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chkdsk problems

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#1 lps58


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Posted 19 February 2015 - 03:54 AM

chkdsk not finishing. 


using win 8.1

Edited by lps58, 19 February 2015 - 05:00 AM.

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Posted 19 February 2015 - 04:18 AM

Can you try running sfc /scannow?


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Posted 19 February 2015 - 06:27 AM

Hi lps58 :)

What do you mean by the "chkdsk not finishing"? Check disk is a very lenghty operation and its the execution time is affected mostly by your hard drive and it's content, specs, etc. If you're saying that because the check disk doesn't seems to move (the numbers doesn't change), it's absolutely normal. It can take over a night for a check disk to complete. I suggest you to give it all the time it needs, because a check disk never "freeze" or "gets stuck". On top of that, if you restart your computer during the operation, you have big chances of damaging your drive more than anything else and so at the same time, Windows and your data.

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Posted 19 February 2015 - 08:09 AM

Hello lps58:
This topic should likely be moved to either the Internal Hardware or the External Hardware sub-forum. However...
  • Please tell us if you are running the shorter 3 stage or the full and longer 5 stage chkdsk?
  • Is the partition under test within a Hard Disk Drive (HDD) or a Solid State Drive (SSD)?
  • Are you scanning more than one partition at the same time?
  • How large is the partition that chkdsk fails to finish?
  • Is the system in question very old and/or resource starved?
  • If the device under test can report its S.M.A.R.T. attributes, would you publish the report here please?
  • or, if you could publish Piriform's Speccy report URL for your system, that would be most helpful.
Thank you. :)

Edited by 1PW, 19 February 2015 - 08:23 AM.

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