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  1. Joined : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
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    Tower: W8.1; Laptop: W10 Pro build 10586; Windows Phone 8
       10 Apr 2016 #11

    isaacntk said: View Post
    I found some time to do a chkdsk. Instead of running it through boot, I decided to do it through the bootable rescue disk. 12 Hours in, I'm at stage 5 - I think. There's some issue with the printing. I can run it as long as I need for now, but a quick calculation of the rate its going (~50 sectors/files/clusters? idk what the unit is) per second, about 37 million more to go, It seems it should complete in about 8.7 days. I'll leave it till tomorrow night to see if the rate improved. The ETA is hovering around 1 hour and 40 mins, but the seconds don't count down.
    Thanks for the progress report. That seems like an awful long time....
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  2. Joined : Aug 2015
    Maine
    Posts : 20,990
    Windows10Pro 64Bit on 2 DeskTop Computers
       10 Apr 2016 #12

    You just might to have to replace that drive.....at some point. hopefully everything will turn out alright.
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  3. Joined : Apr 2016
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10
       11 Apr 2016 #13

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    You just might to have to replace that drive.....at some point. hopefully everything will turn out alright.
    Yeah I agree. Its a 2tb drive partitioned into the windows partition and another storage partition (C and D respectively).

    If I get 2 new drives to replace it, would it be possible to copy each partitions' contents and still have a bootable drive in C?
    Or should I just get a 2tb replacement and do a low level copy of the entire disk?
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Maine
    Posts : 20,990
    Windows10Pro 64Bit on 2 DeskTop Computers
       11 Apr 2016 #14

    isaacntk said: View Post
    Yeah I agree. Its a 2tb drive partitioned into the windows partition and another storage partition (C and D respectively).

    If I get 2 new drives to replace it, would it be possible to copy each partitions' contents and still have a bootable drive in C?
    Or should I just get a 2tb replacement and do a low level copy of the entire disk?
    Which ever you prefer, I would think getting a new WD Black 2TB would be a really nice choice. Their fast and reliable hard drives. I've used a program like Ubuntu installed on a Flash drive to recover and move files off a failing hard drive before with good success.
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  5. Joined : Apr 2016
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10
       11 Apr 2016 #15

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    Which ever you prefer, I would think getting a new WD Black 2TB would be a really nice choice. Their fast and reliable hard drives. I've used a program like Ubuntu installed on a Flash drive to recover and move files off a failing hard drive before with good success.
    I'm thinking of getting separate drives so I can maintain them separately. However, I'm unsure if merely copying partition(as opposed to the entire disk with partition tables etc) contents would be enough to maintain the bootability of the C drive.
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