My WD raptor 150 failed with a nice clicking noise. So, I picked up a velociraptor 300 and popped it in. I had windows set to do a full system backup nightly, so I figured the recovery ought to go easily.
Well, it isn't. It is currently stuck on a screen that says:
"Windows is restoring your computer from the system image. This might take from a few minutes to a few hours"
Below that is a rather large progress meter with maybe the first block filled in. Below that is a message that says "Restoring disk (C:)..."
It's been that way for over an hour.
The first time around, I gave up after 2 hours. I then booted into the system recovery options and went to a command prompt and ran a chkdsk on the new drive. It showed several file inconsistencies and not much else. I ran a chkdsk /f on it and tried again... Which is where I'm at now.
I can't see that the restore process should take this long before. Any ideas?
After 10 hours, it's still on "Restoring disk (C:)" and the progress meter is at roughly 5%. I'm guessing at the 5% as there isn't an actual number or anything else that I can look at showing what it's actually doing.
The backup contains roughly 120GB of data. How slow is windows restore?