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  • Anybody know where in the Event Viewer is the Chkdsk log readout at? In Xp it was Application - Event Properties - Winlogon. It was informful to read that in Xp after the reboot chkdsk program ran to see what it fixed and also the condition of the hard drive in the way of error's, etc.

    thanks - L

     Nevermind, ..i found it in the Wininit log in Application - Event Properties. - L

    Monday, October 2, 2006 1:37 AM

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  • thanks so much for posting that! I was looking through all the winlogon items and viola--- it was in wininit! 

    yochai

    i mean it, that helped a lot!
    Monday, January 15, 2007 8:54 AM
  • Hi l1el

    I cant found the check disk log with the instructions you have posted "http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=779895&SiteID=17"

    Can you please explain it again for me. With screenshots too if you can

    (This is urgent)

     

     

     

    Thursday, May 31, 2007 2:30 AM
  • administrative tools - event viewer - windows logs - application - click on 'source' at the middle top ..follow it down (or up) alphabetically to 'wininit' and click on it to view ..or doubler click it to bring another window up with it. i can't see how to do an attachment here but i do have a screenshot i just made.
    Thursday, May 31, 2007 2:51 AM
  • I also am searching for the chkdsk log in Windows XP. I ran chkdsk, and it found a whole mess of errors, so Windows was pretty messed up. When I double-click on the Event Viewer, it will not open. Instead, I get the Microsoft Managment Console has encountered an error . . .Send/Don't Send error report. Is there another way to get the log file?

     

    Thursday, October 11, 2007 1:53 PM
  • Chkdsk always finds a lot of errors. Which are usually index listings that aren't used anymore. Mine finds at least 300- 400 each time i run it. Single click on the Event Viewer only from within the console. You go into it from Adminisrative Tools folder. Let me know if you can't find it. Try doing a Search for the chkdsk.log and see if it comes up that way.

     

    Thursday, October 11, 2007 5:19 PM
  • I've found the log entry for running Chckdsk in Vista.... (excuse my keywording) Windows Vista checkdsk results event log

    Open The Event Log...
    Control Panel (Classic View) -> Administrative Tools -> Event Viewer (3rd choice)

    The ChkDsk Log is found in....
    Windows Logs (2nd choice on left) -> Application (1st sub-choice)

    < NOTE >
    This will display a number of information logs in the center pane, many of them from the most recent Windows startup. You will notice the 1-2 hour time difference in events if you rebooted to scan (time spend runnign chkdsk). This should help you identify the startup events after the scan...

    About half way down the list of logs, look for the item Wininit in the source column. This will contain the log data for the ChkDsk scan prior to the boot.
    Monday, April 7, 2008 5:45 AM
  •  Robert42 wrote:
    I also am searching for the chkdsk log in Windows XP. I ran chkdsk, and it found a whole mess of errors, so Windows was pretty messed up. When I double-click on the Event Viewer, it will not open. Instead, I get the Microsoft Managment Console has encountered an error . . .Send/Don't Send error report. Is there another way to get the log file?

     

     

    Please adhere to the scope of the thread.  This is Windows Vista not Windows XP.

    Tuesday, July 1, 2008 1:02 AM
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    Vista::Computer Management->Event Viewer->Windows Logs->Application

    In the event view Actions Pane: Filter Current Log...

    Pull down "Event sources"; check "Wininit"
    Click OK

    Wednesday, July 2, 2008 3:08 AM
  • I could not find any log in the Event Viewer.

    I found a "bootex.log" in the root folder of the drive. Basically it is what flashes on the screen so quickly during the CHKDSK process. Below is the content as an example, however, I haven't found anything that goes into anymore detail than this:



    Checking file system on C:
    The type of the file system is NTFS.

    A disk check has been scheduled.
    Windows will now check the disk.                        
    Cleaning up instance tags for file 0x11eb0.
      299776 file records processed.                                 

      1042 large file records processed.                           

      0 bad file records processed.                             

      2 EA records processed.                                   

      73 reparse records processed.                              

      373682 index entries processed.                                

      0 unindexed files processed.                              

      299776 security descriptors processed.                         

    Cleaning up 9505 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
    Cleaning up 9505 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
    Cleaning up 9505 unused security descriptors.
    CHKDSK is compacting the security descriptor stream...
      36954 data files processed.                                   

    CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
      138199384 USN bytes processed.                                    

    Usn Journal verification completed.
    CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
      299760 files processed.                                        

    File data verification completed.
    CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
      14037586 free clusters processed.                                

    Free space verification is complete.
    Correcting errors in the master file table's (MFT) BITMAP attribute.
    Correcting errors in the Volume Bitmap.
    Windows has made corrections to the file system.

     156248317 KB total disk space.
      99447016 KB in 241578 files.
        140880 KB in 36957 indexes.
             0 KB in bad sectors.
        510077 KB in use by the system.
         65536 KB occupied by the log file.
      56150344 KB available on disk.

          4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
      39062079 total allocation units on disk.
      14037586 allocation units available on disk.

    Internal Info:
    00 93 04 00 0e 40 04 00 3d 6a 07 00 00 00 00 00  .....@..=j......
    43 a3 00 00 49 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  C...I...........
    42 00 00 00 1f 86 a4 77 98 8c 36 00 98 84 36 00  B......w..6...6.

    Windows has finished checking your disk.
    Please wait while your computer restarts.
    Saturday, August 8, 2009 4:08 AM
  • My chkdsk log file is too long and event viewer displays only part of it. Does anybody know if this log can be accesed directly (i.e. not via event viewer)? Or is there any other way how to display it entirely?

    Thanks.

    Tuesday, November 24, 2009 2:11 PM