anonymous
  • anonymous
Can someone please explain "dirty bit?"
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anonymous
  • anonymous
What do u want to ask
anonymous
  • anonymous
Under Windows, a Volume (or partition) has a "dirty bit", or a small piece of static (non-volatile) memory. If the bit is set (i.e. is dirty (set to 1)), when the system reboots, the status of this bit tells the system whether to run CHKDSK or not. The bit remains set until CHKDSK is run, and then is cleared (or cleaned (set to 0)) as part of the process.
anonymous
  • anonymous
so then a dirty bit is when the bit is set?

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anonymous
  • anonymous
agree with angeltina
anonymous
  • anonymous
That bit is referred to as the "dirty bit" to distinguish which piece of memory it is, and can be dirty or clean ... which I can see is slightly confusing.
anonymous
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ok thanks

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