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So I left my computer on last night and when I came back this morning, it was sitting at the Scanning and repairing drive screen, stuck at 50%. I reset the computer thinking that it wouldn't matter because every other time I've done this in the past it didn't make a difference. However this time I was unable to access the drive that it was scanning which is my old hard drive which has Windows 10 installed but I'm booting from the new solid-state drive (also Windows 10). So since I couldn't access it I rebooted again to try and let the scanning and repair go however it got stuck again but this time at 49%.

Update: the disk scan and repair finished apparently while I was away from my computer, and has booted into Windows, however now the other drive simply says "local disk (F:)" with the subtext NTFS, and in properties it says 0 capacity and used space. Any clues?

  • scanning with what? chkdsk? what is the SMART status of the disk? – Frank Thomas Jun 20 '16 at 16:09
  • @FrankThomas maybe it's chkdsk? I'm not sure since I didn't tell it to do it. It's from boot through that it's happening. I'm not sure how to check the SMART status either. – MrPalindrome Jun 20 '16 at 16:11
  • I checked the SMART status, and it says good for both drives, so I'm not sure what's happening. – MrPalindrome Jun 20 '16 at 16:41
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Sounds like the drive may be damaged. SSDs are harder in my experience to repair and recover than HDDs. My suggestion is to get an external harddrive and an ubuntu live CD. Boot from the live CD, save off everything important you can get access to from the SSD to the external, and RMA the drive.

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