CHKDSK running 3 hrs on 1 tb drive - No ms on screen RRS feed

  • Question

  • After moving 200 gb of data to and then finding file errors on a new 1 tb drive, I started CHKDSK /f /r on the next boot. I know that this takes some time but I have seen no progress messages at all on screen and it has now been running for over 3 hours.

    I am particularly concerned at the absence of any progress screen.

    System is XP Pro sp3

    1- Is there any way to estimate the approximate time to complete?
    2- Does the absence of progress messages signal a problem?
    3- Is there a way to abort the execution and proceed with a normal boot without causing further problems?e reviewed

    I have seen
    Article ID: 315265 - Last Review: December 1, 2007 - Revision: 2.15

    How to perform disk error checking in Windows XP.

    • Edited by sinbad85 Thursday, June 25, 2009 5:48 PM add data
    • Moved by Kukjin LeeMicrosoft employee Monday, June 29, 2009 5:23 PM to find a better forum (From:Windows Perfmon and Diagnostic Tools)
    Thursday, June 25, 2009 5:24 PM

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  • Problem is resolved

    Process completed in 4 hours.

    Never any progress screens.
    Thursday, June 25, 2009 6:09 PM
  • Hi Sinbad,

    a) the missing of some kind of "progress bar" depends on the operating system you are using.
    Using Windows XP there should be one. Cannot remember Windows 2K ;-)
    b) the CHKDSK may have not started at this point?
    c) No - once running a chkdsk you should not stop it by a sudden reset of the machine. This could lead to data loss.

    Hi Kukjin Lee,
    why is this marked as an answer if you do not answer?

    cheers -f

    Monday, June 29, 2009 12:46 PM
  • Hi Martina,

    Marking the answer (by moderator) does not necessarily mean "I provided the answer". Instead, it's only indication of whether the question was answered (correctly).

    My initial marking was based on Sinbad85's statement on "problem is resolved".  But, I understand some confusion here.

    Since this forum particularly focuses on Perfmon and diagnostic tools, I am moving the post to the moderator forum ("Where is the forum for..?"). The owner of the forum will direct to a right forum for chkdsk issues.

    Kukjin Lee

    Monday, June 29, 2009 5:22 PM