Question by __________: Windows 7 “repairing disk errors” taking hours to complete?
turned on my Windows 7 x64 laptop after the weekend and it hung at the bootscreen for a few seconds and proceeded to startup repair. It then began to check the disk and has been at it for almost 4 hours now.
My HDD light blinks on and off repeatedly and sometimes stays on for up to 5 minutes at a time. Should i leave it to run (for how long?) or should i do a hard shutdown and try the startup disk?
The HDD size is around 250GB, about a third full of data.
laptop is new so i doubt the HDD is toast just yet .
AMD Athlon II x2 M300
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Answer by Barbara K
it shouldn’t take that long.
leave it a couple more hours then hard shutdown.
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