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Chkdsk consumes 11GB of RAM RRS feed

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  • Hi, running "chkdsk \R \X" on Windows 7 SP1 seems to consume considerable amount of RAM (apprx. 10,5 GB) while checking 1 TB NTFS HDD - I've located the following warnings in the computer event log:

    Resource-Exhaustion-Detector: Windows successfully diagnosed a low virtual memory condition. The following programs consumed the most virtual memory: chkdsk.exe (6976) consumed 11256205312 bytes, [...].

    11256205312 bytes is approximatelly 10,5 GB of consumed RAM.

    Is this expected or it might be a bug? 

    Thursday, March 17, 2011 6:29 AM

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  • Is this expected or it might be a bug? 

    this is expected:

    Windows 7 RTM contains a rather nasty chkdsk bug

    What we do with a bug report?

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Want to install RSAT on Windows 7 Sp1? Check my HowTo: http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=150221
    • Marked as answer by Magon Liu Thursday, March 31, 2011 8:43 AM
    Thursday, March 17, 2011 12:39 PM
  • Hi Andre, thank you for the link, even I am not happy that the computer has resources (almost) exhausted for several hours while running chkdsk /R on a non-critical HDD.
    Thursday, March 17, 2011 5:41 PM
  • that's the advantage of a 32Bit Windows, chkdsk can only consume 2GB.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Want to install RSAT on Windows 7 Sp1? Check my HowTo: http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=150221
    Thursday, March 17, 2011 8:16 PM
  • Yes, you're right :)
    Tuesday, March 22, 2011 8:54 AM