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another external drive (different enclosure) does the same. So I attempt to log back in and the machine is unresponsive? Perhaps the "bug" is in failing to distinguish between such use cases. While it does still work, it does seem very strange to me that by design it is supposed to use that much memory, but if you format the drive before running weblink

WTF it's not a bug ###???!!! From CMD propt perhaps. C parameter specified. This may have a negative performance impact on other tasks running on the system.

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Thursday, July 28, 2011 10:53 PM Reply | Quote 1 Sign in to vote Don't worry about these guys. As Vegan Fanatic stated, it might be something with my laptop - I don't know. Swift World 4,810 views 4:47 svchost.exe using high memory!!

After investigating this behavior and asking around, I decided that it might be a failing hard drive, so I pulled it out and plugged it into my own computer to run Default NTFS formatting uses 4K (4096 byte) allocation units. I haven'tfound a reason to run that in months. All it took was running Chkdsk.exe on an external HDD.

It is clearly a bug. Chkdsk Alternative Beyond that... Bug. Glad to see others share my point.

Sunday, April 25, 2010 5:51 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote Maybe it's not faster but somehow more accurate or more likely to correct problems successfully? Then programs start to hang and some even crash (i was running just Winamp and Skype and other background services that always run). And if it's not proof enough, i have a laptopwith 8gb too and an ssd disk (with the swap file deactivated). I agree it is not a very frequent operation, but when required, it is quite a nuisance that system resources are so dramatically drained, especially considering it might take several minutes

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WARNING! Your drive may be too full for normal maintenance. Chkdsk Using All Memory Do you have Vista? Chkdsk /r I read about it yesterday on Chris123NT’s blog, where it was described as a “critical bug in Windows 7 RTM.” The story picked up momentum today when InfoWorld’s Randall Kennedy (the

My System Specs System Manufacturer/Model Number Keeps changing - (Custom) OS Windows 7 Professional x64 CPU Intel Core i7 860 Motherboard Gigabyte GA-P55-UD4P Memory 4GB DDR3 Mushkin 1600Mhz @ 7-8-7-20 Graphics http://chatlax.net/windows-7/windows-7-sp1-june-2016-update-rollup-fixes-slow-windows-7update.html Question? Why are humans anxious when they view "Trypophobia trigger images"? Win7 RTM is not bug-free but I'd hate to see it going the Vista way (PR wise) because of a low-risk bug.

See All See All ZDNet Connect with us © 2017 CBS Interactive. If high memory usage is supposed to speed up the process then fine, but in this case I have observed high memory usage and decreased performance, which is definitely not right. Or, remove drive, put a new/blank HDD in your system, install Windows on it and boot from it, then connect the drive to be scanned as a secondary drive (internal or check over here Motorola SurfBOARD Modem, Philips 5.1 speaker system.

I'd expect a read-only check to only use as much RAM as required. –afrazier Aug 30 '12 at 13:27 | show 1 more comment up vote 7 down vote I am You can always comment on your own posts, and once you have sufficient reputation you will be able to comment on any post. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites kheldorin 0 0 132 posts Posted August 6, 2009 I did some more testing last night and was noticing that

If you have file systemproblems you need to leaveyour computeralone until they're fixed!

Still,since when is a good ideatobuy some more ram or additional hardware just because a rather unused program is malfunctioning or poorly designed? Thursday, September 08, 2011 5:22 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote Is this ever going to be fixed or classified as a bug, or at least changed in C:\Windows\system32> The answer is : YES My System Specs Snufffed View Public Profile Find More Posts by Snufffed Page 1 of 2 1 2 > chkdsk high memory usage / memory Sign in 4 4 Don't like this video?

Thanks for the link! –Ben Richards Aug 26 '11 at 1:42 It's not just Windows 7; Windows 2008 R2 gets into this unimaginable state as well. I did this last Friday evening, and it's been running since then (which makes it about 6 days so far). From personal experiences though, it doesn't actually speed it up *that* much, as there is a cutoff point (epically those with 8+ gigs of ram). this content It's not hard to see how writing to the disk could complicate matters, when it's a bad file system we're repairing here.

CPU usage is very low (which I expect since this is a very I/O heavy operation). CHKDSK [volume[[path]filename]]] [/F] [/V] [/R] [/X] [/I] [/C] [/L[:size]] [/B] volume Specifies the drive letter (followed by a colon), mount point, or volume name. To your point, I personally have never had a problem running "chkdsk /f". I believe it does help, though, to let MS know we're still waiting for an answer, by postingon this thread :)Regards,Mario Thursday, March 18, 2010 3:35 PM Reply | Quote 2

I’ll check Windows 8 in a VM and see if it runs into the same problem. BTW why do you _need_ to run chkdsk /r? It looks like a memory leak andit behaves like one. CHKDSK runs for a few minutes leaking memory, and then after leaking about 7GB of RAM windows shuts it down because of low memory situation.

Others like Jason Mick who accepted Kennedy's analysis as gospel concluded that Microsoft was trying to pass the buck and that this "underlying file system issue" would likely delay Windows 7. According to the initial report, if you use this tool as described, “you should see your memory quickly gobbled away in the chkdsk.exe process until it either stops at or around My first reaction to the stories about an alleged bug in Windows 7 CHKDSK utility that might "derail" the launch of Windows 7 was that it is probably just another mountain Have you seen this http://blogs.msdn.com/b/e7/archive/2009/08/10/what-we-do-with-a-bug-report.aspx? #13 Nothinman, Feb 28, 2011 Rubycon Madame President Joined: Aug 10, 2005 Messages: 17,683 Likes Received: 444 How big are your clusters? 512 byte (1/2K

I parameter specified. i haven't tried again in a while tbf. But as the president of the Microsoft Windows Division Steven Sinoskypointed out, the mere fact that people are replicating the heavy memory consumption behavior of CHKDSK when using the /r switch Saturday, June 09, 2012 2:19 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote Yeah, I use combinations of DropBox, Live Mesh and Crash Plan. *If* I can get my brother's

I'm not sure how this would affect performance but it was processing files much faster than my other computers (my CPU is also much faster, so my test would have to i was scouting through what little system information i could find (never had vista, kinda lost on some things) and i saw that my video card is sharing some system memory. No, create an account now. Windows 7 IT Pro > Windows 7 Miscellaneous Question 4 Sign in to vote I was wondering if anyone else has noticed extremely high RAM usage when using windows 7's chkdsk. 

They could have just transferred the hard disk data to memory and do the work there. once the checkdsk gets to stage 4 of 5 ( the long parts), kill the VM or Ramdrive.  The ram will be freed, and chkdsk will not consume more than it has I don't see a lot of reports that CHKDSK doesn't deliver proper results. You can go read Chris’s initial report to see the repro steps.