Scanning and repairing drive (A:)

May 16, 2018
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When I turned on my PC today, it suddenly went to Scanning and repairing for my HDD; after 3hrs of wait, it's still stuck at 0%. My OS is in my SSD, I decided to unplug the HDD and restart and it worked fine. I then replugged my HDD and it went to scanning and repair again on the Gygabyte screen. No idea what to do.
 

hang-the-9

Titan
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Sounds like that hard drive is failing or is bad already. You should be able to hit a key to cancel the scan. Then install a disk check utility from the drive vendor support site and run that to scan the disk. It will likely come up with a bunch of errors. Replace the drive.
 
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How should I retrieve the files?
 

hang-the-9

Titan
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Remove it from the system and see if you can read the files using a USB enclosure. Or try booting of a Linux Live disk and see if you can copy the files out that way to a USB drive.

Next time keep backups of your files so you don't have to worry about this.
 

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