Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Chkdsk /f /r stuck, want to clone w/defective sectors

24 Mar 2013   #1
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
Chkdsk /f /r stuck, want to clone w/defective sectors

Hi guys.
My 250GB LaCie External hard drive is failing. I tried to copy the data off of it before attempting anything but to no avail (Move operation would not start). So, I started a ChkDsk /f /r but it got stock at 10% on Stage/Step 4. I know it's failing. Windows still show it in "Computer" and the last time I tried, I could see folder structure. So, now, in a last attempt to save anything, I want to cancel that and try to image the drive to an image file on another hard drive with the bad sectors in hope of getting some files back. Is there a safe way to end that chkdsk without damaging any further?

The thing had no SMART whatsoever... I couldn't predict its failing at all...

So, any help on that matter?

Thanks.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
24 Mar 2013   #2
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

I would just use CTRL+Alt+ DEl and stop the precess . It won't make it any worse.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Mar 2013   #3
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Maybe try this Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.

run this right click on the drib=ve and then "explore" it should show up what data files foldrers whatever yuo have in there.

You can also do a surface test with this app. But remember you need to choose the right drive or partition and the right action then you have to apply those actions they do not automatically run.

post back a screen shot of what you see when you first open it up so we can se what we are dealing with.

As a by the by and I don't want to sound pessimistic but I have had sevearl Lacie drives in that have or are failing I don't like the brand perosnally so if you are going to chnage choose something else - Saegate is my preferred brand.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

24 Mar 2013   #4
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I think it "unstuck". Before, it was file 5170-something files, now, it's 11543. It may be running after all. I guess I'll be leaving it overnight...

EDIT

@ICit2lol If I still can't recover my data after the chkdsk, I'll try your steps. I had this LaCie HDD since 2006 I believe. I have no money for replacement right now. I guess my Samsung/Seagate 1TB is gotta hold the data until I can get something better with more space.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Mar 2013   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well if it is of any consolation it is quite an easy job to replace the drive within that enclosure if you are handy with a few tools . The drive itself is not the expensive bit and just about any SATA drive will fit as they are pretty standard so say the new complete drive costs $150 and a new hard drive $75 well the maths say it all eh?

I did one just three month s ago and stuck a Seagate in so to all intents and purposes the unit looks just the same.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Mar 2013   #6
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Unfortunately, the hard drive is locked inside the enclosure so we can't remove it. Anyway, chkdsk finished (!!!) and Windows is copying the files off the drive to my Internal 1TB.

Anyway, if I get another hard drive, it's gonna be an internal 4TB. Nothing else. And I will move music on it.

I'll keep you updated if I can succesfully get all my data back without a hitch.

EDIT

Well, mission accomplished. All files were saved succesfully. Now, it can die in peace. Thanks for everyone who helped.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Chkdsk /f /r stuck, want to clone w/defective sectors




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Chkdsk says "bad sectors". Do I need to replace my hard drive?
Here is the log from Chkdsk. Would someone be kind enough to read it and let me know your thoughts? I had problems with my touchpad and cursor behaving erratically on my Dell Inspiron 1440 laptop and it was suggested that I run Chkdsk to see if it's a hard drive failing. I put a piece of screen...
Performance & Maintenance
Chkdsk reports bad sectors/Seatools for Dos (Legacy) Passes Long Test
Hello all, I'm having trouble understanding why I am receiving conflicting results from ChkDsk and SeaTools for Dos. If it makes a difference I have a lenovo y580 ideapad laptop which has both a 32gb ssd and a 1tb hdd. There is some proprietary software called, rapiddrive which virtually...
Hardware & Devices
Chkdsk found and repaired 4 sectors-drive failing?
Chkdsk ran and found 4 unreadable sectors. I'm assuming that it deleted the bad data and rewrote it in another area as win 7 home prem now loads. I have data like pics and custom vids I would be sick to lose. Is this drive going to fail and if so can you recommend my next best course of action?...
Hardware & Devices
CHKDSK zeroes out bad sectors
While using my laptop to load some old training DVDs for archiving, I discovered evidence of a bad sector on my laptop's hard drive (Seagate Momentus 7200.4 SATA 500GB): upon investigating file compare errors, I found one fairly large file (464MB) where, after several tries, everything matched...
Performance & Maintenance
Chkdsk /v 8kb in bad sectors
I made a chkdsk and found errors which were repaired by not allowing the bad fragments to be written on. When I use chkdsk /v it continually shows 8kb in bad sectors. Does anyone know if these are the bad sectors that were sent into limbo or the total bad kb on the hard drive? I am trying to...
Performance & Maintenance
Clone defective disc and then securely wipe
My Dell hard disc is failing according to SMART so I am going to get free replacement from Dell and they will take old one. I have already imaged the system using DriveImage XML ignoring "i/o device errors". But I doubt I can restore this image. Can I directly clone the hard disc with Raw Copy?...
Backup and Restore


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:40.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App