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Windows 7: CHKDSK memory bug revisited

25 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
CHKDSK memory bug revisited

Hi guys. OK, so, after discovering that EVENT VIEWER had errors regarding my 500GB drive having bad clusters, I decided to make a "CHKDSK E: /F /R" (where E: is my 500GB drive).

So, when doing small tasks with it running, I found that my computer went terribly slow... Memory is at 90% of usage (1.8GB on 2GB). CHKDSK in the processes says it's using 1 192 588 K of RAM o_O

Two screenshots...


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25 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)

If you have bad sectors, clusters and so on usually menas that the HDD is on the way out.
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25 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Crispy View Post
If you have bad sectors, clusters and so on usually menas that the HDD is on the way out.
I don't agree with what you said here...
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25 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

They still haven't fixed that out of control climbing memory when running it, no. That's my discussion on it.
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25 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Yeah, they haven't unfortunately
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25 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

They didn't "fix" it because its not a bug.
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26 Apr 2011   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64


Of course it is a bug.
If i start the check from the GUI it won't even release the leaked memory that is hogged by explorer.exe then (only if i kill explorer.exe). If i start it from command prompt then chkdsk.exe is automatically killed after the process so the leaked memory is released.

It's obviously a bug.
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