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hi

it has checked 12%, it's run for 24 hours or so

that makes another 5 days or so to complete...

i'd place money on that not happening, so

turning it off, what would happen?

would anything be lost?

or just sunny-side up?

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It maybe that you have compressed the data - have you
eg short of space so compress data

or encrypted -

If it has not finished now I suggest if you know you have system restore on that drive, or if there is nothing on it absolutely vital., that you force a shut down.
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so by absolutely vital, you mean there is a chance something can be lost?

or would all be lost?

the files were compressed during a disc clean up run
after the power came back, i used internal system to assess the state of the drives, but not defrag them
this came back as no need to defrag any drive,
then i ran disc clean, thinking for some reason it would help...
when that had finished, it only took a few minutes,
i opened some files on the drive to see what was what
the files i opened seemed ok, the movie that was in process at the time of power out
played ok, i skipped ahead and spot checked every ten minutes or so and it all worked

it was then i realized that i should ask for more professional advice
and that i probably shouldn't have done the disc clean

are all connected drives included in a reset point automatically
or do i have to establish that manually?
where do i check that?
i set a reset point just before running the XP update the other day...
but i don't remember seeing anything about which drives were included in that.

it is 7a.m here and it has got to 19%...

i did some further checking last night and most sites say that a slow chkdsk is caused by a bad HD
but that you will see messages about this, but all the window shows is the same line,
19 % completed, or it is caused by a big drive on an old system and this system isn't really that modern

i'm tempted to see if it can finish...you never know your luck here

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I think it is the size of the drive and the compression
There is always a chance of corruption when stopping a disk check
re system restore
you cannot find out until you can get back to windows
then it is start, right click my computer, click properties click the restore tab
from there you can set which drives are monitored and the amount of disc space used for system restore
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hmm,

when you say chance of corruption or might be corrupted
that leaves room for isn't corrupted, doesn't it...?

this is the first time this drive has been thru chkdsk,

i started it from the run window, it didn't give me the choice of run at reboot
it just paused and went straight in to it
is talking to you now somehow interfering with the check?
it doesn't seem any faster when left alone...

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It would not require reboot, as it only requires that when the drive is in use, as on C drive when you are running windows and then instructing a chkdsk

I do not think you have a real defineable risk

In respect of posting while it is running - not effected on that drive to any real extent

I would shut down if I were you after this length of time

What make is the drive please we will run another check that will be quicker
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the drive is ADATA Nobility NH92
around 2 years old.

i'll shut it down now...

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ok, i shut it down and gave it a breather,

on restart, it ran ok, reasonably quickly

what now?

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I have had a look that ADATA HDD
I cannot find a disk check dedicated to that ADATA
You may either leave it and see how things go or you may run
Seatools
that will work on any drive
I personally would leave it unless you have reason to suspect problems


If that drive has backups on it by way of other than simple copy and paste eg windows backups or a free backup tool with especially an image, you should not defrag it any way.

Seatools for windows
http://knowledge.sea...US/FAQ/202435en

Seatools for dos wil not detect external drives.
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hi,

yes, i think i'll follow that advice and leave it...
i have been checking the files and it seems good
all the photos are there, the music plays and all looks good with that
the movies may take a bit more time as there are a lot
but the ones i've tried work ok

i watched the one that was 'running' at the time of the power out
it had a little seize a couple of times but got it together pretty fast
if that is the only result, then i got off pretty lightly

do you think there will be a issue with downloading to the drive?
i regularly use archive.org and the like, will this cause hiccups?

from what i've read on the site, many others have much bigger problems

this has however convinced me that using those 'tools' like tune up and the like
is a bigger risk than they are worth...
i think i'll stick to using the internal windows tools, and that very infrequently

again, many thanks macboatmaster,

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Thanks
I cannot really pass a comment - I do not know that "archive.org"
I have had a quick look
The only risk I see is the usual risk of downloading from what is basically it appears P2P, as of course you do not know, how trustworthy the download is.

Pleased we sorted the printer problem.

Come back of course whenever you need
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