Microsoft is expected to release its much awaited Windows 8 operating system later this year. Windows 8 has been much hyped and as such the expectations Microsoft are facing is quite huge. Microsoft has developed many exciting features for Windows 8 and here, let’s discuss about the disk repair utility of Windows 8.
Slow error checking process
The disk repair utility in the previous versions of Windows have been annoying to say the least, as it took so much time to check for errors. If you are using an old Windows PC, I am sure you also must have sat through this slow process, when after rebooting, the CHKDSK utility launches and then checks the system for any possible errors.
Disk repair in Windows 8
The Building Windows 8 blog clears some of the doubts regarding the working of CHKDSK utility in the Windows 8 operating system. Firstly, the speed of checking the drives, for errors has been vastly increased leading to a quick error analysis. The capacities that can be handled by the server have also been increased. The sizes of the drives are increasing day by day and as such, we cannot expect the ancient technologies used in the older Windows versions to still complete the given task in such a short time.
Selective correction of errors
In the previous versions of Windows, the drive would be unavailable for usage until the entire drive had been checked. But, in Windows 8, the file system will be in online mode while it is trying to correct the errors. If this method fails to correct the Windows 8 problems, then the system will make a log of the issues and will selectively fix those areas only.
With the implementation of this new model of CHKDSK utility, Windows 8 has ensured a faster error checking process as the time
required for the error checking will now depend upon the number of corrupted files rather than the total number of files in a particular drive.
So, wait a while before you decide to add the oft heard phrase ‘annoying disk repair utility’ into the list of potential Windows 8 problems. Microsoft had not been sitting idle; they indeed have found a way to speed up this error checking process.