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  • tingsern
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    If you are using SCSI, please abort CHKDSK first ... boot up your SCSI BIOS (if you are using Adpatec, it will be CTRL-A during bootup time) and navigate to the menu which allows you to check the disk. Make sure you point to the right SCSI channel and id - that will get you the failing drive. Run the program and see if it complains.

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  • Bobinator
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    Dinosaur DVRex

    HDD - SCSI

    When I type in CMD I get:

    type of files NTFS volume label is new volume

    chkdsk is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)
    0 percent completed

    Am I at format stage?

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  • tingsern
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    What kind of HDD is that? SATA, or SCSI? If you know the manufacturer of the HDD, you can download specialised repair programs from the manufacturer's website and try. NO promise - but, it will give you the best option available.

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  • GrassValley_BH
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    Open a command prompt
    Start>Run>CMD

    Or Windows-R (same as Start>Run) then type in CMD

    Then run the CHKDSK on the drive

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  • Bobinator
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    Dinosaur DVRex

    When I Run chkdsk V:/f it just blinks the window to show the scan so fast I can't read it no matter how many times I check?

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  • GrassValley_BH
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    Run chkdsk /f on the drive.
    For example, CHKDSK D: /F
    if the drive is D:

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  • Bobinator
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    Dinosaur DVRex

    Thanks for the tips.

    I wasn't able to defrag the HDD, I get "disk structure is corrupted and unreadable" when I click on the HDD and this drive doesn't even show up on the list of drives when I attempt to defrag.

    I guess I'll have to lose everything in this HDD and format the drive and if that doesn't work it's toast right?

    TIA Bob

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  • tingsern
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    Yup - that's another one to turn off ...

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  • Bluetongue
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    Could also have "System Restore" turned ON for all drives which fills even data disks fast, but of no use! (Windows default)
    Regards Barry

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  • tingsern
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    Turn off RECYCLE BIN. I never used it. Double clicked on the ICON, and set the space allocated to ZERO across all your disks.

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  • antonsvideo
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    Originally posted by Bobinator View Post
    To add insult to injury after the digital blocking which defragging didn't help, one of my HDD shows only about 10% of the folders I had in there yet the HDD shows it's almost full like all the folders are still there???

    Thanks for any input Bob
    also, deleted folders will still consume hard disk space until you empty the recycle bin

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  • tingsern
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    Ah - that's the pain with M$*** Windows Explorer. I don't use it. Anyway, that tells me he has lots of hidden folders. AND lots of hidden temp files. He will need to delete it from the C drive. Then defrag again.

    Go to Windows Explorer and enable "Show all files and folders" - then you can see the "rubbish" :-).

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  • Harro
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    He is saying that only about 10% of the folders are shown, i.e. most are not shown, even though the disk is pretty well full.

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  • tingsern
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    Huh? Don't understand. How can a hard-disk be 10% full and yet be nearly 100% full at the same time? Can you explain the method you use to determine Hard-disk space?

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  • Bobinator
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    Dinosaur DVRex

    To add insult to injury after the digital blocking which defragging didn't help, one of my HDD shows only about 10% of the folders I had in there yet the HDD shows it's almost full like all the folders are still there???

    Thanks for any input Bob

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