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Windows 7: Chkdsk results


02 May 2011   #1

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 
Chkdsk results

Have just read Brink's brilliant tutorial on finding stuff in event viewer and went looking for my last chkdsk.

Following the instructions I came up with an entry called Wininit it had the chkdsk results etc but as a matter of curiosity why the difference in the location name? as I have seen it before and have not really known what it is.

However I am going to spend a bit more time inhere as my local forum one has to crowbar such info out and one doesn't always get the answer back that one expects - or likes!! (I'm a newbie)

While I am here a member of the other forum told me that he was concerned my machine was constantly rebooting (gleaned from a Kaspersky report) although I cannot see those reboots in those reports myself as such.

I am a bit concerned as I leave all three on from say 7am - 11pm on days off and 7am-1.30pm on workdays.

Can I get this info from the event viewer as I certainly do not reboot in any such way except if a Windows update requests it.


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02 May 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

I am not sure what do you mean by "difference in the location name". WINdows INITialization process (Windows Start-up application) starts, performs disc check with a child process and reports results.

Regarding reboots you can check this article
How To Know the Last ShutDown Time Of Your Windows PC
If you filter by described Event ID 6006, it will give you shutdowns and restarts all together.

Or you can check reboots with Everest by Lavalys.


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02 May 2011   #3

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 
Ok

Sorry Neutron I meant or should have said when I "find" > chkdsk > it comes up with the wininit log and shows the chkdsk log.



then



> details gives me the report.

Ok I might try that Everest app - cheers!
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03 May 2011   #4

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 
Ok Brink

Sorry forgot we can upload here!
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04 May 2011   #5

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

ICit2lol, from the first post I understood what you have done, and what you have found. But your question is still not clear.

Are you surprised with the fact that you were looking for "X" and it is showing you "Y"?

As I explained earlier, Wininit is a Windows Start-up application, which starts Windows, if something is required during start up, like disc checking, it does that via child processes (starts other applications).

But if you start CHKDSK from Windows yourself, that is a totally different story. It will be reported under its own name - in Event Viewer source would be Chkdsk (NOT wininit), because in this case it would NOT be considered a child process, because the process was initiated by user, rather then by another program.
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04 May 2011   #6

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Neutron16 View Post
ICit2lol, from the first post I understood what you have done, and what you have found. But your question is still not clear.

Are you surprised with the fact that you were looking for "X" and it is showing you "Y"?

As I explained earlier, Wininit is a Windows Start-up application, which starts Windows, if something is required during start up, like disc checking, it does that via child processes (starts other applications).

But if you start CHKDSK from Windows yourself, that is a totally different story. It will be reported under its own name - in Event Viewer source would be Chkdsk (NOT wininit), because in this case it would NOT be considered a child process, because the process was initiated by user, rather then by another program.
Ok Neutron now I am still following the tutrial steps exactly and getting the same results.

I have initiated chkdsk on several occasions but the tutorial procedure for checking results comes up with the same result - the screen I posted (on all three machines).

I start chkdsk by > Computer > right click > Properites > click Tools > click Check now > tick both boxes > click Start > message > do i want to schdeule the check forthe next time I start the computer > Schedule check disk check > go back out of the Computer windows (and usually I do this at night after work) > reboot.

The black screen with the chkdsk info in white text will start saying that unless one hits any button in a set time frame (a count down is shown in seconds) > leave it and the chkdsk starts up and I go to bed.

Am I doing it wrong and / or missing something out because I know I have done at least four chkdsk's over the last two months and there is the only one reference by "Find" to Wininit??

I will set them all for tonight when I get home from work and then check again in the morning but I am not going to hold my breath.

Sorry mate to cause you this angst as I said I am not really that computer literate and just followed the instructions for doing a chkdsk from Googling for an answer.
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04 May 2011   #7

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

Those checks could be missing if log was cleared.

I initiated chkdsk the way you described and I have found it in the Event Viewer under Windows Logs/ Application
by Event ID number 26212.
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05 May 2011   #8

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 
Hmmmm

Neutron don't know why mine is different because I purposely set a chkdsk last night and this is what I get from "Find" in Windows Applications on checking this morning.

So I am lost for what is going on


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05 May 2011   #9

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

It is there mate. Just search the number only, do not add "event" word.


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05 May 2011   #10

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 
Hmmmm again

Yeah neutron thats the first thing I did - same result so I added the word "event" for the second try.

Just don't know what the heck is going on?
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