It may be that the file or folder where it is stored is hidden. Although if it is in the Root directory then it should be in C:\
Open up Search, (Start > Search > For Files and Folders), then in the search window click on Tools in the menu and then click Folder Options.
In the Folder Options dialogue, click the View tab, then look for the "Hidden files and folders", and select "Show hidden files and folders".
Click "Apply" then "OK", then in the search pane select All files and folders, and then type in the name bootex.log, then press Enter.
See if that works for you.
Win xP Pro SP2 FAT32
I ran check disk (R option), and Even logs viewer (Application logs) indicated that a log file bootex.log has been created at the root of the volume, which would show....whether bad sectors were found....and whether they were repaired. Problem: I am not able to find bootex.log by going to the root of the volume, nor using 'Seach' (with show all files). Help appreciated. Thanks.