Stuck on "scanning and repairing drive (c:): 100% complete"

  1.    02 Oct 2016 #1

    Stuck on "scanning and repairing drive (c:): 100% complete"

    so yesterday i went to reset my computer and i got to the part where it said "scanning and repairing drive (c:): 100% complete" it got to 100% pretty fast but after that it never moved it has been stuck like this for around 15 hours what do i do?
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  2.    03 Oct 2016 #2

    At some point, you're going to have to power off and power back on and see what happens. Sigh. Welcome to the wonderful and incredibly exciting world of Windows troubleshooting. If you're lucky, it got stuck after all the important bits were fiddled and things will be OK. If not, you'll have to try again, and may very well end up having to make a clean (re)install, and proceeding from there. But you can't do anything until the PC starts running again. So, cross your fingers, hope for the best, and cycle the power. Then report back here...
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  3.    03 Oct 2016 #3

    Hi there.
    Sorry to hijack this thread, but thought saves making a separate one.

    I had this same problem.
    So I power cycled the laptop which now just has a spinning circle when you start it and does nothing else.

    The laptop is a Toshiba satellite p50 c 128 running Windows 10.
    I was doing a full reset including cleaning the drive afterwards.
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  4.    03 Oct 2016 #4

    After it sitting there for 10 minutes doing nothing, I turned the laptop off and left it off for 10 minutes.
    When I turned it back on it started installing windows immediately.

    .... windows *shrug*
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  5.    04 Oct 2016 #5

    That's the Windows troubleshooting experience, all right. Keep trying and hope for the best. If all else fails, you can do a clean install and start completely over.
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  6.    16 Oct 2016 #6

    Same issue

    EdTittel said: View Post
    That's the Windows troubleshooting experience, all right. Keep trying and hope for the best. If all else fails, you can do a clean install and start completely over.

    Good morning.
    So I did a full reset on my desktop ( Dell 1 yr old ) running Windows 10 . Reason I factory reset was due to a " the remote procedure call failure " message when I would try to load pictures onto the desktop or even view photos. I followed a few links online but still did not work. I started the reset around 10:00pm fell asleep awoke at 7am to check on it & it was on scanning & repairing drive C 100% . I figured I'd leave it alone for a while I checked on it 3 hours later & it was still on the same screen. So I decided to turn it off & turn it back on & now it's on a all black screen with the little dial on the center black screen. I'm not computer savvy at all so is there a easy solution for this ?
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  7.    17 Oct 2016 #7

    To mangle the old Bill Clinton quote "That depends on what you mean by 'easy'!" In truth, you are facing some kind of system repair or install repair. You will find lots of guidance about this all over the site, but the broad outlines are as follows:
    1. Figure out how to boot your system into the repair or recovery environment. You may be able to reboot unsuccessfully three times in a row, and then your built-in recovery environment might kick in. OTOH, you might need to boot from a bootable flash drive or DVD with the Windows installer or a recovery environment in place (look for discussions of Kyhi's recovery disk in the forums).
    2. Once you boot your system from alternate media, you can try various kinds of repair. You can ask the system to roll back to a restore point or a disk image prior to the reset (if it can find one). These will involve the least amount of time and pain to return you to working condition.
    3. It may prove necessary to wipe the drive and perform a clean install of Windows 10. This will also mean reinstalling all applications and restoring all settings and will wipe out all your personal data and info on the boot/system drive. You do have a backup, I hope!
    Keep asking for more help as you digest this advice, and look around for related tutorials on the site: there are gobs of them!
    Best wishes, and sorry for your trouble.
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  8.    30 Dec 2016 #8

    ATTENTION!! I had the same issue, however i finally figured it out. I had a USB dongle for a wireless mouse connected to my laptop and that was causing the infinite loop. As soon as I removed it BOOM Windows started installing. So make sure any unnecessary peripherals or flash drives are connected to your PC. G'day!
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