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Chkdsk on External HDD takes forever.


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#1 Tyrll

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 09:02 PM

I started getting this Check disk prompt when I accidentally nudge my 1TB External HDD while pasting some files from my Internal HDD. The cut & paste process was interrupted in which most of the files end up gone and corrupted (I can't find the file from either the source and destination)


Every time I plug my External HDD:

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When I click Scan and fix (recommended) the scan will randomly stop on the middle of the process as well as the lights will stop blinking.

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I also tried running chkdsk /f via command prompt, but to no avail, it stopped on the Recovering Orphaned File. Took me 3 hours and decided to close the window because there's no progress or whatsoever.

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So far, these are the steps that I've taken, yet chkdsk prompt still pops-up:

  • I've already moved and deleted the folder from my External HDD where the cut & paste was interrupted.
  • Been googling around and found out that with Orphan Files, the chkdsk is trying to recover the corrupted or unnamed file(s) in which I have no intentions on recovering.

Obviously, how can I possibly solve this problem? I still got 400GB+ worth of files inside my External HDD and backing it up would take some time and also I don't have any spare storage.
 

For the most part, I think the rest of my files were not affected.



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