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Windows 7: new here, need help interpreting CHKDSK log report initiated on reboot

11 Dec 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
new here, need help interpreting CHKDSK log report initiated on reboot

Greetings and thank you for any help. I shut down my computer last night and it had a shield in the log out/shut down tab. This morning when I rebooted my computer it told me it needed to run CHKDSK and this has not previously happened. I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Found where to locate the log but not sure how to interpret it. I will put the contents below. Does this signify anything I need to take steps towards to avert any possible upcoming implosion, my computer is behaving normally but I am concerned whether it would continue to do so given today's CHKDSK run, not initiated by me:

One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You
may cancel the disk check, but it is strongly recommended
that you continue.
Windows will now check the disk.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
434432 file records processed.

File verification completed.
1404 large file records processed.

0 bad file records processed.

0 EA records processed.

48 reparse records processed.

CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
524514 index entries processed.

Index verification completed.
0 unindexed files scanned.

0 unindexed files recovered.

CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
434432 file SDs/SIDs processed.

Cleaning up 1636 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 1636 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 1636 unused security descriptors.
CHKDSK is compacting the security descriptor stream
45042 data files processed.

CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
33653416 USN bytes processed.

Usn Journal verification completed.
CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the
master file table (MFT) bitmap.
Correcting errors in the Volume Bitmap.
Windows has made corrections to the file system.

298200063 KB total disk space.
106118652 KB in 353932 files.
209964 KB in 45045 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
483111 KB in use by the system.
4096 KB occupied by the log file.
191388336 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
74550015 total allocation units on disk.
47847084 allocation units available on disk.

Internal Info:
00 a1 06 00 8a 16 06 00 c3 05 0b 00 00 00 00 00 ................
24 0b 00 00 30 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 $...0...........
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................

Windows has finished checking your disk.
Please wait while your computer restarts.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Dec 2014   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

I don't see anything alarming there.

It shows no bad sectors.

I'd go to the drive manufacturer's web site and download their disk analysis tool. For Western Digital drives, it's called "Data Lifeguard". It has a short test and an extended test. The short test shouldn't take over a minute or two. The longer one might take hours.

Familiarize yourself with its results and "SMART" data generally.

S.M.A.R.T. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

SMART is cryptic to a degree, but it will try to warn you of serious problems. I'd pay attention to the bad sector count in particular.

Hard drives can go bad for no apparent reason even when SMART shows no problems, so you just have to have things backed up so that a drive failure is not a catastrophe.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Dec 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Wow, many thanks for your great help. I will read and follow and learn. I appreciate the teaching and that you have given me next steps to understanding why CHKDSK on reboot. I will mark this as solved.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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