calculate duration of check disk

Posted on 2006-05-14
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05

Is there a way to calculate (estimation) the time a chkdsk operation will take on a partition with a known size?
what is the faster way to perform the chkdsk (including the two check boxes) through the partition-properties-tools or through the Command Line (or any other way) ?

Question by:cheng04

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rutten-d earned 252 total points
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the time it takes depends on the system speed (cpu , disk) and the problems encountered.

All you can do is perform one and measure how long it takes , if no errors are found.
If errors are found , run again and measure time to have a baseline.

I imagine that a boot-time check should be quicker since the system is doing nothing else at that time.

If there are third-party tools for diskchecking ( don't know any) , they might give an estimate before they start
but that estimate would only be reliable if no errors are found , since there is work to do then....

hope this helps....
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venom96737 earned 248 total points
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It can also depend on the switch you use I have found that the /r switch will take alot more time than just placing chkdsk and letting it run but you will get the same result.

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