CHKDSK Freezing During Stage 4

  jimforrest 16:17 03 Nov 13
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After the problems of an HDD failure I decided to run a complete check-up. Spybot Adaware, AVG, Adwcleaner etc - and the CHKDSK in DOS.

CHKDSK ran through Stages , 2 & 3, but then stopped in Stage 4 (Verifying File Data) at 110743 files of 210000 files. After an hour of the HDD light permanently on, no flashing curser, and no response to the keyboard, I held the On button down until it shut down.

After a few I restarted it and it went straight back into CHKDSK - with the same result. It's stopped at 110743 files checked.

How can I get it out of this loop?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:57 03 Nov 13
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Ctrl C should cancel chkdsk

  jimforrest 18:30 03 Nov 13

Cheers FB - Cnt-C did the job. re-ran it and all is ok with the Disk (well .... it finally booted into Windows so I assume it's ok).

  rdave13 19:39 03 Nov 13

jimforrest , download Speedfan 4.49 from FileHippo. On installing and opening the program, let it load the info, then click on the S.M.A.R.T. tab. In the hard disc selection box click the dropdown arrow to select the disc (if more than one) then click on the " Perform an in-depth online analysis of this hard disc" tab. That should give a fair indication of the health of the disc. The other one is CrystalDiskInfo, use one of the mirrors here, and again select the hard drive if more than one.

Bought a 'new' sata drive from a well known auction site, 500GB and was guaranteed new. Ebaygum, Crystaldiskinfo showed otherwise, and has a Caution on it. :(

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