The Windows 10 computer may get stuck at a specific percentage while scanning and repairing the drive. It can also happen after running the CHKDSK commands. The issue can become a great hassle as you cannot use the PC when it occurs. It can happen for a variety of knowable and unknowable reasons.
In today’s guide, we will describe how to solve scanning repairing drive stuck at 11%. Note that the guide will also work for “stuck at other percents like 0%, 10%, 28%, 98%, etc. After reading the below paragraphs, you will know different ways of solving the error.
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Why is the PC Getting Stuck on CHKDSK?
CHKDSK is a great way to solve various issues that causes performance issues on your computer. Basically, the command will help to bring the files of the PC into an order. Moreover, it will also check for the errors and bad sectors in the physical disk of the PC. Then it will try to recover the data to make your PC’s performance better.
If you have an old hard drive on your PC then there can be a lot of bad sectors and corrupted data on it which will cause the stuck issue. You will get to see the checking and repairing percentage stuck on a specific percentage as the OS may need to recover a lot of data. That is why the PC is taking a lot of time to repair it.
Sometimes the stuck issue may also arrive due to the damaged system files. Moreover, running programs on the computer can also cause the issue. Thankfully, there are different ways to get rid of the issue which we will discuss later on the write-up.
Another Times when the Problem can Occur
The CHKDSK is not the only time when you may encounter the stuck issue. Apart from CHKDSK, you may also encounter the problem while the PC is going through automatic repair. Whenever the computer goes through a boot issue, it will start the procedure of automatic repair.
Whenever the problems happen, it will show you “preparing automatic repair”. Then the problem will be diagnosed and you will see “scanning and repairing drive” procedure. You can get stuck during the procedure for an unlimited time.
Scanning and Repairing Drive Stuck at 11 Percent
Below we will describe multiple ways of troubleshooting and solving the “scanning and repairing drive stuck”. Check out the methods one by one and utilize the one that you find suitable.
# Run the Command without Booting Windows
As we mentioned in the previous paragraphs, the stuck issue may arise due to the running software in the computer system. So, it will be a good idea to run the CHKDSK command without booting the Windows. While doing so, you will not encounter the stuck as there will be no background app running. Here is how to do it:
- Boot the operating system from a recovery drive like a recovery CD or USB drive.
- Search for cmd from the search button of the Windows search bar. Left-click on the command prompt option.
- Now run the command prompt as administrator by left-clicking. Then the command prompt will open up.
- Type chkdsk /f on the command prompt. This will start scanning and repairing the drive.
If the error is not caused by the background applications of the PC, then you shouldn’t face the stuck issue this time. If the problem is still occurring then you should try the next methods.
# Run CHKDSK from Safe Mode
If the CHKDSK stuck error is happening because of issues like file system errors or bad sectors, running the CHKDSK command from safe mode may help you to avoid the issue. The mode will turn on the computer with the lowest possible number of functions so that the problem can be diagnostic and solved quickly. Follow the steps for doing so:
- Start with shutting down the computer properly. You can either do this from the UI or by pressing the power switch for ten seconds.
- Now start the PC by clicking the power button. Once you find the PC is starting by showing the Windows logo, turn it off again by clicking on the power button for ten seconds.
- Now again power up the PC by clicking the on/off button and restart it following the same procedure.
- Now start the device again but this time, don’t interrupt the procedure. You will be moved to WinRE after doing so.
- In the new window, select troubleshoot and go to the advanced options from there. Then click on startup settings and then click on restart.
- Now after starting the PC, you will arrive in the startup settings UI. Click on F5 to enable the safe mode with networking.
- Now go to the file manager and open the drive that is stuck while repairing. Left-click on the drive and select properties. Then go to tools from the check option.
After doing so, the CHKDSK command will start again and this time it shouldn’t be stuck at 11%.
# Defragment the Drives
While using the PC, the files of the system become fragmented while being used during the works like editing, deleting, etc. The fragmented files can also cause the CHKDSK stuck issue on your PC. You can try defragmenting the drives to solve the issue.
- Open the search bar of the computer and search for defragmenting and optimize drives. Click on the exact result.
- Then select the drive that is causing the stuck issue and click on optimize.
It may take a while to optimize the drive depending on the size and data on the drive.
You can also do it when the PC is stuck by using SFC and DISM scan to repair the files on the system. Here is how to do it:
- Restart the PC by long pressing on the power button.
- Then click on the Esc or enter button to stop the CHKDSK during the boot.
- Then run the disk cleanup option to get rid of the corrupted or junk files on the PC.
- Now begin cmd and enter sfc /scannow and click enter to check the system files. Then wait for the scan to be done and restart the PC.
- Now enter Dism /online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth and enter to repair the entire image.
- Now you can enter cmd again and enter the chkdsk to check and scan drive without the stuck error.
# Flash the Drive that Stuck at CHKDSK
If your PC is stuck on the scanning and repairing and if the other procedure is not working, then you should try reinstalling the Windows. However, you must take a backup of the data by booting the PC through a bootable USB. Check out how to do it:
Prefer a Bootable USB
Produce a bootable USB by using a USB drive. Be sure that there is no file in the perspective drive as they will be removed permanently. Now make the pendrive bootable by employing a third-party programlike EaseUS or others.
Boot from the USB
Connect the USB to the PC that you have produced. Now change the boot sequence of the PC by entering the boot menu. Different PC brands use different keys to enter the menu but it should b F2 for most of the PC. After entering the menu, boot the computer from a removable device or CD-ROM drive instead of the hard drive.
Recover the Data from Hard drive
Now install and launch the EaseUS data recovery software and then scan the drives where your data are stored. After recovering the data or file, you can store them to another storage drive of the PC.
Reinstall the Operating System
Finally, you can reinstall the Windows operating system to solve the scanning and repairing drive stuck issue. Typically, reinstalling the Windows will solve most of the software and file related issues on your PC.
It can be pretty disturbing when you run the chkdsk to solve the performance issue and you get stuck with another problem. However, you can now easily solve the issues of scanning and repairing drive stuck at 11% or other percents by following the above methods.