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CHKDSK

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by rogeepete, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. rogeepete

    rogeepete Flightless Bird

    I ran this to check on my hard drive.although I do not have any problems now.
    I just wanted to familiarize this checking facility. I did this via: My
    Computer, My C (hard) drive, properties.tools. automatically fix
    errors....then, I received a
    message that I would have to restart windows. I did this and the chkdsk ran,
    but when I came to the listing of the results of the check, the screen
    disappeared
    in a split second - I could not even read the results and the pause key did
    not
    hold it on either. I'd like to see the results and would expect that one
    should be
    able to read them.

    Thanks for any help.
    --
    Roger
     
  2. John John - MVP

    John John - MVP Flightless Bird

    rogeepete wrote:
    > I ran this to check on my hard drive.although I do not have any problems now.
    > I just wanted to familiarize this checking facility. I did this via: My
    > Computer, My C (hard) drive, properties.tools. automatically fix
    > errors....then, I received a
    > message that I would have to restart windows. I did this and the chkdsk ran,
    > but when I came to the listing of the results of the check, the screen
    > disappeared
    > in a split second - I could not even read the results and the pause key did
    > not
    > hold it on either. I'd like to see the results and would expect that one
    > should be
    > able to read them.
    >
    > Thanks for any help.


    Look for Event 1001 from source Winlogon in the Event Viewer's
    Application log. To open the Event Viewer enter eventvwr.msc in the
    Start menu Run box. Double click on the event to open it.

    John
     
  3. John Wunderlich

    John Wunderlich Flightless Bird

    =?Utf-8?B?cm9nZWVwZXRl?= <arebarr@yahoo.com> wrote in
    news:3C106A11-2CEB-4D1C-816E-B0B6EABD60E9@microsoft.com:

    >
    > I ran this to check on my hard drive.although I do not have any
    > problems now. I just wanted to familiarize this checking facility.
    > I did this via: My Computer, My C (hard) drive,
    > properties.tools. automatically fix errors....then, I received a
    > message that I would have to restart windows. I did this and the
    > chkdsk ran, but when I came to the listing of the results of the
    > check, the screen disappeared
    > in a split second - I could not even read the results and the
    > pause key did not
    > hold it on either. I'd like to see the results and would expect
    > that one should be
    > able to read them.
    >
    > Thanks for any help.


    IIRC, the output is stored in the Application log.

    Start->Run->"eventvwr.msc"

    Then click on the "Application" on the left and look for a "Winlogon"
    entry as a Source on the right side.

    It will only save the first so many bytes of the log, so if you have a
    lot of problems, you will only see the first few.

    HTH,
    John
     
  4. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 24 Mar 2010, John Wunderlich <jwunderlich@lycos.com> wrote in
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:

    > Start->Run->"eventvwr.msc"
    >
    > Then click on the "Application" on the left and look for a
    > "Winlogon" entry as a Source on the right side.
    >
    > It will only save the first so many bytes of the log, so if you
    > have a lot of problems, you will only see the first few.


    I suppose there must be a limit, but I had a disk that had extensive
    corruption and CHKDSK generated a VERY long report. The entire thing
    was saved in the event log. I think it would be foolish for Microsoft
    to allow the report to be cut short, as there's no other way to see
    what CHKDSK has done if it's a bootup process. That could be vital
    information!
     
  5. meyers

    meyers Flightless Bird

    Nil wrote:
    I think it would be foolish for Microsoft
    > to allow the report to be cut short, as there's no other way to see
    > what CHKDSK has done if it's a bootup process. That could be vital
    > information!




    Chuckle.
     
  6. sanjacstudent14

    sanjacstudent14 Flightless Bird

    "rogeepete" wrote:

    > I ran this to check on my hard drive.although I do not have any problems now.
    > I just wanted to familiarize this checking facility. I did this via: My
    > Computer, My C (hard) drive, properties.tools. automatically fix
    > errors....then, I received a
    > message that I would have to restart windows. I did this and the chkdsk ran,
    > but when I came to the listing of the results of the check, the screen
    > disappeared
    > in a split second - I could not even read the results and the pause key did
    > not
    > hold it on either. I'd like to see the results and would expect that one
    > should be
    > able to read them.
    >
    > Thanks for any help.
    > --
    > Roger


    - Go to Start > Administrative Tools > Event Viewer

    - Click "Application" on the left

    - Look for Winlogon and Event 1001

    - Double-click the line with Winlogon and Event 1001.
     

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