I recently attempted to move some files from a storage hard drive (not system drive) to a usb drive. The file transfer never really got going, it just hung up right away. After waiting about 30 minutes to see if anything was going to happen, I tried killing the transfer. Nothing worked. In my frustration, I just rebooted the PC. Had to hold down the power button for 10 seconds to finally kill it. Now, the PC is having trouble with the hard drive in question. It can't read it or chkdsk it. However, it does show up in disk management. I'm thinking that the drive isn't dead but, something is preventing windows from properly accessing it. I spent hours online searching for answers but, I just don't know enough about this stuff to get to the bottom of it.
During a subsequent reboot, Windows said something about "Repairing L:" and showed a progress percentage. This went very slowly. After 4 DAYS, it finished. I wasn't around when it completed; I just saw the login screen when I got back to the computer. The computer is running extremely sluggishly. I'm guessing windows is spending a lot of time trying to access this drive and getting time outs.
I ran a chkdsk to see what is up. When I run chkdsk, it says "Cannot open volume for direct access."