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Full System Scan stuck on 43%

I have a fairly old computer and I'm trying to run a full system scan, its been at 43% for about 10 hours now. The number of files scanned keeps going up and went from about 400k to 600k now but it's still at 43%. The whole scan has been going for 24 hours now. Why is the percent not increasing? Is the scan working just not changing the number?

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Re: Full System Scan stuck on 43%

It should eventually end but I agree it should not be taking so long.

I would try giving the hard drive a defrag as a disk-read fault may be the cause, do it before running a scan..

To do this go to This PC and then right click the drive and select Properties, Tools, Error Checking, (1st option).   Let that run, it may take a while.  As it's an old machine it may be running an old OS.  The above is for Wiin 10 users but is more or less the same in all systems.

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Peter
Toronto, Canada
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Re: Full System Scan stuck on 43%

I have windows 7. The disc is also 14% fragmented but when we press defrag, it doesn't change. 

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Re: Full System Scan stuck on 43%

Try following the advice in THIS Windows 7 Forums post.

It could also be stuck on unpacking a ZIPPED folder, so if possible, remove any zipped folders to another drive for storage and deal with them later.

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Peter
Toronto, Canada
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Re: Full System Scan stuck on 43%

Okay, ill check it out thanks!

Any advice why the percentage isn't changing though?

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Re: Full System Scan stuck on 43%

As I stated, it could have stuck trying to unpack a zipped folder.   But if you see the number of files going up then it isn't stuck and all I can then advise you to do is wait for it to complete.

I always do a quick scan as a full system scan on my 10 or more drives would take forever.

Let's see if a Moderator here has further suggestions.  They probably wont catch up until after the holidays.

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Peter
Toronto, Canada
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