Windows 8 stuck on running chkdsk command – How to Fix it?

Windows 8 stuck while scanning or running the chkdsk command. If you are a computer geek then you must be well aware of the chkdsk command. The command is useful in removing system errors or hard disk errors. System errors can give rise to several other issues. In this tutorial we will be discussing about how to fix the problem with disk hanging or freezing.fix windows 8 stuck dskchk

Chkdsk command removes errors in the system and helps in fixing many major problems in the system. But often users come out with issues like Windows hangs or the scanning is stuck in between and the scanning takes ages to complete. Try the fixes described below to fix the hanging issues on Windows.

The hard disk scanning time depends upon the size of disk size. The scanning might take time to fix the issues with HDD. So it is recommended to wait until the scan is completed. Force shutdown is not recommended as this might corrupt the disk. If the system completely hangs put and is hanged for a long time then you can press down the power button to turn off the system.


After Force shutdown of Windows, run the following commands to fix your system errors.

Press Win + X and click on Command Prompt (Admin) and type in the command

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

this will take a while to complete. Once the scan is complete now run the sfc /scannow command to fix the corrupted system files.

If this commands doesn’t fix the system errors. Try scanning for Malwares. Run a full system scan using updated MSE or Anti-virus. Malware infection might also affect the HDD and give rise to problems like hanging of system or making the system slow.

However make sure that HDD is not the culprit causing the system to hang or freeze. To diagnose the health and performance of the hard disk drive, run any memory test. If the HDD turn out to be the faulty then this the whole culprit causing the hangs and freezes on the system.

Hope the fixes described here help you fix issues with Windows 8 stuck on running chkdsk command.


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