WINDOWS 10 CHKDSK HANGS UP AND WILL NOT FINISH

Hold power until the PC shuts down.
Press power to turn it back on.
When it comes up with the chkdsk at the bottom of the screen, you get 8 seconds to stop it. Press "esc".
Boot windows.


In search type "disk" click on "disk cleanup".
Click system files button to remove more stuff.
Select everything that is not a log or the thumbnail database and hit OK.
This will be a while.

Right click start.
Select Windows PowerShell (Administrator)
Type "sfc /scannow" and hit enter.
let it scan then exit power shell and reset.
Remember to stop chkdsk on boot. That is if this process does not whipe out the command in the cleanup and it might.


Enter Windows PowerShell as above.
Type "Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth" and hit enter.
This WILL take a long time.
Exit power shell and reset.
You proboble will have to do chkdsk command again in the power shell.


If this does not stop it from hanging up there is an issue that may not be fixable.

Remeber to NOT type the " in the above lines of code in the prompt level, just what is inside them.

A reminder to do chkdsk from command prompt open power shell as above and type "chkdsk /f C:" and hit enter.
It will most likely want you to restart at this point.
Also remember chkdsk can take up to 3 hours at times, but honestly on a modern 1TB drive it should not take more than 20 minutes - if that.
Also chkdsk does not always like external drives and SSD's for some strange reason.

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