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I ran chkdsk /f on my external USB drive, it found some errors and corrected them. Then I try to run chkdsk /r (I also tried to add /x) on it, but it stays at 0% and the drive makes noise. Any ideas?

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How long do you let it sit, and how big is the hard drive? – BigHomie Feb 1 '13 at 14:40
A few minutes, 500 GB. BTW, I can still access the files, I'm just worried some of them may be corrupted. – Rhangaun Feb 1 '13 at 14:44
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I suggest you let it sit and not try to access the files for at least a few hours, in reality at least a day before making an assumption that the drive might be bad. I usually do a chkdsk /f /r and let the drive sit for as long as possible. Every drive is different so I can't say you should see x amount of progress in x amount of time.

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