Think Twice before running ChkDsk especially ChkDsk /f
Monday, December 21, 2020 by DrJBHL | Discussion: Personal Computing
Came across this article this morning, and thought it best to report on it to prevent possible problems for those running ChkDsk (Windows' native utility to discover and fix corruptions in its file system when adding /f to the command ChkDsk. This affects SSDs only, apparently.
If you have updated to W10 20H2, do not run ChkDsk or worse, ChkDsk /f.
"One of the authors at Planet3DNow say they ran the utility with the /f parameter, which prompts a system reboot so that it can be initiated on startup, only to run into a blue screen of death error. This is not an isolated case. It is also not due to the hardware used by the PCs, because it can also be reproduced in a VM on a completely different system. An automatic or manual repair is then required, depending on how the system is set up, in order to get the PC to boot properly again." - hothardware.com
So, beware this minefield. I haven't seen anything on MS fixing this minefield yet. I will update this if more comes to light.
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