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Denisejm

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Hi,

I have external hard drives and I've been having problems with a three of them. When I turn them on, a little later on, they turn off. I decided to do a chkdsk but each time it couldn't finish.

I have XP Pro x64, SATA. Some of the drives that I wanted to do a chkdsk on were SATA and other were USB 2.0.

Any ideas about why I can no longer do a chkdsk? Is there a setting that I can change?

Edited by Denisejm, 15 June 2008 - 02:59 PM.

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nigglesnush85

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Hello Denisejm,

Is the drive in use by any active application other than windows?
Have you tried running the chkdsk feature from the command line?
Start =>run=> cmd=> chkdsk X /f /r

X= the drive
/f = fix problems
/r = recover bad sectors
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Denisejm

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Hi nigglesnush . . . thanks for responding

The drives weren't in use at the time, just turned on.

I just tried to dskchk my j drive and received the message in the attachment. I typed it in using different configurations of spaces, but none of them worked. My j drive is turned on and recognized by My Computer.

Edited by Denisejm, 15 June 2008 - 05:45 PM.

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nigglesnush85

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I think the drive label must be in upper case.
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Denisejm

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The upper case J gave the same results. Does it matter that I have a SATA hdd and/or x64?
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That is odd,
http://www.deltatran....com/chkdsk.htm try these instructions. It shouldn't matter aout being SATA or 64.
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Thanks for the link, nigglesnush. It did the trick :)
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No problem, glad to help.
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