run from command box
chkdsk /f /r
When it's finished hiding bad blocks, immediately start the backup since a failing hard drive can have more blocks go bad quickly.
Question: Is a 96% backup of any use i.e., does that mean I can access/transfer these files if the backup does not continue to 100%?
Received noticed hard drive failure might be imminent on my Dell desktop with Windows 7 Home 64 bit, 2 days ago.
687 GB Hard Drive (C drive only only half full) with 6 gb RAM); system apprx 3 yrs old
Backed up important work files to small external hard drive immediately.
Bought a new 1TB external Seagate hard drive to back up the C drive. (And ordered a new computer)
Went to bed last night after 11 hours backing up successfully with it at 55%.
This morning it was "frozen" at 96% (the sleep function was OFF)
Now acting erractically (mouse comes and goes, black screen comes and goes, it has beeped)...
I can't seem to get it to proceed from this point. It says "backup in progress" but unlike yesterday, it will not allow me to see the "details" so I can't tell if its still running.
***Update -I've left it alone 5 hrs now and it has begun running again though very slowly still at 96%
Thanks for any help