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Windows 7: CHKDSK time....

08 Jan 2015   #1
Weedavey72

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CHKDSK time....

Hi there,

My Sony Vaio started a CHKDSK approx 24 hrs ago and is 11% of stage 4 of 5...is this normal?

Thx

David




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08 Jan 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

In my opinion it is taking to much time but that is cause by finding bad clusters.

You don't state what kind of drive you are testing.

If it was my computer I would stop the test and try to back up the data on the drive before it quiets completely.

Then go shopping for a new drive.

My thoughts and my thoughts alone are if their is any doubt whether a drive is good I replace them.

Hang in there because their are others that might have a better idea.
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08 Jan 2015   #3
Weedavey72

Windows 7 home premium
 
 

Thanks LayBack Bear....

I'm testing the hard drive I think ... The laptop just went into this mode all of a sudden...I'm hoping it fixes ok!
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08 Jan 2015   #4
Weedavey72

Windows 7 home premium
 
 

Is it possible for me just to wipe the machine and install windows 8? Would this work do you think?
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08 Jan 2015   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Most anything is possible.

Why would you want to install any thing on a drive that just might be dieing?

If your drive is going bad their is nothing that will fix it in my opinion.
Make sure you get your data and operating system backed up to a external storage device.

Here are a couple of tutorial to read that should give guidance.

By Brink:
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup


By whs
Imaging with free Macrium
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08 Jan 2015   #6
Weedavey72

Windows 7 home premium
 
 

Thanks again....my impatience has got the better of me and I'm trying to wipe the laptop and install Win8... Wish me luck
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08 Jan 2015   #7
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

When bad clusters are found on a drive its generally a one way ticket, this is a sign that your drive is failing
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08 Jan 2015   #8
Weedavey72

Windows 7 home premium
 
 

Thx Pauly.....new drive ordered!!
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08 Jan 2015   #9
Weedavey72

Windows 7 home premium
 
 

Thx everyone
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11 Jan 2015   #10
ghk84

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

replace your drive! even if it doesn't fail i will be slowwwww.....
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