CHKDSK has been running for two days RRS feed

  • Question

  • I started a CHKDSK and it has been running for two days now. Previously, it ran only a few hours, so I'm taken back on what to do. It's hanging on Stage 4 saying it's only 11 percent complete. (67081 of 259568 files processed). It has a 500GB hard drive.
    The HDD light is continuously on (no flashing), and it turns off for a quick moment and then turns back on. (When it turns off the computer humming also stops and resume when the light is back on).
    Foolishly, I forgot to backup my data and would like to know if it's safe to turn off and somehow avoid the CHKDSK when powered back on.
    Or should I wait for it to finish?
    • Edited by Vonder Monday, March 4, 2013 8:07 PM
    Monday, March 4, 2013 8:05 PM