what makes chkdsk and/or HDD diagnostics slow to a crawl and/or keep starting over?
On a dell PC with a WD HD, chkdsk /r takes about 30 mins to get to 70% then sudenly goes back to 50%
Likewise the buillt-in dell diagnostic util for the same IDE hd gets to the IDE disk "read test", which gets to about 30%, then drops back to 0% and starts over -- WITHOUT having moved onto the next test.
Last time I encountered this behavior, people said it was probably a bad HD.
I'm just checking in to see if most responders agree.