CHKDSK 4

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  1. Rico

    Rico Registered Member

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    Hi Guys,

    Finished removing "Windows Vista Recovery" all is/was running great, my last step is/was to be:

    chkdsk c: /R

    I'm at phase 4 "verify file data" got to 12% (54792 of 232880) files processed. I've been stuck at 12% for 3 hours, no hdd lite activity.

    Should I pull the plug or wait? OS = Vista

    Thanks
    Rico
     
  2. Aaron Here

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    Rico, after 3+ hours I would abort it and then just run chkdsk /f. It's been my experience that chkdsk /r isn't very reliable at finding/recovering bad blocks.

    I suggest downloading a trial version of HD Tune Pro - it does a great job of revealing your HDD's health - after all, HDDs don't last forever (well I guess some do)... :p

    In the meantime, be sure to make image-backups a regular routine!!!

    Aaron
     
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  3. Rico

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    Thanks Aaron

    Rico
     
  4. Rico

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    Pulled the plug on chkdsk after 4+ hours.

    Bypassed the expected chkdsk upon restart. Entered windows, took a look at:

    hklm\system\current control set\control\session manager

    bootexecute said autocheck autochk * closed reg ed.

    Next - as admin cmd chkdsk c: /F

    <restart> brief BSOD > restore or start normally option > CANCEL

    F8 > try last known good fail
    F8 > try safe mode fail

    Sys recovery no OS listed, requests drivers disc, <not available>

    Try "system repair" 2nd go around attempting to repair, one reboot so far.

    Startup repair cannot fix automatically
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    Next?
     
  5. Rico

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    Got a little lucky:

    From advanced system repair tried;

    COMMAND PROMPT - chkdsk c: /F this completed <reboot> ignored the request for chkdsk & got to the desktop.......

    Now Macrium backup
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    Feel free to jump in with words of wisdom or advise
     
  6. Bill_Bright

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    I am afraid that makes no sense. If you enter chkdsk /? you will see (1) that chkdks /r "implies" or includes /f. So when you run chkdsk /r, you are performing the same analysis as you would with /f, plus more. You will also note that (2) the /r switch is not intended to "recover" bad blocks. But what it attempts to do is recover any data in bad blocks it finds.

    So it is always a more thorough chkdsk analysis to run chkdsk /r instead of the lessor analysis performed by the /f switch. Alternatively, you can check for errors in Windows Explorer, ensuring both options are checked. Or finally, you can run the diagnostics program for your disk downloaded from your disk maker's website.

    I have had large drives take well over 24 hours to complete, with many hours of no apparent activity. My advice is to walk away and let it run.
     
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    Agreed. Stage 4 of a 5 stage checkdisk can takes a looooong time. Be prepared for that when you start one. It may not finish the day you started it. :(
     
  8. Rico

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    Bill_Bright wrote:
    Same advice at (stage 5)? Dell laptop (this time) running Vista again.

    10 hours at
    Stage 5, 81% complete (18566237 of 23439505 clusters processed)

    I'll wait 24 hrs. If it's still stuck. Wait more? or What procedure do you recommend after pulling the plug?
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    I would imagine chkdsk /f, would get stuck at the same point, I'm at now?

    I have Spinrite, this program offers recovery & repair; I'm never sure which mode to run it in, and this can take more than a week. The above is a club members PC.

    Thanks
    Rico

    Anything commercial, that will "mark the clusters as bad" & move on, in a reasonable amount of time
     
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