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CHKDSK stops on stage 4

Hey guys,

 

I have 4 Blue WD10EALS drives in a RAID5 enclosure.  I can drag and drop files no problem and the WD Software says that the RAID has passed the tests.

 

However, I get an error that says that it cannot find the appropriate sector whenever I try to write a backup to these drives (have tried many times with different software).  Again, the software passes the test.  

 

So in windows, I tried to run chkdsk /r but it gets stuck and wont finish.  So I used my Windows disk to enter command prompt in recovery mode to run chkdsk /r.  It gets stuck on stage 4 and won't complete.  It has been sitting there for more than a day.

 

I think I was able to complete chkdsk /f but the backup still won't write.  I have a lot of data on the RAID so a reformat is not an option.  What should I do?

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Re: CHKDSK stops on stage 4

Use another software like Data Lifeguard Diagnostics or HD Tune

 

Not sure if this is the best drive for Raid enclosures

 

I'be always use green and black

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Re: CHKDSK stops on stage 4

I have used both Data Lifeguard Diagnostics and HD Tune.  Both say the disks are ok and they pass.  

 

CHKDSK /r will still not finish :smileysad:

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Re: CHKDSK stops on stage 4

If testing within the RAID enclosure that's the problem

 

most applications don't work when the drive is on RAID

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Re: CHKDSK stops on stage 4

Thank you, I really appreciate the help!

 

So I took out one of the 4 drives to test by itself and the LifeGuard Diagnostics says there are too many bad sectors.  I assume I should run chkdsk /r on these individually, but Windows sees them as unallocated and wants to initialize.

 

What should I do?  I don't want to loose the data or the RAID configuration.

 

Not sure if this was the cause of it all, but I seem to remember turning my computer off earlier this year when chkdsk was running on the RAID before it got to Windows.

 

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Re: CHKDSK stops on stage 4

You can run chkdsk from DOS or use other tool

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Re: CHKDSK stops on stage 4

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Thanks, unfortunately, I don't know of any tool including DOS that will chkdsk an unallocated drive.  It looks like it is just one of the 4 and there is a rebuild feature on the RAID.  So I may be able to buy a new disk and let it rebuild.

 

Do you know how I can chkdsk an unallocated drive?  The disk will not be seen in the command prompt or recovery console.  Perhaps Western Digital has a tool for this?

 

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