Windows 10: windows 10 taskbar frozen after attempting to repair hard drive?

  1.    09 Mar 2018 #1

    windows 10 taskbar frozen after attempting to repair hard drive?


    My computer was running very slowly so i scanned and repaired my hard drive but it told me it wasnt able to repair the drive and when I rebooted my task bar no longer worked. It still loads just doesnt respond when I click on it. Ive literally tried all of the methods to fix this issue on microsofts website but nothing helps. I was using this page. (TASK BAR NOT CLICKABLE - Microsoft Community)
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  2.    09 Mar 2018 #2

    Dear Anthonyman123:
    Sorry for your troubles. You are a prime candidate for an update repair install. Here's the Tenforums tutorial on that topic, for your delectation: Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade.
    HTH,
    --Ed--
    Last edited by EdTittel; 09 Mar 2018 at 17:20. Reason: Shorten URL
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       09 Mar 2018 #3

    @anthonyman123, welcome to TenForums.

    +1 for Ed's suggestion of a repair install.

    But I'm a bit worried by your...
    ...scanned and repaired my hard drive but it told me it wasnt able to repair the drive...
    How did you scan the drive and what was the exact wording?

    It's possible that it was just the file system that was corrupted, it's also possible the drive is failing. To be safe, you should check both before the repair install.

    File system repairs to C: cannot be done while the system is running, you have to schedule a scan to run at the next boot. To do so, open a Command prompt (Admin) and type chkdsk C: /f which will then say "Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)". Type Y then restart the PC.

    For impending drive failure you can check the SMART data on the drive with a utility such as CrystalDisk Info. I prefer the portable version as there's no install required, you can unpack it to a usb and run it from there.
    https://portableapps.com/apps/utilit...kinfo_portable
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  4.    10 Mar 2018 #4

    Yes, Bree is absolutely correct. If the drive itself is failing, an upgrade repair install will help only until the next drive issue pops up and then the same sequence of problems will recur. If the drive is failing, you'll need to replace it, pronto! You should also attempt an image backup at your earliest convenience. If you've not yet installed Macrium Reflect Free, this would be the right time to do that, then run a full image backup (Kari's outstanding TenForums tutorial will show you how to do this: Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect).
    HTH,
    --Ed--
    Last edited by EdTittel; 10 Mar 2018 at 11:40. Reason: Shorten URL
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  5.    11 Mar 2018 #5

    I've already replaced my hard drive once but I suppose it may be time again. Thank you for the help.
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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       11 Mar 2018 #6

    anthonyman123 said: View Post
    I've already replaced my hard drive once but I suppose it may be time again. Thank you for the help.
    @anthonyman123, only replace it if the SMART data indicates a problem - the 'reallocated sector count' is one of the big warning signs, it should remain at zero.

    An error corrected by chkdsk /f isn't a hardware problem, just a mistake that the OS wrote to the disk.
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  7.    19 Mar 2018 #7

    Bree said: View Post
    @anthonyman123, only replace it if the SMART data indicates a problem - the 'reallocated sector count' is one of the big warning signs, it should remain at zero.

    An error corrected by chkdsk /f isn't a hardware problem, just a mistake that the OS wrote to the disk.
    It remains at zero and it cant fix the errors? I plan on just reinstalling windows 10.
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