CHKDSK seems to run forever. should I cancel it?

October 2, 2016 at 21:32:06
Specs: Windows 8.1
My HDD was working slow so I runned CHKDSK g: /f /r /x and that was 8 hours ago.It says Insufficient disk space to recover lost data. I had no lost data I just wanted to check if chkdsk could help run it more smooth. what should I do it seem to run another 2,3 days.
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#1
October 2, 2016 at 22:43:31
Insufficient disk space.... free up some by clearing out junk files (disk cleaner routine). copy some all critical data to external storage - dvd at least. Check the copies are ok (can be fully accessed), then delete original from hard drive?

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#2
October 2, 2016 at 22:57:12
Is this an external hdd? (g: ??)
Looks like the disk has a lot of errors. Any rough handling?
As already said take a backup of your important data.

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#3
October 2, 2016 at 23:29:41
WORST WORST !!! my pc just got turned of due to electrical malfunction at home. and now my HDD is not showing UP. I'm dead what to do? this is Secondary hard drive seagate 1TB. It had around 600GB files . they are important :'(

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#4
October 3, 2016 at 00:08:12
Follow up: i Turned off my pc unpluged my hdd and replugged the power and data cable. Then went to my bios it detects my hdd and now pc stoped at start up. The windows logo is showing up and below it the diots loading. Is the pc checking on my hdd? Whats going on ?
Im so worried so i have left it like it is. Keeps loading.

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#5
October 3, 2016 at 01:20:17
Clarify your system configuration. It has one internal hard drive and one usb connected drive; or does it have two internals drives?

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#6
October 3, 2016 at 01:24:29
Two intenal drives. Another one is ssd 250gb where my system is.

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#7
October 3, 2016 at 02:53:20
As best I know SSD drives are less problematic when a sudden loss of power occurs.

I'm interpreting your last post as the SSD is your primary drive - with the OS etc. installed?

SSD drives are not to be defragged.

As regards chckdsk and an SSD - read these articles:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/for...

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/stuck-...

http://superuser.com/questions/6612...

Can you boot into safe-mode?

Using another computer download and burn to a DVD an ISO for ubuntu - ubuntu.com

It's a free Linux variant. Boot the system with that DVD. It will load into RAM only - unless you tell or or allow it to do otherwise. Do NOT install it to any hard drive.

It will boot up to a windows style desktop. Then see if you can locate and view your two hard drives. If you can - you can then copy data off either (or both) drive(s) to external storage - minimum being DVD, ideally to an external (usb) hard drive.

The Linux (ubuntu) boot up will be a means of verifying the integrity of your two hard drives; as if they're OK - even though they may require some maintenance (the chkdisk and defrag etc. routines at least - then you will at least be able to access/save contents?

But first try safe-mode.

Remember that if you disconnect the secondary hard drive, depending on how the two drives are connected you may or may not be able to boot the first. If using cable-select removing the second drive (disconnecting it) ought not to affect the booting of the primary. But if using Master/Slave method then you will have to reset the jumper on the primary to be Master (only - without slave); as otherwise it will likely not boot up.


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#8
October 3, 2016 at 05:47:43
I disconnected my secondary hdd and now pc works fine. Then i put that secondary hdd in my another pc on statup chkdsk went through 3 stages and seems like they fixed alot of the errors and recovery but now it's paused at "chkdsk is verifying usn journal" it's been like that for 3 hours now.
What to do?

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#9
October 3, 2016 at 06:41:39
Can you access the second drive (ideally via usb) and view its contents; rather than actually installing it in another computer?

My general experience with chkdsk is that it "can" take an age to complete; especially with "large(r)" drives...; and a one 1TB "is a large drive". So let it run for a while and see what happens?

And if possible either get a usb enclosure for the drive in question; or a usb SATA adapter set. The latter are usually quite inexpensive these days and handy to have at any time. Amazon have a range of them; read the user/buyer comments of course to see how each is regarded.


