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Fixing (C:) Stage #:

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Last Modified: 2020-01-14
We are supporting multiple separate sites, not on the same domain network, nor server and across the board multiple computers are experiencing the same issue, when they are turning on, while loading Windows, they go to a "Fixing (C:) Stage (numbers from 1 to 5)" and a percentage with an ETA of hours (could be 4 to 20 hours), once stage 1 gets to 100% is goes to stage 2 and so on.

All computers are Windows 10, so we are assuming a Windows Update. Does anyone have more information about it?
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Paul MacDonaldDirector, Information Systems

"Fixing..." is more likely a CHKDSK running against the disk.   Does this happen every time?  Because I could see it happening if, say, a building lost power and all the computers just crashed.  It's definitely something that should not happen on every boot.

There is a flag that indicates the file system needs to be scanned, and it may be that flag is stuck on these computers.  You can find how to clear that flag here:
Manually Reset or Clear Dirty Bit in Windows without using CHKDSK
Distinguished Expert 2019

i would run a disk diag on such drives, to Ensure they are ok
on most occasions i use the UBCD for this