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Windows 7: Problems with CHKDSK - External Drive

25 Oct 2013   #1
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Win 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 
Problems with CHKDSK - External Drive

Hi, (Sorry if this is wrong Forum - can't seem to find suitable one :-()

I have an empty 120GB SATA Hard Drive that showed some problems when checking with Chrystaldisc (CAUTION). I am running it as as external on a USB.

I reformatted it, then in CHKDSK ran:
'Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors'.

I started that 16 hours ago and the bar scale only looks about 15% completed. (about 1,500,000 clusters).

I have an i7 2600 with lots of ram.
Can anyone tell me if this rate of progress is normal and, if not, any advice?

Thank you


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25 Oct 2013   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

My advise is to replace the drive ar at least never put anything on it you are not willing to lose.
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25 Oct 2013   #3

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Check disk repair runs are extremely slow on USB connected drives. Personally, I wouldn't run chkdsk on a USB drive. Use the maker's utilities if available. If that wasn't available, I'd temporarily plug it into a motherboard port.
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