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Windows 7: Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log

26 Feb 2015   #80

Win7 pro x64

Regarding running chkdsk on sdd, it is ok (sometimes even recommended) as long as you don't use the /r flag.
Shawn, could you change your warning to "recommended to not run 'chkdsk /r' on an SSD"?

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26 Feb 2015   #81

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Hello and welcome Pete well I have run the chkdsk with both the / f and /r switche on my SSD's with no ill effect mind you Shawn might have a different angle on that
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26 Feb 2015   #82

Win7 pro x64

I don't think /r will damage your ssd. It tries to detect bad sectors which, iirc, is something that an SSD does itself. Shawm mentions that ("SSD's automatically remap worn bits using wear leveling technology"), but forgets to mention that it only applies to the /r switch.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Yes, it's safe to run CHKDSK on a SSD drive. You just do not want to defrag a SSD though.

Hope this helps,
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03 May 2015   #83

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Yes Pete look I have run the /r switch quite a few times on my SSD's and there has never been a problem that I know of. In fact I run sfc and chkdsk if I even suspect something has gone awry - mind you I also mostly use the Samsung brand and of course the Magician (first) along with the usual TRIM stuff etc.

Personally I have never read anything anywhere that says the chkdsk is bad for SSD's see this (and the notation from Microsoft - heavy stuff and other links )
windows 8 - The value of running CHKDSK on an SSD? - Super User
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16 Jun 2015   #84

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
When right-clicking, "Find" is blanked out

When right-clicking, "Find" is blanked out. Any other methods for Vista? I just paste the line in for my 7 machine.

UPDATE: Please ignore post. Found it in eventviewer by scrolling.
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16 Jun 2015   #85

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

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01 Aug 2015   #86

W7 Pro SP1 64bit


Step 4 probably needs to change a bit:

In the left pane of Event Viewer,
double click on Windows Logs to expand it,
click on Application to select it
then right click on Application
and click on Find.

Your screenshot for step 4 shows that Application was selected before the right click was done.

If you do exactly as step 4 currently says, the center pane should be a list of the event logs and their sizes. Right clicking on Application without selecting it first should give you a context menu where "Find..." is greyed out.

Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log-event-logs1.png

This is what post #84 in your tut thread was talking about.
But it was this post that lead me to look closely at this tut.

In my testing...
...I followed step 4 in the tut exactly as written
...I saw that "Find..." was not enabled
...I selected Application...
...then right clicked on Application
...I saw that "Find..." was enabled.

Now I wanted a screenshot to post with "Find..." greyed out.
I repeated step 4 in the tut exactly as written...
...but now "Find..." was enabled
...and yet - selecting "Find..." failed to produce a search window.

Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log-event-logs2.png

It seems that once "Find..." has been painted as enabled, it will be painted that way on subsequent context menus. But "Find..." is still non-functional until Application is selected prior to right clicking on Application.

Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log-event-logs3.png

You can also see that "Refresh" has been added to the context menu for that second screenshot. "Refresh" is also shown in the context menu in the screenshot under step 4 of this tut. Basically, you can never repeat the context menu shown in my first screenshot once you have created the context menu shown in the second screenshot. You have to exit Event Viewer to get that first screenshot. It took me a while to figure that out.

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01 Aug 2015   #87

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Thank you UNI. Updated.
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08 Mar 2016   #88

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit

Hi, One more nice tutorial by you, Brink

I found find in the right click application is greyed.
But i used your powershell, technique to get the log i wanted.
What is meant by some 168 unindexed files cleared ...
Would you give the link of usefulness of powershell. Is it dos commands? I only knew from this post about existing of this tool.
This message is often there, whenever i attempt chkdsk /f/r after my computer hangs stand still, wherein i could not use keyboard, mouse, ctrl alt del,tab etc..
Wonderful thinking on your part to include this in the tutorial.
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08 Mar 2016   #89

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello jraju,

Yes, that log would be from running chkdsk for clearing unindexed (orphaned) files. This usually indicates drive corruption.

Windows PowerShell is a new Windows command-line shell designed especially for system administrators. Windows PowerShell includes an interactive prompt and a scripting environment that can be used independently or in combination.
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