How to Troubleshoot Stuck on “Repairing Disk Errors” Problem in Windows PC

The latest Windows 10 error message that leaves users puzzled is, “Hard drive error recovery in progress. It may take more than an hour.” This is a very annoying error that appears on the home screen. Sometimes the computer works again after an hour, but the error is likely to reappear. In most cases, Windows will not even let you go to the login screen.

The error indicates that the hard disk errors are fixed, but even after waiting several hours, nothing happens. If you are also one of the Windows 10 users facing this error, you are on the right page. We can help you solve this problem with our methods.

What is the cause of the ‘Stuck on ‘Repairing Disk Errors’ on Windows 10?

This problem usually occurs when Windows boot files are missing or corrupt. Sometimes bad sectors on the hard drive also cause this problem. If you are facing this problem too, here are some effective solutions you can apply.

How to repair being stuck on ‘Repairing Disk Errors’?


Perform an automatic repair

  1. Start the computer in normal mode
    Insert (or plug) the Windows disk into your DVD drive or USB connector.
  2. When the home screen appears, press any key to boot from the Windows media.
  3. If you have this option, select “Restore Computer” in the lower-left corner.
  4. After the initial boot screen, you should get to the Troubleshooting menu.
  5. Then click on Troubleshooting.
  6. Then click on Advanced Settings.
  7. After a few seconds, you should select the version of the operating system you are currently using.
  8. The utility will then start scanning and fixing any errors that might be causing your system to hang while repairing potentially damaged sectors.
  9. Reboot your computer and see if the problem is fixed.

Using a system restore point through the restore menu

  1. Open your computer and insert or plug in your Windows media.
  2. Then click Restore Computer to display the Advanced Options menu.
  3. From the Advanced options menu, display the System Restore menu.
  4. Once in the System Restore utility, start by checking the “Show more restore points” box.
  5. When a preview of all available restore snapshots appears, select the one you created just before the problem occurred, click it once to select it, and then click Next to continue.
  6. Wait while the utility recovers your computer using the snapshot you selected earlier.