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Windows 7: Where are checkdisk/scandisk logs ?

25 May 2010   #1
trinaz

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 
Where are checkdisk/scandisk logs ?

When you run checkdisk/scandisk upon a Win 7 Pro 64bit system reboot...is there a log of what was fixed/repaired and when would I find it ?

Thanks...


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25 May 2010   #2
HQuest

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 | OSX Lion 10.7 x64
 
 

I believe they are on Event Log, under System logs. Most of Windows logs are reported there.
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25 May 2010   #3
kucing13

 

if I remember try..

Go to Start > Run and type: eventvwr.msc /s , and hit enter.
When Event Viewer opens, click on "Application", then scroll
down to "Winlogon" and double-click on it. This is the log
created after running Checkdisk.
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25 May 2010   #4
Bill2

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kucing13 View Post
if I remember try..

Go to Start > Run and type: eventvwr.msc /s , and hit enter.
When Event Viewer opens, click on "Application", then scroll
down to "Winlogon" and double-click on it. This is the log
created after running Checkdisk.
In Event viewer, under Application logs, you need to double click on "wininit".

"Winlogon" is applicable for XP.
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25 May 2010   #5
kucing13

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kucing13 View Post
if I remember try..

Go to Start > Run and type: eventvwr.msc /s , and hit enter.
When Event Viewer opens, click on "Application", then scroll
down to "Winlogon" and double-click on it. This is the log
created after running Checkdisk.
In Event viewer, under Application logs, you need to double click on "wininit".

"Winlogon" is applicable for XP.
Thanks for correcting me. I haven't try it on seven. the last time i check it on XP. Thanks again bill
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27 May 2010   #6
trinaz

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kucing13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kucing13 View Post
if I remember try..

Go to Start > Run and type: eventvwr.msc /s , and hit enter.
When Event Viewer opens, click on "Application", then scroll
down to "Winlogon" and double-click on it. This is the log
created after running Checkdisk.
In Event viewer, under Application logs, you need to double click on "wininit".

"Winlogon" is applicable for XP.
Thanks for correcting me. I haven't try it on seven. the last time i check it on XP. Thanks again bill
Thanks guys...have a problem...can't find any "wininit" entries..also see 2 Application sections.

Can you be a little more specific on where to log for the scan disk log reports (log.jpg attached)?

Also...can anyone explain further on what the attached errors mean and how to correct them if they are important ?

And....should/can I delete all entries in the events viewer so I can more accurately check on what going on from this time forward on an up to date manner ?

Thanks, Tim


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27 May 2010   #7
Bill2

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

1) I think the event viewer logs are created only when chkdsk runs at boot. Try scheduling chkdsk to run at boot, then check in the event viewer for the wininit entries. Also check entries under event id 1001.

2) You can also try running chkdsk from the command prompt in the Windows recovery environment (boot from win7 install dvd, then click through to the command prompt) and pipe the output to a text file. Within windows (on XP), I can type chkdsk X: /V /F > X:\chkdsklog.txt at the command prompt (where X: is a drive other than the syatem partition I am on now), and the chkdsk output gets saved to the to the text file I specified. But I am not sure what, if any switches work in the RE and whether the output can be piped.

Experiment and let us know.
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