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Windows 7: External hard drive corrupted, CHKDSK stalls at 76% complete

05 Sep 2013   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

I downloaded Partition Wizard (neat little tool) and set the drive as inactive:

External hard drive corrupted, CHKDSK stalls at 76% complete-disk-management.jpg

Then I ran chkdsk /x. Same results; freeze up at 76%. I ended up running chkdsk via both the command prompt (with the /x) and through Properties>Tools on my E drive. I noticed that each time I run chkdsk, the number of index entries processed gets a little higher. The history is: 415298 index entries processed, 415338, 415347, 415352, 415392. Does this mean anything?

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05 Sep 2013   #12

Windows 7 Pro-x64

Looks like it was still running. Did you stop it? It will take quite a while on 1TB drive.
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10 Sep 2013   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

carwiz, how do I "stop" the drive? If I take it offline, I can't access the drive to run CHKDSK. So I leave the disk Online, but make it Inactive with MiniTool Partition Wizard. Then I run CHKDSK, and the process hangs. The light on the HD goes off, and nothing happens after the process reaches 76% complete.

If I'm missing something obvious, please let me know. Again, I'm not an expert. Thanks!
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10 Sep 2013   #14

Windows 7 Pro-x64

What I mean is; did you stop chkdsk? I would expect it to run for a couple of hours on a 1.5TB drive.

After you marked drive E: Inactive, did you mark C: as Active and reboot? Repost an image of your Disk Manager as it stands right now. Then don't touch anything else. :)
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