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#1 redjim

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Posted 07 December 2014 - 06:36 AM

Hi,

 

I'm doing a chdsk scan on a 1tb Toshiba portable drive that started nearly 24hrs now and its still at the same point it was last night. How long should I leave it for? And can I stop it? 



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Posted 07 December 2014 - 11:26 AM

If your hard drive is full could take that long but usually if it freezes at some point probably there are some "bad" sectors on the drive.


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#3 redjim

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 04:07 AM

No its not full, I'm trying to find out how long this might take and if there's another option.



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Posted 08 December 2014 - 07:57 PM

24 hours is rather long. There are options. You could try the Seagate tools which will work on any make of hard drive. They come in two forms - Seagate Tools for DOS and Seagate Tools for Windows and are free down loads. You can get them from here -

 

 

 

Since you are testing an external drive, the Windows version is probably more suitable. You will find two main test tools - the short and the long test, as well as others on these discs. I suggest you run the short test first, then run the long test if the short one shows up any problems.

 

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 08:00 PM

I don't know what happened in my previous post - the links disappeared !  But here they are in text form, you will just need to copy and paste them.

 

http://www.seagate.com/gb/en/support/downloads/item/seatools-dos-master/

 

http://www.seagate.com/gb/en/support/downloads/item/seatools-dos-master/

 

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OK, this time they came up as links !


Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 08 December 2014 - 08:01 PM.
Post not as expected !


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Posted 09 December 2014 - 06:42 AM

Thanks Chris,

 

I will give it a go.






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