06-09-2016 02:18 PM - edited 06-09-2016 02:18 PM
Hello, my Lenovo laptop running on Windows 8.1 has been stuck on "Repairing disk errors. This might take over an hour to complete."
I've never had any problems with it in the 3 years of using it. I turned it off normally, then in the morning it was started up, went normally through the password part, then it was supposedly loading too long, so my mom shut it down and restarted it and then the program asked to do a system restore to a previous point in time and now it has been stuck on "Repairing disk errors.." for over 16 hours now.
There is only the power light on and the fan is working, as well as the keyboard, but the screen only shows the Lenovo logo and the "Repairing disk errors." text. Should I wait and leave it alone, or what should I do? Can I turn it off or will I damage it?
06-09-2016 02:52 PM
Hi Fluttershy_ ,
Welcome to the Community Forums.
Shutting it down may restart the same repair process all over .
Our concern here is the data inside that you haven't backed up since assuming that the harddrive still physically good, factory reset via One Key Recovery is set on hidden partion to restore the image that way it was when first received from out of the box. OKR would delete the harddrive and reimage it as last option.
Several methods of repair can be done using a recovery repair disc
If you have not created a repair / recovery media then you can create one from another Windows 8.1 pc to repair .
If you want to try another advance repair before deciding on a full factory resetthen you may turn on and off the pc manually 3 times until the advance boot options again appear. This time you can attempt advance repair on the command prompt (try this guide).
To factory reset , shut down the pc and use the Novo Button (location on page 92) to turn on . Novo menu would offer system recovery (OKR from initial back up to delete and reimage windows back).
Update us how it works best for you.
10-19-2016 09:13 PM
Hello, my laptop has been stuck on repairing disk errors for more than 24 hours now. I use windows 10 if that makes a difference. Please tell me what I can do to fix this problem, my grandson needs to use this laptop for his science project, thank you. Maria
10-20-2016 07:24 AM
Hi mariawilkinsjc ,
You may follow the steps indicated above and likewise highted links for additional guide.
If those steps fails or you do not have the access , best to check with nearest local computer center /school IT for assistance or with technical support .
Do take note that you can always reset your machine to factory condition (One key recovery page 33) thus deleting the data inside but would restore it that way it was when you first receive it and you would need to reinstall all other applications back. This can be set only as last option.
05-31-2019 03:13 PM
I am having the same problem and nothing mentioned here is working. I tried rebooting manually, tried accessing the Novo, and if I could I'd remove the battery and break the loop of "Repairing Disk Errors" which has been on for 3 days now. I cannot because my Lenovo Ideapad 110 uses hex head screws, not Phillips. So I'm reduced to finding and paying for a Geek Squad, and since I'm disabled I can't just hop on a bus to a BestBuy. There is no computer repair shop near me. I'm extremely frustrated by this software loop it's stuck in. "Repairing Disk Errors - this may take over an hour..." and it's been 3 days. Grrr.