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Windows 7: write "chkdsk" output at boot time to logfile on other partition?

24 Jan 2016   #1

win7pro 64bit
write "chkdsk" output at boot time to logfile on other partition?

On my 64bit Win 7 system I have two partitions:

C: (with the "core" Win7 system)
D: (with almost all other stuff)

When I start the following command:

chkdsk D: /F /V /R /X >C:\chkdskout.log

everything works fine.

However when I enter the opposite command

chkdsk C: /F /V /R /X >D:\chkdskout.log

then at first the system is shutdown+restarted+chkdsk performed
BUT the logfile is NOT written.

I guess it is because the partially booted Win7 system at chkdsk time has no access to the partition D:

Is there a workaround for this?

The chkdsk output can be viewed at the screen. I want to have it in logfile as well.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jan 2016   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

Why not just write it to the C: drive in say Documents and then copy it to D: later?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Feb 2016   #3

Windows 10 Pro X64

The first one, chkdsk D: /F /V /R /X >C:\chkdskout.log, runs without rebooting, right? Therefore redirection is supported.

The 2nd one, chkdsk C: /F /V /R /X >D:\chkdskout.log, requires a reboot. Here, redirection is not supported at the time it is run during boot. I don't see any way you can make this work, though I've been wrong before.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

04 Feb 2016   #4

win7pro 64bit

Seems like Event Viewer is the only place to view output
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 write "chkdsk" output at boot time to logfile on other partition?

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