FIX: chkdsk got stuck in Windows 10

Chksdsk or check disk utility is a really important tool present in Windows to check hard disks for any possible errors. However, sometimes the chkdsk scan itself gets stuck and becomes a problem of its own. Luckily, you can fix that issue using the solutions mentioned below.

How to resolve the chkdsk issue?

Clean boot your computer:

  • Press the Windows key + R key
  • The RUN dialogue box will appear.
  • Type MSConfig and press Enter
  • Now head over to the services tab in the system configuration window and choose the hide all Microsoft services option.
  • Now click the Disable all button.
  • Now head over to the Startup tab and click open task manager.
  • Now disable every startup item from the list.
  • Now navigate back to the system configuration window and click apply.
  • Click ok and save changes.
  • After that, restart your PC and see if the issue is fixed

Run an SFC and DSIM scan:

  • Press Windows key + X key
  • The command prompt window will open click on the run an administrator.
  • Now type in the following command.

sfc/scannow

  • Then press Enter
  • After SFC is scanned, type in the DSIM command mentioned below.

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

  • After the command runs, restart your PC

Cleaning up unnecessary files:

  • Go to the start menu, then search for disk cleanup and launch it.
  • Select the respective disk you want to clean, then see how much space you can cleanup
  • Now select the button cleanup system files.
  • The disk cleanup will remove any unnecessary temporary files from the drive

Conclusion:

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