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Hadr drive corrupted chkdsk stops at 2 of 3

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by njsporto, May 2, 2010.

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  1. njsporto

    njsporto Thread Starter

    May 2, 2010
    CAnt get computer to boot up when the disk is attached to the Motherboard. Chkdsk stopped at 0% at check 2 of 3. Any suggestions on what I can try to at least get at the data to copy to a new drive and format this one?

    Using XP pro
  2. JennyJackson01

    JennyJackson01 Account Closed

    Apr 3, 2010
    Hiya njsporto.

    Am I correct in thinking this is not the system drive and is just a spare or storage drive attached as a slave?

    If that`s the case, try slaving it to another computer and see if that has the same effect. Are you manually starting the chkdsk utility or is this the one that kicks in when you boot up and if it is, hit any key to stop it and go into the system.

    If the hard drive is dodgy or has bad sectors/viruses etc, any data that you do manage to save may have become corrupt as well so if and when you do get the chance to retrieve anything, just take the important stuff and not whole chunks.

  3. njsporto

    njsporto Thread Starter

    May 2, 2010
    More info

    1) Storage drive
    2) Most times can launch windows, it just lopps when it tries to check the hard drive in question
    3)SATA drive

    on the occasion I can launch windows i can see the files but any attampt to move them crashes the comp

    is there a way to run chkdsk from my windows install cd?

    If not any software to buy that anyone can recommend? Something preferably that can launch on itsown since its very hard to launch windows with the hd in the state its in (keeps having windows loop)
  4. ryanzorz


    May 3, 2010

    I would recommend using some sort of HDD diag tool such as DFT. It sounds as though you may have a failing/failed drive. Running DFT will at least give you some sort of idea of what is causing the issue on a hardware level (bad controller, sectors, etc.).

    USE CAUTION! - From what I understand, utilities like that can sometimes damage already severely damaged drives (but I have yet to come across this)

    A drive test will at least give you some sort of idea what you are dealing with, and some sort of expectation as to how much data will be transferable (if any).

    DFT (the link is a image, so you will need to use some burning software to burn the image to a disk, such as Infrarecorder)

    Some info on the stages of CHKDSK


    Hope this helps.
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