How to Fix Chkdsk Stuck in Windows 8, 8.1, 10

Andrew Wafer By: Andrew Wafer
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If your Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 device is running slow, or if you get force close errors and other alters, a good idea will be to run a general chkdsk operation. In this way you will be able to fix errors and repair corrupted files in order to obtain a stable and smooth Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 system.
Unfortunately, there are many complains about a chkdsk stuck as more and more users aren’t capable to fix their Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 problems since the disk check can’t be completed. As you know, when a disk check is running it is not recommended to reboot your device as you can end up in hard brick it. So, you should just be patient until the check is over – in most cases this can take ours or even a whole day (so there is no problem with the disk check as you just have to let the process do its work).

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But, if you really think that chkdsk is stuck and you want to fix this unexpected Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 issue, try to follow the steps from below. Usually by completing the following guidelines the chkdsk stuck problem is being resolved and you can use your device without any problems and without reinstalling the Windows system.

How to Fix chkdsk Windows 8 Stuck

  1. You will need to use the Windows 8 install CD or a repair CD (recovery image) of Windows 8.
  2. Enter the mentioned CD and reboot your device.
  3. Now, from the CD main window run cmd by pressing and holding Shift + F10 keyboard keys.
  4. Up next, on the cmd window type “regedit” in order to open Registry Editor.
  5. Navigate to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE” folder and from there select “Load Hive”.
  6. Go to path “C:\Windows\System32\Config” and pick “System”. If a name will be prompted enter something intuitive such as Disksys and just press enter to confirm.
  7. Now, you will have to navigate towards “Disksys\ControlSet001\Control\Session Manager” and select “BootExecute”.
  8. From there change the “autocheck autochk * /r\DosDevice\C:” line into “autocheck autochk *”.
  9. Go to your Disksys folder, select “unload Hive” and exit Registry Editor.
  10. Then on cmd type “chkdsk c: /r” and wait for the new process to complete.

So, if you can’t wait for the chkdsk process to complete or if you think that the disk check is stuck, try to follow the steps from above in order to fix this Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 problem. Don’t forget to feedback us by using the comments field from below.

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