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Windows 7: Location of chkdsk log file after scan


11 Jul 2010   #1
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Location of chkdsk log file after scan

None of the Google results show the correct way to get to this file.

A little help, please?

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11 Jul 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Greg,

Here you go mate. Fresh out of the tutorial oven.

Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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11 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Administrative tools - Event viewer - Windows logs - Application - Click on 'source' at the middle top to sort by ascending/ descending order. Locate 'wininit' and click on it to view.
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11 Jul 2010   #4
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Thanks guys. Was clicking on Applications and Services instead of Windows Logs in Event Viewer.

The Google result for chkdsk log Windows 7 at Tom's Hardware said Applications.

Now you've filled it in for everyone.

Very glad to know that 4 hour chkdsk on a 320gb external is clean since I've aborted it several times assuming it's dying. It's just slow, I guess.
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11 Jul 2010   #5
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Mine shows up under Chkdsk instead of wininit.

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11 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

I think when chkdsk runs at startup, its logged under wininit. While, when run inside windows, it may be getting logged as chkdsk. Or will it be different for the system drive and data drives? I see that Brink ran it on D: drive.
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11 Jul 2010   #7
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I just ran it on C: (Windows 7) drive, and got the same. I'll try from the command prompt to see what I get next.

Location of chkdsk log file after scan-c-drive.jpg


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11 Jul 2010   #8
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
I think when chkdsk runs at startup, its logged under wininit. While, when run inside windows, it may be getting logged as chkdsk. Or will it be different for the system drive and data drives? I see that Brink ran it on D: drive.
Yep, that's what it is. Wininit if ran at startup, and chkdsk if ran in Windows.
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11 Jul 2010   #9

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
I think when chkdsk runs at startup, its logged under wininit. While, when run inside windows, it may be getting logged as chkdsk. Or will it be different for the system drive and data drives? I see that Brink ran it on D: drive.
Yep, that's what it is. Wininit if ran at startup, and chkdsk if ran in Windows.
Thanks for clarifying. If you dont mind, would suggest that this info be added to the tut, will help reduce the confusion.
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12 Jul 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Already done.
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