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Windows 7: Check Disk Taking Forever, Is there another option

11 Nov 2015   #1

Windows 7
Check Disk Taking Forever, Is there another option

Recently I have trouble with an external USB HD so I performed a check disk option (automatically fix file system errors & scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors). However, it is taking forever?

Been 5 hours and the progress bar has barely moved?

fyi 1TB drive with about 1 TB data.

Would it be faster using check disk from command prompt? Or some other options?

What am I looking at here? 48 hours to complete? And should I just let it run its course? Potentially could take a long time.

I'm unable to do anything to the drive when clicking on it in explorer. Gives me a no access popup.

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11 Nov 2015   #2

Windows 7

Lost my patience and clicked stop.

Redid check disk from windows explorer with only auto fix file system errors. Now it seems to be stuck at xxx file SDs/SIDs processed. HD light seems to be blinging but nothing else happening? Is this normal? Do I wait it out?

fyi, what are the stages in a windows check disk? If it stays this way for another 5 hours do I cancel? There doesn't seem to be a % like in command prompt check disk.
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11 Nov 2015   #3

Windows 7

Attached file shows its been stuck at that state for 4 hours now? Still cannot access HD.

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12 Nov 2015   #4

Windows 7

Hmmmm. Cancelled and reformatted.
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12 Nov 2015   #5

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

Sorry late reply mate posted it in the wrong place but anywy for future reference
If you want an alternative disk check try a surface test with Partition Wizard Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free install it and run as in my pic - it is a physical test rather than a software one ie the platter surfaces and to some extent the read / write arm and actuators.

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