CHKDSK is taking along time

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videocheez

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I have been having troubles moving some files and copying some files from one of my Maxtor 5000XT 250GB external hardrive. I am now runningchkdsk /f /r h: and it is taking a long time to complete. In fact I almost think that it is hung up. chkdsk continues to read that it has replaced bad sectors in number of files and it but it is not yet not yet completed. So far I am up to file #106 and it's been on that file for 5 hours. Does any one have guess as to what may be going on.

Thanks in advance,

cheez
 

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If it's finding bad sectors, that's a real bad sign! I'd pick up the disk manufacturer's diagnostic and run it on that drive...
 
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Do you have any other scanning software, like Norton Utilities or Partition Magic to double check? I had a drive that did that and I ran Norton's Disk Doctor and it has been kicking for about 7 months.
 

videocheez

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How can you explain this. I finally gave up and reformatted the drive. After refomatting I ran chkdsk again and this time chkdsk said that there are no bad sectors. I xferred on small file to the drive and then moved it back off with no problems.
I now want to try to recover some of the daa from that drive. Does anyone know of a good, freeebie if possible program that can recover data from formatted drives.

Thanks for your help so far,

VC
 
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