1.    25 Feb 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    chkdsk sticks at 12% for extended periods of time

    I have now a couple of windows 10 laptops (using hdd rather than ssd) where the system shows progress to 12% and then waits forever, maybe 2 hours or so before completing.

    maybe someone can explain what is happening, but with the limited info that Windows 10 shows it is hard to estimate how long it will take. At least with chkdsk before windows 8/10, one had something to go on.

    reminds me of Vista and defrag where again Microsoft thought it was an improvement to show less infiormation.

    Unless there is a good reason, I would vote for MS to reverse this retrograde step.

    PS to save peeps posting unnecessarily, I am aware that I can subsequently see results in the event viwewer
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  2.    25 Feb 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro / Windows 10 TP / Windows 8.1 Pro / Windows 7 Pro

    It is how chkdsk works, around 12% it could hang for quite some time and suddenly speeds up.
    It is like with the DISM and SFC commands, the time it takes depends on how much there is that needs to be done.
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  3.    25 Feb 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Of course you are right, stuck at 12% for a hour or more than goes to 100% in a blink of an eye.

    Hardly helpful, and as you say "how it works", but I am suggesting the way it worked on previous Windows releases is more helpful; with previous releases (not the dastardly win8) one could estimate roughly how long it would last, especially on phase 4, but not now. These % progress estimates are always relatively inaccurate, but the new Windows 10 is one of the worst - hardly progress
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