Windows 10: Scan drive for errors

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  1.    11 Nov 2017 #1

    Scan drive for errors

    I keep getting a notification to scan drive for errors:
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    It says to "Click to start scan" and it does nothing. I ran Chkdsk /scan as stated in "Event Viewer" and rebooted, but the message does not go away; even after clearing, it comes back.
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       11 Nov 2017 #2

    Maybe try this , from an Elevated Command Prompt (Run as Admin) try running SFC /Scannow

    For the sfc /scannow command to work properly, it must be executed from an elevated Command Prompt window in Windows 10.

    Good luck ...
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  3.    11 Nov 2017 #3

    You should backup your personal files maybe HDD/SSD Windows installed on is malfunctioning.

    Please download and run SeaTools for Windows.

    Before the installation begins you will be prompted to either Decline or Accept the terms of the installation, click on I Accept.

    1. SeaTools for Windows will search for HDDs and SSDs on your computer.

    2. Detected Drives will list the HDDs and SSDs found. Place a check mark in the drive box you want to run the scan on. This should be the drive that has the operating system installed on it, this is usually C: drive.

    3. You will see Basic Tests toolbar above Detected Drives, move the mouse pointer over this to open the test options. Please click on Long Generic Test

    4. This will start the scan. When the scan is complete you will see the result under Test Status , please post the results in your topic.

    5. The test will indicate either Pass or Fail. Post the results of the scan in your topic.

    6. Click on Help, then click on View Log File. If the scan failed take a screen shot of the Log File and post it in your topic.
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  4.    11 Nov 2017 #4

    Please note that Chkdsk /scan only generates a report- it fixes nothing.

    You'd need e.g. from an admin command prompt
    chkdsk c: /F
    and then check the result e.g.
    Read Chkdsk Log in Event Viewer in Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials
    How to read Event Viewer log for Chkdsk in Windows 10 [Tip] | Reviews, news, tips, and tricks | dotTechdotTech
    How do I see the results of a CHKDSK that ran on boot? - Ask Leo!
    Make sure the result is clear or fixed- else do not proceed.

    You can see the params for chkdsk in the usual way thus:
    chkdsk /?

    Hard Disk Sentinel (trial) will give a quick indication as to the state of your disks (HDD and SDD)
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  5.    11 Nov 2017 #5

    The disk is fine, my problem is that Windows 10 is popping a notification that doesn't work and how to stop it.
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  6.    11 Nov 2017 #6

    Just wondering, how do you know that?

    You could try this which was used successfully in another thread reporting this kind of problem:
    [FIX] Weird Scanning Repairing Of Drives At Boot Screen
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  7.    11 Nov 2017 #7

    That's a very helpful piece of information because it does happen. This problem I am talking about did not happen at boot and did not force a scan of the drive, it showed up in "notifications" and "Click to start scan" did not work - apparently a Windows 10 bug.
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  8.    11 Nov 2017 #8

    rdwray said: View Post
    That's a very helpful piece of information because it does happen. This problem I am talking about did not happen at boot and did not force a scan of the drive, it showed up in "notifications" and "Click to start scan" did not work - apparently a Windows 10 bug.
    Are you having problem scheduling error checking of HDD with Chkdsk C: /f command.
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  9.    11 Nov 2017 #9

    No, I have ran it along with sfc /scannow - no problems - absolutely no problems other than with Windows 10 giving false notifications.
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  10.    11 Nov 2017 #10

    Navigate to Control Panel\Security and Maintenance\Change Security and Maintenance settings and clear the check mark for the Drive status . Hopefully this will work to resolving the issue.
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