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Windows 7: Bug in Windows 7 RTM

13 Aug 2009   #131
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by akramh View Post
just tried this myself, and the problem is present on my 7264 x64 build as well... has this been resolved yet through a patch or something?

here is a screeny:
Attachment 22953

As you can see, it is taking over 800MB of memory as soon as it starts, which isthe available free memory.. this is terrible...
1) Did you allow it to complete and did it complete successfully?

2) Did you read the entire thread?

It is not a bug, nor is it a problem. It is the way Win7 CHKDSK /R works.


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13 Aug 2009   #132
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Muad Dib View Post
1) Did you allow it to complete and did it complete successfully?

2) Did you read the entire thread?

It is not a bug, nor is it a problem. It is the way Win7 CHKDSK /R works.
I think that age old thing that using alot of RAM at once in a computer is a bad thing has stuck with most people...if you have 4GB of RAM but freak out if it is ever used in a great amount makes no sense...if you have it than use it...it is no like you won't get it back
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16 Aug 2009   #133
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Muad Dib View Post
Maybe the only bug is that "Cancel" does not cancel?

I did another test run from the disk Properties>Tools>Error-Checking option.

The Explorer process started and all memory was promptly used, page faulting began, etc. as in other tests.

I clicked the "Cancel" button (twice maybe?), and the dialog box closed. However, the Explorer process continued on. This time I let it run to completion and monitored it rather than abort it manually. When it completed the memory was freed, system performance returned to normal and a successful CHKDSK event was entered in the Application event log.

If this glitch still exists in the v7600 RTM (I'm still on 7232) then "Cancel" not canceling could be a source for confusion and irritation but hardly a showstopper.

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FYI. An update on my previous observation described above.

I have since done a clean install of the Win7 Ultimate "retail" 7600 download from Technet. It is an activated and updated installation.

Running the same test that was run with v7232 I can report:

a) Then "Cancel" button now executes correctly and cancels the "CHKDSK /R" prcess when executed from the TOOLS>ERROR-CHECKING dialog.

b) The process created to execute the CHKDSK /R function is now a DLLHOST process not an EXPLORER process.
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23 Aug 2009   #134
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Maud Dib, I finally got around to using another computer to run a chkdsk /r on my external drive. I keep getting write errors trying to create a system image with macrium and paragon. It went to 10% pretty quickly but now it's going VERY slowly. I will let it go all day and finish. I have 4GB of RAM and a page file on this other system.

I wonder if this will fix the drive. The write errors are getting old.
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23 Aug 2009   #135
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
Maud Dib, I finally got around to using another computer to run a chkdsk /r on my external drive. I keep getting write errors trying to create a system image with macrium and paragon. It went to 10% pretty quickly but now it's going VERY slowly. I will let it go all day and finish. I have 4GB of RAM and a page file on this other system.

I wonder if this will fix the drive. The write errors are getting old.
Maybe, maybe not.... how old is the drive? They do eventually die.
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23 Aug 2009   #136
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hey Maud, it finally finished. It took about 3 hours for a 250GB HD. It found everything to be fine. I don't know why I am getting a write error every time I try to create an image with Macium on this one machine. I think the disk is okay. (I just realized it works on other machines)

The machine in question had XP on it and I did a clean install with an upgrade version of Vista Emachines sent me free. Maybe it has something to do with the install, I don't know.

Anyway, the disk is only 6 months old. I guess it's fine. I will have to use a different imaging program to see if Macrium is the problem.
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