of the drive.
CHKDSK can take a rather long time to complete depending on the physical size of the drive and the number of clusters. If your drive has more free than used clusters then stage 5 is going to take the most time because on a volume with mostly unused clusters, stage 5 takes longer than stage 4.
Here is a link where you can read up on CHKDSK and its 5 stages --
I ran a CHKDSK from Windows XP tools. I turned on the two options to fix problems. CHKDSK starts at startup and gets stuck on stage 5. There is no option to stop CHKDSK when you start the computer. So I am stuck and can't get out of CHKDSK. How can I get back into Windows or whatever I need to do so I can stop this cycle?
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