Verifying USN seems to be running forever

Posted on 2007-09-28
Last Modified: 2010-08-05
I have been trying to recover a database file from a sick hard drive -- finally ran chkdsk /f /r E:

It whirred for some time and then started verifying USN journal

That has been running for about 1.5 hours on 60 gb drive -- can not find anything that would suggest how long it will/should run
Question by:Len45
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    Accepted Solution

    Depends on the damage.
    I would wait it out in any case.

    Other options - If yours does not work.

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    Author Comment

    Great, thanks -- it has been about 5 hours at this point.  Started at 11:30 my time.  Now 4:30

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