So I hear pretty regularly that stopping a chkdsk in progress is bad and can possibly destroy data on your hard drive. I can't seem to find any information as to why this is bad though.
What can stopping chkdsk while it is running do, and why? At what points is chkdsk not doing destructive processes and might be safer to stop?
(Some background: We have a chkdsk running that is likely to take several more hours. We accidentally ran it right after running it. It is a chkdsk /B on Windows 7. I am not concerned with the practical how to stop it exactly, as I am willing to wait, but am much more concerned with the theory of why we shouldn't just stop it.)