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Re: How to see the results of Checkdisk??

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by HELLFROST, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. HELLFROST

    HELLFROST Flightless Bird

    I want to know if my drive has any bad spots.
    Ran Full Diskcheck from Explorer(My Computer).
    It says nothing except it's finished.

    There is NO winlogon under Event Viewer in WinXp Home.
    There is no winlogon under Event Viewer Application, as another post
    suggested.
    And I already ran it in windows and waited for it to complete the full scan
    so I don't want to run again from cmd promt.

    Checkdisk sucks! Why have they still not fixed this problem. It's just as
    bad in vista. Checkdisk is supposed to be better than scandisk. IT'S NOT!!!
    It doesn't give you any information when you run from My
    Computer/Tools/Error checking. That's just retarded! And on Bootup it
    doesn't give you a chance to read the results and there's no information
    about it in help! That is ignorant!
    And occasionally it deletes a bunch of orphan files during bootup scan
    making files that were accessible but corrupted completely inaccessible.
    Oh yes, and the very fact that I have to open MY Computer to start it is
    Moronic, Cause Opening my computer accesses the disc and half the time it
    wont run cause something is accessing the disc only nothing is open,
    especially right after reboot and my other comp doesn't even have anti-virus
    cuz it's not online so that can't be it.

    "Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

    > Go to Control Panel > Admin. Tools > Event Viewer > Winlogon
    > after running Check Disk to see the report.
    >
    > --
    > Carey Frisch
    > Microsoft MVP
    > Windows - Shell/User
    > Microsoft Community Newsgroups
    > news://msnews.microsoft.com/
    >
    > -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    > "JM" wrote:
    >
    > | How can I view the results of a Checkdisk after I run it from within XP Pro
    > | on an installed hard drive, with the options set to repair automatically?
    > |
    > | thank you,
    > |
    > | jm
    >
    >
     
  2. Tim Meddick

    Tim Meddick Flightless Bird

    If you want to actually SEE the results of chkdsk BEFORE you run it at boot
    (when I agree - it gives you no time to see)

    Open a Command Prompt (by typing "cmd.exe" into the "Run" box on the Start
    Menu).

    Type in the Command Prompt the following command :

    CHKDSK /V C:

    The results you get after running this command will show you whether or not
    there are errors on the disk that need to be fixed and, in many cases, the
    type of error (but will not fix them).

    If this command reports back that there ARE errors on that disk (and will
    say "You should run chkdsk again with the /f switch"), then either :

    run the command again from the Command Prompt but use instead :

    CHKDSK /F C:

    It will say that the drive is in use and ask if it can be run at next boot
    (usually only apllies to C: drive, you may usually be able to check *and*
    fix non-system [c:] drives) So press "Y" to select "Yes" to run chkdsk /f
    at next boot.

    ....or :

    Select "Error-Checking" from the "Tools" tab on a drive's "Properties" page
    (right-click on a drive in Explorer and choose "Properties"). And
    checkmark the top box labeled "Fix file-system errors" and press [ok].
    Again,you will be asked if it can run at next boot as the [C:] drive is in
    use, but will go ahead for other (non c:) drives.

    Both methods will result in chkdsk being run in "fix" mode at next
    boot-time.

    *NB Also - I belive that if chkdsk is run at boot - the results that scroll
    too fast to be able to take in - are always reproduced in the Event Viewer
    as well....

    Type "eventvwr.msc" into the "Run" box on the Start Menu and look under
    "Application" for an event "Winlogon" code 1001 and just check the date and
    time of the entry to match it to the one you missed.

    A typical "Winlogon 1001" Event Viewer entry might look like this :

    Checking file system on \DosDevices\C:
    The type of the file system is NTFS.
    Volume label is SYSTEM.
    Cleaning up minor inconsistencies on the drive.
    Cleaning up 4 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
    Cleaning up 4 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
    Cleaning up 4 unused security descriptors.
    CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
    Usn Journal verification completed.
    39070048 KB total disk space.
    32962572 KB in 91908 files.
    43480 KB in 6970 indexes.
    0 KB in bad sectors.
    261476 KB in use by the system.
    65536 KB occupied by the log file.
    5802520 KB available on disk.
    4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
    9767512 total allocation units on disk.
    1450630 allocation units available on disk.

    ==

    Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :)




    "HELLFROST" <HELLFROST@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:3F9FC28D-E47D-4741-A170-F4D2C2DF9A8E@microsoft.com...
    >I want to know if my drive has any bad spots.
    > Ran Full Diskcheck from Explorer(My Computer).
    > It says nothing except it's finished.
    >
    > There is NO winlogon under Event Viewer in WinXp Home.
    > There is no winlogon under Event Viewer Application, as another post
    > suggested.
    > And I already ran it in windows and waited for it to complete the full
    > scan
    > so I don't want to run again from cmd promt.
    >
    > Checkdisk sucks! Why have they still not fixed this problem. It's just
    > as
    > bad in vista. Checkdisk is supposed to be better than scandisk. IT'S
    > NOT!!!
    > It doesn't give you any information when you run from My
    > Computer/Tools/Error checking. That's just retarded! And on Bootup it
    > doesn't give you a chance to read the results and there's no information
    > about it in help! That is ignorant!
    > And occasionally it deletes a bunch of orphan files during bootup scan
    > making files that were accessible but corrupted completely inaccessible.
    > Oh yes, and the very fact that I have to open MY Computer to start it is
    > Moronic, Cause Opening my computer accesses the disc and half the time it
    > wont run cause something is accessing the disc only nothing is open,
    > especially right after reboot and my other comp doesn't even have
    > anti-virus
    > cuz it's not online so that can't be it.
    >
    > "Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:
    >
    >> Go to Control Panel > Admin. Tools > Event Viewer > Winlogon
    >> after running Check Disk to see the report.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Carey Frisch
    >> Microsoft MVP
    >> Windows - Shell/User
    >> Microsoft Community Newsgroups
    >> news://msnews.microsoft.com/
    >>
    >> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >> "JM" wrote:
    >>
    >> | How can I view the results of a Checkdisk after I run it from within
    >> XP Pro
    >> | on an installed hard drive, with the options set to repair
    >> automatically?
    >> |
    >> | thank you,
    >> |
    >> | jm
    >>
    >>
     

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