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Solved: chkdsk stuck at 10%. No disk light

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by ron40, Feb 18, 2015.

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  1. ron40

    ron40 Thread Starter

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    I am running chkdsk /r /x /r because I encountered a file error & now the pc seems to be stuck at 10%. I did some Google searches about "stuck" chkdsk in win 8.1 the consensus seemed to be that I should be patient because it can take hours to even a day or more. The absence of a progress indicator is also annoying. That would be fine except I don't think that there is anything going on in there because the HDD light is no longer on & the disk is not making any sounds, just the same "10% complete" display.
    Should I turn it off & try to safely reboot or continue waiting?
     
  2. Macboatmaster

    Macboatmaster Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    I am a little puzzled


    You say
    1. Do you really mean chkdsk /r /x /r

    I know what /r means
    and I know what /x means
    why you would force a dismount and thereby cause all open handles to be invalid I cannot understand

    Why did you not just issue the cmd
    chkdsk /r
    and then agree the message to run on restart

    I am as I said puzzled by the cmd you say you have issued.

    How please did you become aware of the file error that suggested you needed to run a chkdsk
     
  3. ron40

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    I'm sorry, I did not use the the /r switch twice in the command. I did a google search for the chkdsk command when my new boot drive began acting strangely, Picasa displayed only a few of the files is should have & I could not get it to "behave" even though I reinstalled it. I did not check other programs. I suspected the disk was defective & in a panic I thought chkdsk would give me some info. I hastily did a google search to find the proper switches & if I remember correctly the order was /f x/ r. I subsequently found that the disk is corrupted & useless. I was in a panic all day yesterday. Sorry I didn't reply sooner.
     
  4. Macboatmaster

    Macboatmaster Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    No problem if you are sure the hard drive is - as you say corrupted and useless - whatever that means
    as long as you consider the problem is found - and know the solution that is all that matters
     
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