Solved: chkdsk stuck at 10%. No disk light

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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?
 

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I am a little puzzled


You say
I am running chkdsk /r /x /r because I encountered a file error
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
 

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.
 

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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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