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Overcoming chkdsk aborting operation

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#1 Sauerteig


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Posted 23 October 2014 - 11:26 AM

I have a 4tb external hard drive that started having cyclical errors, so I ran chkdsk.  Chkdsk never completed so I aborted, restarted.  I left it running overnight and through the next morning.  When I came back home that evening after work, chkdsk aborted, saying there was not enough disk space to delete errors.

The problem is while the volume shows up in my computer, I cannot access files until chkdsk has completed.  Surely there is a way around this?

One other wrinkle--my drive is encrypted with truecrypt, and I am using chkdsk from the truecrypt application. Please note that the volume will mount via truecrypt, I just cannot access the files.

Thanks in advance everyone.


Edit: I am using an hp elitebook with Windows 7.

Edited by Sauerteig, 23 October 2014 - 02:24 PM.

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#2 Sauerteig

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 12:47 PM

Anyone? Anyone? Thanks in advance.

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 06:11 AM

You could try SpinRite.  They offer a 30 day money back guarantee if it doesn't work for you.  I will tell you in advance that it will run for days.  It took over two days for my 3TB drive.

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