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djanton73
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Repair disk

Well, here's the story:

 

I have 2TB WD Essential.  I copied some large files into another HDD. In the outgoing process, accidentally, I shut down the entire electricity in my home network. I found some files (2 .mkv files actually) didn't running properly, as the result.

 

So I'm running a HDD repair disk using Windows. And it took soooo long! Over 24 hours! And unluckily, again, the process stopped because of blackout. 

 

I wonder if there are any faster way to scan and repair disk, especially the large size of disk. 

 

Thank you.

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Hammey
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Hi it is very hard on hard drive's to lose power suddenly if you have a lot of blackouts I suggest a ups it does not need a big one just enough to give you time to shut the pc down and save damage to the system components. You can try a copy of hard disk sentinel it will tell you what problems the drive has and if it needs to be replaced.

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djanton73
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Re: Repair disk

Yes off course. I intended to but one too.

 

But, back on the topic instead, I'm looking for alternatives to speed up a scan or repair an NTFS format HDD. Would be appreciated if you can recommend options or software applied. As far as I'm concerned, there are only 2 mkv files that doesn't work properly.

 

Thanks again :smileyhappy:

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Hammey
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Hi yes my point is if there are problems with the drive it may never repair. Try a copy of hard disk sentinel to start with it will give you a report on the drive like bad sector's or other problems. It will give you a report as soon as it starts like in 1 min it will scan the drive and give the report. Here is a link on how to repair the drive in hard disk sentinel   http://www.hdsentinel.com/faq_repair_hard_disk_drive.php

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Joe_S
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Re: Repair disk

I just saw this but haven't had enought time to look at to close http://html5.litten.com/how-to-fix-external-disk-drive-suddenly-became-raw/ Test disk is frequently mentioned for fixing corrupt disks so this might help.

Joe

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