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CHKDSK on WinXP - where's the log ?

Postby dodecahedron on Thu May 08, 2003 12:59 am

when i run the disk check utility of winXP (D:\WINDOWS\System32\chkdsk.exe), does it leave a log file somewhere with the output?
i can't be bothered to sit and stare at the blue screen while it checks... :o
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Postby cfitz on Thu May 08, 2003 8:51 am

Just redirect the output to the file of your choice:

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chkdsk > report.txt


If you choose an option that requires chkdsk to be done on boot (e.g. chkdsk c: /f), then chkdsk will create a logfile named bootex.log that gets transferred to the NT Event Log when you log in. Use Event Viewer to look in the Application Log for event ID 1001 from source Winlogon.

See here for more:

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=218461

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Postby dodecahedron on Sat May 10, 2003 4:48 am

thanks, cfitz.
cfitz wrote:Just redirect the output to the file of your choice:
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chkdsk > report.txt

yeah, well i don't use it from a command line, but from the GUI: right click on D:\ -> Properties -> Tools -> Check Now...

cfitz wrote:If you choose an option that requires chkdsk to be done on boot (e.g. chkdsk c: /f), then chkdsk will create a logfile named bootex.log that gets transferred to the NT Event Log when you log in. Use Event Viewer to look in the Application Log for event ID 1001 from source Winlogon.

thanks for that. actually i did find it in the Event viewer (sorry, maybe should have mentioned it in my post) but it's hard to find it there, it's under Winlogon... i thought maybe it was saved to some text file somewhere.
i can't find the bootex.log file. possibly once its contents are copied to the Event Viewer it's erased?

cfitz wrote:See here for more:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=218461

thanks for the link. i'll check it out.
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Postby cfitz on Sat May 10, 2003 10:41 am

dodecahedron wrote:thanks for that. actually i did find it in the Event viewer (sorry, maybe should have mentioned it in my post) but it's hard to find it there, it's under Winlogon...

Oh, come now. It isn't that hard to find... :wink: In the Event Viewer select "View"->"Filter", and then pick "Winlogon" as the Event source and "1001" as the Event ID.

dodecahedron wrote:i can't find the bootex.log file. possibly once its contents are copied to the Event Viewer it's erased?

Yes, that is my understanding. Once copied to the application log the file is erased.

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Postby dodecahedron on Sat May 10, 2003 10:52 am

cfitz wrote:
dodecahedron wrote:thanks for that. actually i did find it in the Event viewer (sorry, maybe should have mentioned it in my post) but it's hard to find it there, it's under Winlogon...

Oh, come now. It isn't that hard to find... :wink: In the Event Viewer select "View"->"Filter", and then pick "Winlogon" as the Event source and "1001" as the Event ID.

it isn't hard to those who know... :o

well...now i know too. thanks mate :)
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Postby cfitz on Sat May 10, 2003 11:39 am

You're welcome. And yes, if you don't know about the filtering feature, it can be hard to wade through many events to find just the one specific event you want to read. 8)

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Postby CDRecorder on Tue May 27, 2003 1:20 am

Please pardon my ignorance, but how do I find Event Viewer in WinXP Home SP1?
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue May 27, 2003 3:01 am

on WinXP Pro it's like this:
right-click My Computer | Manage. you get the Computer Management console. in it: System Tools | Event Viewer. you probably want the Application section of the Viewer.

another way to get to the Computer Management console is Start | Control Panel | Administrative Tools | Computer Management.

hopefully one of these work for you.
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Postby CDRecorder on Tue May 27, 2003 11:23 pm

Thanks, dodecahedron! That worked!
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue May 27, 2003 11:30 pm

LiteOnGuy wrote:Thanks, dodecahedron! That worked!
Welcome :D 8)
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