Server 2008 R2, Windows, Windows 7
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Windows 7 CHKDSK memory consumption – Update

I did check this after installing RTM on my home PC. Looks like the magnitude of the issue increases with the size of the volume and number /size of files on it. For example, when I first verified this with RC, I ran CHKDSK against a 500GB volume with lot of personal data, ISO images, WIM files and VHDs. The result can be seen here. However, after installing RTM build, I ran it once again against an empty partition of 500GB and the memory consumption by CHKDSK for ~35MB. To me, this issue certainly looks like a design bug. I have not seen a BSOD anytime. So, this is not as critical as others might claim.

Anyway, as more and more people start talking about it, I am sure MS will release a fix soon.

Filed under: Server 2008 R2, Windows, Windows 7


Ravikanth is a principal engineer and the lead architect for Microsoft and VMware virtualized and hybrid cloud solutions within the Infrastructure Solutions Group at Dell EMC. He is a multi-year recipient of Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award in Windows PowerShell (CDM) and Microsoft Azure. Ravikanth is the author of Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Revealed (Apress) and leads Bangalore PowerShell and Bangalore IT Pro user groups. He can be seen speaking regularly at local user group events and conferences in India and abroad.