I am working with Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS and I have a Seagate external drive to backup data from windows 10 and Ubuntu, using rsync script (through cygwin in Windows).
I was running rsync script from windows 10 but I had to stop it (using Ctrl+C keys) because it got extremely slow. After that, I was not able to access any longer the hard disk from windows 10.
Current behaviour Windows 10:
When I connect the disk, the system tries to access it continuously and the overall system slows down a lot. Looking at the Task manager I see that the disk is always used 100%. However, windows always fails to access drive.
Current behaviour Ubuntu 16.04:
When I connect the hard drive, and I try to open it, I get the following message:
Impossible to access to volume %X An operation is already pending
where %X is the name of the drive.
Then, when I unplug the hard drive, I get the following message:
Error mounting /dev/sdb2 at /media/uzzen-sweet/Seagate Expansion Drive: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000" "/dev/sdb2" "/media/uzzen-sweet/Seagate Expansion Drive"' exited with non-zero exit status 13: ntfs_attr_pread_i: ntfs_pread failed: Errore di input/output Failed to read NTFS $Bitmap: Errore di input/output NTFS is either inconsistent, or there is a hardware fault, or it's a SoftRAID/FakeRAID hardware. In the first case run chkdsk /f on Windows then reboot into Windows twice. The usage of the /f parameter is very important! If the device is a SoftRAID/FakeRAID then first activate it and mount a different device under the /dev/mapper/ directory, (e.g. /dev/mapper/nvidia_eahaabcc1). Please see the 'dmraid' documentation for more details. Failed to sync device /dev/sdb2: Errore di input/output Failed to close volume /dev/sdb2: Errore di input/output
Any advice on how I can fix the problem minimizing the risk of losing the data in the hard drive? Thank you very much in advance for your assistance.