"Flushing Buffers" ?


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Does anyone know what the message "Flushing Buffers" means when HWiNFO starts up ? What buffers are being flushed/purged ?

Sometimes it's fast... other times it seems to take a while, so i was wondering what it was doing :s

Thoughts ?

thanks ... Andy


HWiNFO Author
Staff member
Since the Windows operating system uses memory to cache disk operations and writes data to the disk deferred, they usually remain in memory for a certain time.
HWiNFO flushes these data to disk, so that in case of a system crash or freeze (which is unlikely to happen) it prevents a data loss. So it's just a precaution.