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Windows 7: CHKDSK Slows To A Crawl


20 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
CHKDSK Slows To A Crawl

Am running chkdsk on my C: drive (scheduled on boot) and it runs OK at about 3000 sectors per second then slows to a crawl - I left it running for 8 hours and it got to about 50% of the last step (4 of 5) but by that time was slo slow it would have taken hours more to finish.

Any ideas ?


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20 Apr 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Blewyn View Post
Am running chkdsk on my C: drive (scheduled on boot) and it runs OK at about 3000 sectors per second then slows to a crawl - I left it running for 8 hours and it got to about 50% of the last step (4 of 5) but by that time was slo slow it would have taken hours more to finish.

Any ideas ?
How full is the drive? How much free space?
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20 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

In addition, how big is the C: partition on your drive?
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21 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

The drive is a 464GB actual (ie 500GB)
The windows partition is 414GB, with 139GB free.
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21 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

It could be that there are areas on disk that need fixing, and this just takes time, the amount of which being dependant on the number and types of errors that it encounters.
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21 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

It has now been running for 3.5 hrs, and has reached stage 3 (verifying security descriptors), and is running at around 20 per second (there are 212736), and has about 90 minutes to go at this rate until it reaches stage 4. Is this normal, or is my HD crapping out ?

If so, is there a quick and easy way for me to clone a new 500GB HD, or will I have to reinstall everything ?
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21 Apr 2010   #7

W7, Xp Pro
 
 

Hi.

1. how old is the HD.
2. did you do a disk cleanup first.
3. did you defrag disk 2nd.
4. big disks take time if 1. and 2. have not been done 1st.
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21 Apr 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

The HD is relatively new - it's a 500GB 2.5in so it can't be more than a year or two from manufacture, right ?

I did not run a cleanup but I did defrag. The defrag program reported 0% fragmentation but I ran it anyway.

Now (7hrs into the chkdsk run) it's at 15% of task 4, doing around 10 sectors per second, but every now and again it stops completely for minutes at a time. At this speed it needs another 5 hours to complete stage 4....
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21 Apr 2010   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Let it finish. If you keep interrupting it, it has to start from the beginning again and it can end up taking longer than it would do had you allowed to finish in the first place.. Only when it has completed running will the flag be cleared that tells the system to run it upon boot.
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21 Apr 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Now it has completely stopped for about 20mins.....
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