|HopperRox, I started Quicken and my data file took longer than usual to open. After the file opened, I ran a Validate within Quicken and Windows displayed an I/O error. So I shut down Quicken and scheduled CHKDSK to To Scan and Automatically Attempt to Fix Errors and Recover Bad Sectors (both check boxes selected). CHKDSK found one file with bad clusters during step 4, and it was my Quicken data file. The laptop doesn't feel warm so I'd have to guess that there are more problems on the hard drive than the area where my Quicken file was.|
Johnw, Thanks for the warning. Unfortunately it appears as if there is already damage to the hard drive and I'm guessing that the hard drive needs to be replaced. That said, I do not want to make things worse and was hoping that CHKDSK would finish so I can see the log file at the end.
I was also hoping that the process would speed up at some point, but it has actually gotten slower. In 7.6 hours overnight, only 130,000 culsters were processed for a rate of 284 clusters per minute. If it doesn't speed up, it will take 78 days to finish, or more than 2 months!
Thank you both!