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#10
October 3, 2016 at 23:28:38
Update: i thing chkdsk finished its work over night. I found my pc in sleep mode j. The morning but this time my hdd is showing up but no spaces. Just a hdd icon there.

And one thing i forgot to mention my av kepts detecting rootkit and my av moves it to quarantine but when i check on quarentine section it's not there. Is this the real cause?

I just googled about rootkit and now im even more frustrated.


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#11
October 3, 2016 at 23:58:25
Download kaspersky rescue disk; the ISO is free and you burn to a DVD. With the problem drive connected to a working computer, boot up that computer with that DVD.

Kaspersky will load itself into RAM only, Do not try to install it to any hard drive. When the disk boots the computer it will boot into a windows style desktop, and then go online itself to update itself. It will scan the system fully, but you may have to deliberately select the second drive for it to scan. It will detect/deal with many pests which cannot be easily removed when windows is actually bootedup.

https://support.kaspersky.co.uk/vir...

This is a "how to use it" from another excellent site:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/3640...


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#12
October 4, 2016 at 00:13:44
Okay I will give it a try.

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#13
October 4, 2016 at 03:02:07
There are also various free rootkiller removers:

Kaspersky have one; although if you go to their web site to download it the require an email address - to which they then send you details of how to download it. There is checkbox too - which unless you uncheck it - means you will be signing up to emails etc. from them.

However it can be downloaded here without registering an interest in Kaspersky - top of the list of various free rootkiller utilities.

I suggest you use this link and download and run the utility as well as the Rescue Disk.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/mg/sortda...


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#14
October 4, 2016 at 03:11:02
I will try it out. but right now I found my disk file system is RAW. I was able to active it but my files are still not accessible.

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#15
October 4, 2016 at 03:17:30
ummm - sounds like the loss of power etc. did a little damage... However it seems al may not be lost.

This is not an area with which I have had any experience personally (fortunately); but others here may well have.

Meanwhile this link discusses the causes, reasons etc. and offers a solution:

http://www.easeus.com/resource/raw-...

The above company's software etc. is well regarded by many of us here.

And when yo have recovered access to your files - make a duplicate copy of them. Ideally to an external hard drive and DVD too; or DVD at least for anything seriously valuable - such as photos and family stuff?

Make two sets of DVDs just incase one set gets damaged in any way. Also check the copies are truly accessible and update regularly. The external hard drive can obviously be a usb enclosure device; and again you keep it safe, and only connect to a computer when you are adding files, or need to access those already on the drive.

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#16
October 4, 2016 at 03:36:19
That software seem like not free to use. will it recover my files on trial?
I'll give it a try anyway.

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#17
October 4, 2016 at 03:51:56
The trial version will likely limit the number of files recovered. You have nothing to lose by trying/test it for free. Any recovered files - save to DVD; and check them carefully too to ensure they are as you hope...?

Connect the "RAW" drive to any working computer and run the software via that computer.

If you have the pennies, and are able to find one, get a suitable enclosure for the drive in question; or a set of usb adapter cables. I find the adapter cable sets invaluable in situations like this; as if the a problem drive is normally installed permanently onto a computer it allows one to temporarily connect it to any computer (via usb).

One can also use dock system; but they are sometimes not fully compatible with all makes of hard drive. The usb adapter cable set is by far the most flexible in that regard.

Do NOT write "anything" to the RAW drive, nor reformat it... Save recovered files (as above) to DVD and/or another hard drive.

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#18
October 4, 2016 at 08:09:23
it's been 4 hrs and it's estimate time is still same 2:36:00( seconds updown only )
" Scanning bad sector, bad sectors please wait. "

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#19
October 4, 2016 at 08:26:11
I guess the utility will take time... as it says "....please wait..."

File recovery is frequently a time consuming process; especially if the drive in question is "large" - and this drive is 1TB (pretty large)?


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#20
October 4, 2016 at 09:09:20
Okay. I will let it be and check it in the morning to see if any progress is made.

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