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How to fix a Hard drive that been scrambled from interupted defragmentation?

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User Info: bookwormzzzz

bookwormzzzz
3 years ago#1
I was defragmenting my external hard drive like I do every Wednesday when we had a power outage. When it returned my hard drive still says the correct amount of space, but a lot of my shows and games are gone with the files saying 0bytes. Then it gave me a prompt about fixing bad sectors so I did that, but a day later it is maybe only 12-13% of the way through. So just wondering if there is a better or faster way or should I just keep doing the Windows solution thing. I hope I explained this well enough for someone to understand >.<
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User Info: Worknofun370

Worknofun370
3 years ago#2
Naw, I would let the chkdisk finish up, and then cross your fingers it repairs whatever damage was done.

A crash during a defrag can be pretty bad news, it sounds like it may be bad news for you too. But hey, atleast your computer boots so you're better off than many. :)

User Info: Rolen47

Rolen47
3 years ago#3
If it takes more than a few hours to scan for bad sectors then that could mean that your harddrive is failing.

User Info: bookwormzzzz

bookwormzzzz
3 years ago#4
It took about 12-13 hours. So this is a sign that my hard drive might be starting to fail? And I came back to this topic to report the good news. After it checked the disk and fixed the bad sectors everything is there so it worked out. Also the hard drive is 1.5TB and is 1.2TB full so I thought maybe that was the reason it was taking so long.
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User Info: Worknofun370

Worknofun370
3 years ago#5
bookwormzzzz posted...
It took about 12-13 hours. So this is a sign that my hard drive might be starting to fail? And I came back to this topic to report the good news. After it checked the disk and fixed the bad sectors everything is there so it worked out. Also the hard drive is 1.5TB and is 1.2TB full so I thought maybe that was the reason it was taking so long.


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User Info: DarkZV2Beta

DarkZV2Beta
3 years ago#6
bookwormzzzz posted...
It took about 12-13 hours. So this is a sign that my hard drive might be starting to fail? And I came back to this topic to report the good news. After it checked the disk and fixed the bad sectors everything is there so it worked out. Also the hard drive is 1.5TB and is 1.2TB full so I thought maybe that was the reason it was taking so long.


It's just because it's so big. Takes a long time to check a disk that size.
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User Info: Lonestar2000

Lonestar2000
3 years ago#7
Why the hell are you defragging every week? You should only be doing that once a month, and only to system/installed program files.
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