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CHKDSK /r taking OVER 24 hours, is it stuck ?

I have a failed 320 GB (300 GB actual) drive, its a secondary, it contains many games and important photos of mine, it has a few bad sectors (seen via MiniTool Partition Wizard) and chkdsk is stuck.

C:\Users\Administrator>chkdsk D: /r
The type of the file system is NTFS.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...
7 percent complete. (250708 of 314368 file records processed)
File record segment 250708 is unreadable.
7 percent complete. (250709 of 314368 file records processed)
File record segment 250709 is unreadable.
7 percent complete. (250710 of 314368 file records processed)
File record segment 250710 is unreadable.
7 percent complete. (250711 of 314368 file records processed)
File record segment 250711 is unreadable.
314368 file records processed.
File verification completed.
96 large file records processed.
4 bad file records processed.
0 EA records processed.
0 reparse records processed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)...
332418 index entries processed.
Index verification completed.
0 unindexed files scanned.
0 unindexed files recovered.
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)...
314368 file SDs/SIDs processed.
Security descriptor verification completed.
9026 data files processed.
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
325689344 USN bytes processed.
Usn Journal verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
21 percent complete. (674 of 314352 files processed)

I would like to also point out that by now, my pc is on for 2 days straight and 20 hours due to this check (chkdsk is actually on for about 26-30 hours) and this is not my first attempt to recover this disk, the previous attempts got stuck around this point aswell.

Also looking at task manager, currently chkdsk is taking 50% RAM out of my 16GB.
Also presuming that this disk is not recoverable by standard means, so is there any other program I should be looking at ?

I can't access the disk at all from Explorer, nor can I use the GUI to perform the disk check, as "windows cant find the drive" in question, can't see the space used/remaining, hence my guess is its failed. Shows up in Device Manager properly. Didn't have any SMART errors or anything at all before one day firing my PC up and finding out most of my games can't be launched and the disk is not accessible.
Full specs:
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 G1 Socket 1155
OS : Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
Processor : Intel i5 4690 @ 3.50 GHz Turbo (up to 3.90GHz)
Memory : Kingston HyperX Fury 2x8GB DDR3 1600MHz (16GB)
Storage : Seagate 2TB 7200 64MB (PRIMARY) Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB (SECONDARY)
GPU : Gigabyte NViDiA GTX 780 Windforce 3GB OC Edition
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  1. The disk is internally faulty and checkdisk will never correct that type of problem. If the disk is not accessible you can't recover data from it at home. Only a professional data recovery service can do that, and even they may not be able to manage 100% recovery.

    A hard drive can suddenly fail with out any pre-warning via SMART if the failure also disables the drive's SMART function.
  2. Phillip Corcoran said:
    The disk is internally faulty and checkdisk will never correct that type of problem. If the disk is not accessible you can't recover data from it at home. Only a professional data recovery service can do that, and even they may not be able to manage 100% recovery.

    A hard drive can suddenly fail with out any pre-warning via SMART if the failure also disables the drive's SMART function.


    I don't think my HDD ever had SMART on it. Are you sure the disk is lost for good and can only be saved by a data recovery service ?
  3. Best answer
    WD's drives often fail in such a way that they become slow to respond. I believe this because they get bogged down in retries. There is a DIY solution for the "slow issue" which involves an MHDD script.

    See http://www.alexsoft.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=998

    Alternatively, WDMarvel has a solution that "deals with slow responding". A one month licence costs US$9.

    http://wdmarvel.com/WDMarv_demo.rar
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