive like C:, D:, and others.

‘Scanning and Repairing drive stuck at 100’: It is common Windows Problem associated with ‘Scanning and Repairing drive’ error. This error is usually appeared when you are running CHKDSK scan tool in Windows 10/8/7 computer in order to fix hard disk corruption or bad hard disk sector issue. This issue indicates CHKDSK scan process is unable to finish whenever you run CHKDSK scan tool.

This error is usually appeared when your computer hasn’t been switched OFF due to forced shutdown, power failure, etc. If your computer shuts down unexpectedly, you may lose some of data stored in RAM, in worst-case, this can even lead to hard disk damage. Thus, when you turn ON your commuter after improper shutdown, Windows will scan your driver, try to fix the issue that occurred in process. However, it is possible to fix the issue with our instructions. Let’s go for the solution.

How to fix Scanning and Repairing drive stuck at 100 in Windows 10/8/7?

Method 1: Check the disk connection

This issue can be occurred due to disk connection issues in your computer. You should make sure your hard disk is properly connected to computer and there is no issue with disk cable and port in order to ensure the disks have been connected to PC correctly.

Method 2: Wait to finish Scanning and Repairing process to finish

If there is minor issue on the drive, that process won’t take long. However, it the drive is in bad condition, it may take hours for scanning and repairing drive to finish. Wait to finish the process and check if the issue is resolved.

Method 3: Stop Windows from scanning and repairing the drive

You can bypass Scanning and repairing process in order to fix the issue.

Step 1: When you stuck on Scanning and Repairing drive, you need to press ‘Power’ button to shutdown your computer

Step 2: Now, turn ON your computer and you will see ‘Preparing Automatic Repair’ screen and then ‘Diagnostic your PC’. Before disk checking starts, you need to press any key like ‘Spacebar’ continuously and you will get the chance to disable disk checking. And check if it works.

Method 4: Disable Automatic Repair

You can also try to fix the issue by disabling Automatic Repair in your computer.

Step 1: Press & hold ‘Power’ button on your computer for about 10 seconds to turn it OFF

Step 2: Press ‘Power’ button to start your computer and when Windows LOGO is appeared, hold ‘Power’ button for about 10 seconds again to turn OFF your computer. Repeat the same steps several times until you see ‘Windows Recovery Environment’

Step 3: Once appeared, select ‘Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Command Prompt’, type following commands one-by-one and hit ‘Enter’ key after each to execute


bcdedit /set {current} recoveryenabled no.

Step 4: Once executed, restart your computer and check if it works for you.

Method 5: Start your computer in Safe Mode and run CHKDSK scan

Step 1: Restart your computer several times until ‘Windows Recovery Environment’ screen is appeared. Once appeared, select ‘Troubleshoot > Advanced Option > Startup Settings > Restart’

Step 2: Select ‘5’ or press ‘F5’ to enter into Safe Mode with networking

Step 3: Once your computer is started in Safe Mode, Open ‘This PC’, right-click on the drive that is causing ‘Scanning and Repairing drive stuck at 100’, and select ‘Properties’

Step 4: Click ‘Tools’ tab and click ‘Check’ button to run CHDKSK scan tool and finish the process. Once done, check if the issue is resolved.

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