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Chkdsk Stuck

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Darkicon, Mar 28, 2010.

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  1. Darkicon

    Darkicon Thread Starter

    Feb 12, 2008
    For a few days now I've been trying to run chkdsk on one of my externals because there are a lot of bad sectors and corrupt files and I need to defrag it but I can't until I run a chkdsk.

    Every time I run it, it gets stuck at 59% on stage 4. Anyone know how I can deal with that so chkdsk will finish?

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.
    C:\Users\Bill>chkdsk d: /r
    The type of the file system is NTFS.
    Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another
    process.  Chkdsk may run if this volume is dismounted first.
    Would you like to force a dismount on this volume? (Y/N) y
    Volume dismounted.  All opened handles to this volume are now invalid.
    Volume label is Tertiary.
    CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...
      193984 file records processed.
    File verification completed.
      32 large file records processed.
      0 bad file records processed.
      0 EA records processed.
      44 reparse records processed.
    CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)...
      235872 index entries processed.
    Index verification completed.
      0 unindexed files scanned.
      0 unindexed files recovered.
    CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)...
      193984 file SDs/SIDs processed.
    Security descriptor verification completed.
      20945 data files processed.
    CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
      1059112 USN bytes processed.
    Usn Journal verification completed.
    CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
    59 percent complete. (68125 of 193968 files processed)
  2. Elvandil


    Aug 1, 2003
    You certainly should NOT defrag that drive. You should save all the files you can and replace it.
  3. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    It may never finish if there are bad sectors on the drive. Bad Sectors = bad drive = replace drive. You should copy off whatever data you need off the drive and replace it before it completely quits working and you lose everything. Fragmenting a failing drive might worsen the shape of the drive anyway.
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