Windows detected an error on one of my nonessential drives in my desktop PC. It said it needed to reboot to fix the errors, so I rebooted and it started scanning the drive. However it is taking a very long time, and I need to get back to work. The drive in question is not the system drive, so I want to just cancel it, finish working, and then let it run overnight.
I don't see an option to cancel the drive repair, so I can't log in to Windows. Is there any way to cancel it without booting into safe mode?
To be clear, my ultimate goal is to log into Windows without doing a disk check. The Windows 8 disk check doesn't seem to have a cancel option like past versions did, so rebooting or pulling the plug won't work, because it'll just reboot back into the disk check.