Solved chkdsk G: /f /r /x Stage 5 at 56 hours only 53%

January 31, 2014 at 13:36:32
Specs: Windows 8.1
My 1TB external drive was recognized but would not open. The message I was receiving was "G: is not accessible. Parameter is incorrect."

After doing some research I decided to run chkdsk. The first time it failed in Stage 2 with an "unexpected error" message. So, I started chkdsk again and went to bed.

That was 56 hours ago. It has been in Stage 5 since Wednesday morning and it is now Friday afternoon.

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.


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#1
January 31, 2014 at 15:13:59
✔ Best Answer
Is the percentage increasing? If so, let it do its thing.
Is the disk actually doing something? If so, let it do its thing.
Is there a faster way to connect? Chkdsk is slow even when dealing with internal drives. If you can connect to it over a faster interface, you might have better luck.

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#2
January 31, 2014 at 19:27:50
I don't know what would be normal for a 1 TB drive but that sounds like a long time. I'd guess it's taking longer because of the error message. I agree with Razor, since you're already into it you may as well let it finish. It will be interesting to see if chkdsk fixes the problem or it wears out the drive.

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#3
January 31, 2014 at 20:27:55
From what I've read, it isn't a good idea to stop the process once it starts. Is this true?

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#4
January 31, 2014 at 20:33:30
" it isn't a good idea to stop the process once it starts"
Correct.

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#5
February 1, 2014 at 00:15:10
When it does finish, Copy & Paste the contents of the log in your next reply.

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#6
February 2, 2014 at 13:21:01
About 30 minutes ago I thought the progress had stopped. The number of clusters processed stopped increasing. I noted the number and continued with what I was doing. When I cam back to check, my worst fear were true, nothing was happening.

However, the light in the drive was still slowly flashing. I decided to unplug and replug the disc. When I did this chkdsk started running very fast. It just stopped and this is a screen shot of the contents of the log.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
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C:\Users\mom>chk /F /R /X G:
'chk' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\Users\mom>chkdsk /F /R /X G:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is My Passport.

Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ...


887552 file records processed.

File verification completed.


20 large file records processed.


0 bad file records processed.

Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ...

Correcting error in index $I30 for file 5.
CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the bitmap for index $I30 fo
r file 5.
Sorting index $I30 in file 5.

Correcting error in index $I30 for file 15648.
CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the bitmap for index $I30 fo
r file 15648.
Sorting index $I30 in file 15648.


1256144 index entries processed.

Index verification completed.
CHKDSK is scanning unindexed files for reconnect to their original directory.

Recovering orphaned file $MFT (0) into directory file 5.
Recovering orphaned file $MFTMirr (1) into directory file 5.
Recovering orphaned file $LogFile (2) into directory file 5.
Recovering orphaned file $Volume (3) into directory file 5.
Recovering orphaned file $AttrDef (4) into directory file 5.
Insufficient disk space to recover lost data.
Recovering orphaned file $AttrDef (4) into directory file 5.
Insufficient disk space to recover lost data.

Recovering orphaned file . (5) into directory file 5.
Insufficient disk space to recover lost data.
Recovering orphaned file . (5) into directory file 5.
Insufficient disk space to recover lost data.
Insufficient disk space to recover lost data.

An unspecified error occurred (696e647863686b2e 1e3d).

C:\Users\mom>chkdsk/F/R/X G:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is My Passport.

Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ...


887552 file records processed.

File verification completed.


20 large file records processed.


0 bad file records processed.

Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ...


1256144 index entries processed.

Index verification completed.
CHKDSK is scanning unindexed files for reconnect to their original directory.

Recovering orphaned file $AttrDef (4) into directory file 5.
Insufficient disk space to recover lost data.
Recovering orphaned file $AttrDef (4) into directory file 5.
Insufficient disk space to recover lost data.

Recovering orphaned file . (5) into directory file 5.
Insufficient disk space to recover lost data.
Recovering orphaned file . (5) into directory file 5.
Insufficient disk space to recover lost data.

Recovering orphaned file $Bitmap (6) into directory file 5.
Insufficient disk space to recover lost data.
Recovering orphaned file $Bitmap (6) into directory file 5.
Insufficient disk space to recover lost data.

Recovering orphaned file $Boot (7) into directory file 5.
Insufficient disk space to recover lost data.
Recovering orphaned file $Boot (7) into directory file 5.

Recovering orphaned file $BadClus (8) into directory file 5.

Recovering orphaned file $Secure (9) into directory file 5.
Skipping further messages about recovering orphans.


101 unindexed files scanned.


0 unindexed files recovered.

Stage 3: Examining security descriptors ...
Security descriptor verification completed.


184297 data files processed.
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
Usn Journal verification completed.

Stage 4: Looking for bad clusters in user file data ...


887536 files processed.

File data verification completed.

Stage 5: Looking for bad, free clusters ...


125256491 free clusters processed.

Free space verification is complete.
An unspecified error occurred (6e74667363686b2e 1271).


The "unexpected error" is the exact same place where chkdsk stopped running in Stage 2 the first time I ran chkdsk.


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#7
February 2, 2014 at 13:35:36
I was able to open the disc and I am now backing up all the files.

Thank you everyone!!!!!


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#8
February 2, 2014 at 14:38:25
"I was able to open the disc and I am now backing up all the files"
Good news sobrien.

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#9
February 2, 2014 at 16:45:05
As long as you are backed up, delete the partition, create a new partition, and format it (full format). Then run Seatools short test to verify the integrity of the drive. If it does not pass, look to see if you have any warranty left to send it back for replacement.

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#10
November 24, 2014 at 16:14:09
sobrien, if you still frequent the forum, could you help here please.

http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...


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