FIX: Restart to repair drive errors on Windows 10

By: Daniel Segun
4 minute read

Restart to repair drive error appears after PC reboot

  1. Restart your PC
  2. Run SFC Scan
  3. Run CHKDSK
  4. Run DISM
  5. Run System Restore in Safe Mode
  6. Run Automatic Repair

Today, Windows Report will show you how to fix the notification error Restart to repair drive errors (Important) Windows 10 problem.

The ‘restart to repair drive errors Windows 10’ could be due to hard drive issues, failed updates and even bloated Windows registry. Therefore, you need to try out any of the enlisted solutions in order to fix this problem.

SOLVED: Restart to repair drive errors

Solution 1: Restart your PC

The first applicable workaround in resolving ‘restart to repair drive errors Windows 10’ problem is to restart your PC.

This could potentially fix the ‘restart to repair drive errors Windows 10’ problem in some cases. However, if this does not resolve the issue on your Windows 10 PC, you can proceed to other workarounds,

Solution 2: Run SFC Scan

SFC can also be utilized in fixing drive errors. Here’s how to run SFC scan:

  • Press Windows+Q and type cmd.
  • From the search results, right-click Command Prompt and choose “Run as Administrator”.
  • A new cmd window appears. Type sfc /scannow and hit the ‘Enter’ drive errors windows 10
  • Wait until scan and repair process is finished.

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Solution 3: Run CHKDSK

Due to the fact that ‘restart to repair drive errors Windows 10’ problem is disk related error, CHKDSK can be used as well to fix the problem. CHKDSK process cleans up disk-related errors on your PC.

Here’s how to perform CHKDSK:

  • Go to Start > Type “command prompt” >Right-click on it, and select “Run as administrator”.
  • Now, type “CHKDSK C: /F”.
  • Hence, type CHKDSK C: /R without quotes in the Command Prompt and hit “Enter” key.
  • After CHKDSK process, restart your PC afterwards.

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Alternatively, you can run CHKDSK from file explorer window. Follow these steps to do that:

  • Click on the ‘File Explorer’ button on the Windows taskbar.
  • Locate and click on ‘This PC’ at the left pane of the File Explorer window.
  • Now, you can right-click the C: drive.
  • Select Properties from the context menu.
  • Select the Tools tab, which includes a Check button.
  • Press the Check button and click Scan drive to run a CHKDSK scan.

Solution 4: Run DISM

DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) is a tool that is used to scan and solve issues of corrupted system files, which could cause the ‘restart to repair drive errors Windows 10’ problem.

Here’s how to run DISM in Windows:

  • Press Windows key + X and run Command Prompt (Admin).
  • Copy and paste the following command on the command line:
  • exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealthrepair drive errors windows 10
  • In case the DISM can’t obtain files online, try using your installation USB or DVD. Insert media and type following command:
    • DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:C:RepairSourceWindows /LimitAccess

Be sure to replace “C:RepairSourceWindows” path of your DVD or USB.

Note: Ensure that you replaced repair source path with your own.

Solution 5: Run System Restore in Safe Mode

Restoring Windows back to a point before experiencing the ‘restart to repair drive errors Windows 10’ prompt can also fix the issue.

However, this only works when you restore Windows back to a point before the error prompt.

Follow these steps to run system restore in safe mode:

  • Shut down your PC and turn it on again.
  • Navigate to the “Run in Safe Mode” option and hit “Enter”.
  • Go to Start > Type “system restore” and then hit “Enter”.
  • Follow the prompts to revert back to a certain restore system restore
  • Wait for the process to complete, and then reboot.

Note: System restore does not affect any of your files, documents, and personal data.

Solution 6: Run Automatic Repair

Automatic repair is applicable in fixing ‘restart to repair drive errors Windows 10’ problem. However, you need to have Windows bootable installation DVD ready for this purpose.

Here’s how to do this:

  • Insert Windows bootable installation DVD and restart your PC afterwards.
  • Press any key to boot from CD or DVD when prompted to continue.
  • Select your language preferences, and click “Next”.
  • Click Repair your computer in the bottom-left.
  • In the “Choose an option” screen, click Troubleshoot > Click Advanced options > Automatic Repair or Startup Repair. Then, wait for the Windows Automatic/Startup Repairs to be complete.Automatic Repair
  • Restart your PC and boot to Windows.

Conclusively, we hope this helps you in fixing the ‘restart to repair drive errors (Important) Windows 10’ problem.

If you need further assistance concerning the addressed issue, drop a comment for us below.


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