Problems running chkdsk on win 7

  Flak999 21:35 08 Jan 2018

Hi again still having complete nightmare with blue screens, so am running chkdsk in the windows environment. I have ticked both boxes to check the disk for errors and also to fix any errors it finds..

It flew through stages 1-3 and then stopped at the segment saying chkdsk is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5) 22% complete (87394 of 265968 files processed)

It has been stopped at this stage for 4 1/2 hours now!

Has it crashed should I reboot the system is this an indication that my hard disk a 7 year old SSD is failing?

I am a bit at a loss to know what to do next! Any help gratefully appreciated.

  Govan1x 23:20 08 Jan 2018

Run it again and if it stops at the same point I would imagine it would be a scrapper.

  Flak999 23:55 08 Jan 2018

Computer had stopped responding, so rebooted and ran again. Same result, I can get into windows but after about five mins system just freezes. I did manage to do a sfc /scannow check and this came up clean. I am now wondering should I buy a larger capacity SSD to replace this one and use a disk clone tool to restore a backup to the new drive or reinstall windows from scratch?

  Govan1x 00:35 09 Jan 2018

Might get a bit more life out of it in safe mode.

Now I should have said I have not had a ssd before but have read that it was not a good idea the run for fixing bad sectors on it.

I suppose just running chkdsk normally works ok.

I think you are best waiting for proper advice as i am only guessing.

  Govan1x 00:49 09 Jan 2018


Just ignore my posts and wait for someone that is qualified to give you the answers that you need.

  Flak999 09:13 09 Jan 2018

Thanks for that, I have seen this program and was going to try it out but was put off by all the comments about it being bundled with loads of spam ware and spyware. If there is a download location where I could get a clean copy I would give it a go, although I doubt my machine will stay up long enough to download install and run the program without crashing!

  Secret-Squirrel 09:36 09 Jan 2018

I have ticked both boxes..........

Do you mean these two boxes:

If you do then SSDs don't get "bad sectors" so the lower option should be left deselected. It could be the reason why the disk check is failing to complete.

Dave's suggestion of checking the SSD's SMART status is a good one.

  Flak999 09:54 09 Jan 2018

Yes, I ticked both boxes! The machine stopped responding after 4 1/2 hours both times I ran the program and I had to do a hard reset.. when I ran chkdsk with just the top box ticked it completed but the report did say some corrections had been made..

However since then I can boot into windows but the machine locks up and stops responding after about five mins! I should add that last week I had managed to restore the drive using a saved disk image, however this only worked for about five days and I am now back here.

  Secret-Squirrel 10:31 09 Jan 2018

Flak, Speccy Portable can read the SSD's SMART (health) details. The program doesn't need installing so there's no chance of picking up any pesky unwanted "extras".

The information you require is in Speccy's "Storage" section. Expand the "S.M.A.R.T" sections using the little blue triangles to see the full details.

SMART data can only be read when the drive is fixed inside the computer - it won't work externally using a USB adapter.

  Flak999 10:44 09 Jan 2018

Thank you both for your continuing help rdave, unfortunately no I don't have access to another computer I am sending these updates from my iPad! Secret-squirrel, I will investigate these options you suggest and report back!

  Secret-Squirrel 11:09 09 Jan 2018

Checking an external usb drive via CDI and got this,

I always believed it wasn't possible - but it clearly is, so thanks for that. I've learned something new today.

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