in a recent thread i asked for help on how to get chkdsk to run....the only way i could get chkdsk to run was using hirens boot cd, i used the chkdsk c: /f /r command from the command prompt in hirens,
this started chkdsk right away without any problems,
the entire process (i believe it was 5 different steps) took about 3-4 hours to complete,
for a good 30-60 mins all i was seeing on the screen was.......
recovering orphaned file xxx into directory file yyy
the xxx were numbers that changed on every line, the yyy was a number that seemed to stayed consistent,
these commands were scrolling up the screen like a bat out of hell i would say at the rate of 10-20 per second, so fast i could barely see the numbers changing, this took a good 30-60 mins,
i have been getting a few corrupt file errors recently which is my reasoning for running chkdsk,
does it sound like this hard drive is on its way out?