How to stop check disk once it has started
Posted on 2008-11-03
I recently ran the windows XP disk checking utility on an 120GB Maxtor external USB HDD. I selected both the "automatically fix file system errors" and the "scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors". I epxected it might take a while to run, however, it has now been running for a week and still isn't finished. It is still running task 4 of 5 and has found some bad clusters, there are about 25 files listed that have had portions of them replaced. My issue is that it has tied up my computer for a week now and I need to use it. How can I safely stop the check disk without trashing all the data on the drive?