HD appears as not formatted

March 29, 2016 at 03:14:17
Specs: Windows 7
Hi all,
I've got a SATA HD connected via an USB box to my laptop....
Days ago, after a couple of months of normal usage, it started to appear as unformatted, while it is, and has data in....
After net researches, looks like the best thing to do is a chkdsk (/X /F)....as it starts, file system (NTFS) and label are recognized.....but after a few seconds, as soon as it reaches step:
Recovering orphaned file $AttrDef (4) into directory file 5
looks like it halts (although light blinks), and stay there forever....last time I ran it, I left it running for 24 hours, with no further progress....
Does it mean the disk has some serious issue.....or it's simply due to its size (8TB, 2 TB used), and I should be more patient...?!
Thanks for any help....

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#1
March 29, 2016 at 03:42:37
Have you tried the disk tools from the Disk manufacturer?

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#2
March 29, 2016 at 04:06:19
"and I should be more patient...?!"
Yep.

Here is an example.
http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

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#3
March 29, 2016 at 04:52:44
@sluc: yes....I run SeaTools (HD is a Seagate), but got no usefull results....either they success (Short Generic), or they fail (Complete Generic), the disk is always not accessible.....

@Johnw: yes, I already met that post, during my researches....but....it could last a week or more..and I don't even have another computer to plug it and let it run..... :-(

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#4
March 29, 2016 at 04:57:07
Try this way.

Start Windows in “Safe mode with Command Prompt” (F8 on startup)
At the command prompt, Copy & Paste > chkdsk.exe /f and press Enter.
If Chkdsk wants to schedule a check at the next boot, say Yes.
Copy & Paste > shutdown –r – 01 then press Enter to restart Windows.
Chkdsk should run on restart.
http://www.mydigitallife.info/2006/...
http://www.robvanderwoude.com/shutd...
http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/shutcut...

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