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Windows 7: cancel chkdsk doesn't seem to work

28 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
cancel chkdsk doesn't seem to work


I wanted to run a chdsk on an USB Samsung Story 1.5 Tb external HDD's partition from my computer -> properties -> Tools -> Check Now. checked both options, and clicked start.

When it reached ~20%, I decided I don't want to wait for it anymore since I planned to move the HDD to another computer. So I pressed cancel.

The chkdsk window closed, but when I wanted to access my drive, I noticed there was no used/free space bar indicator for that partition and I was unable to access the drive. Properties showed 0% disk capacity.

After a closer look, I also noticed that the HDD led keeps blinking and the Memory usage is beyond 90%. Most of it appears to be used by an explorer.exe process.

I kept reading topics on several forums about chkdsk running over and over again after reboots, on windows startup, the dirty flag that prevents the OS to start and keeps the chkdsk run in an infinite loop - but nothing about my particular problem.

So for now I still have my computer running and I'm still watching my HDD led blink, and the explorer process taking most of my memory, and I simply don't have the guts to kill it or shut down the computer.

Does anybody know if this would eventually stop?
What would happen if I reboot in this situation?
would chkdsk restart automatically before logon ?
would I still be able to se my partition at some point in the future?
would runing chkntfs /x, to clear the dirty bit, do any good afterwards?
Does it have any point in letting my computer run some more?

I plan to leave it running like this this night (It's 3 AM my time) and pray that someone would gimme some advice till morning. Or the HDD will calm down.

Please help. I really don't want to lose the data on that partition.
Thanks a lot in advance.

PS: sorry if this issue is cvered somewhere else on this forum. please direct me to it if the case.

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29 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

ok, after running several hours it stopped. Apparently it did do a full check, I also got the chkdsk log in event log.

So other than the fact that cancel didn't cancel, no harm done.

Closing the thread.
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