8.1 keeps giving "restart to repair drive errors" message

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I updated to 8.1 from Windows 8.  But it keeps giving "restart to repair drive errors" message.  So I reboot.  For maybe 20 to 30 minutes it acts fine, then the error message comes back,  giving "restart to repair drive errors" message again.  How to I fix it? 


PS.  Having just bought a new computer a few months ago with Windows 8 installed, doesn't Microsoft give any support where you can actually talk to someone?

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Hi,

 

 

You may run check disk from command prompt to verify if there is any bad sector present in your hard disk drive.

 

 

a. Go to Start screen, type Command Prompt select Command Prompt as an Admin.

b. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

 

chkdsk drive: /p

chkdsk drive: /r

 

Chkdsk disclaimer:

While performing chkdsk on the hard drive if any bad sectors are found on the hard drive when chkdsk tries to repair that sector if any data available on that might be lost.

 

If you wish to contact Microsoft Customer care please refer to this link:

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/295539/en-us

 

Please post back in case you need help on this issue or any issue related to Windows.

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It says: invalid parameter -  /p 

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Since the chkdsk with the /p didn't work, I ran a plain chkdsk without the /p or the /r. 

The chkdsk results say there is nothing wrong and no further action is necessary.  

But the action center says Restart to repair drive errors (Important).  


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I have exactly the same problem. Since upgrading to 8.1 I get the 'restart to repair' message. When I check the drive for errors manually it says everything is fine, and when I restart it runs a scan and 'fixes' the problem, then a few minutes into being logged in the restart to repair message shows up again. My computer is only a few months old and the problem started very shortly after installing 8.1. I would be grateful for any assistance! Thanks

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Me too.

Any help from Microsoft on this thread?

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The only reply from Microsoft didn't work.  

However, I found removing my anti-virus software got rid of the problem. I tried re-installing it and the problem came back.   It was already in and worked fine with Windows 8 but apparently it had some kind of conflict with Windows 8.1.  I checked with the customer service of the anti-virus software company and they had no suggestions for getting it to work with Windows 8.1.  So I switched to a different type of anti-virus software and haven't had a problem since.

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Hi,

 

Thank you for sharing the information and keeping us updated on the issue status.

 

 

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Just wanted to say I too am having the same issues with "Restart to repair drive errors".

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Thanks for the info. Which antivirus are you using?

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I was using the free version of Lavasoft's Ad Aware.  I am now using Bit Defender.

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