I have a PC running Windows 8. Every time it boots up it tries to 'Scan and repair disk errors on C:' but never gets above 0% - i.e. it hangs at the very start of the process. The 'circle' icon rotates so it is not that the whole PC has frozen - it's just that the progress never gets above 0%. If I reboot it and manage to 'press a key within one second' to skip the disk check, the PC boots up normally, and I can log in to W8 and everything appears to run properly. I can access emails, my documents, get on the internet, play games etc etc. PC remains on and stable for at least 2 hours. When I next turn on the computer it tries to run chkdsk again, and again hangs at 0%. I have left it scanning overnight, but it still doesn't progress passed 0%. I have tried running 'chkdsk /spotfix c:' and rebooting, but it doesn't appear to do anything different (still stops at 0%) but I don't know how to tell if it's doing the spotfix, or still trying to do the full scan
Is there a way to either a) stop it trying to run chkdsk every time, or b) get it further than 0%.
The PC isn't mine, it was brought to me for repair, so I don't have any background on what was happening when this first started. PC is a HP Pavillion and less than a year old, but I don't know much else about it.