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CHKDSK Question.

When I run CHKDSK on my Windows XP it goes through the whole procedure, steps 1,2,&3, then disappears real quick before I get a chance to read everything. Is there some way to keep it from doing that? Thanks

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Viewing The Chkdsk Log....

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Instead of stopping the process, why not view the Chkdsk log:

In XP, open the Control Panel, double click on "Adminstrative Tools", double click on the "Event Viewer" icon, then click on "Application". In the "Source" column, look for the "Winlogon" item. Double click it and you should see the results of your Chkdsk.

Hope this helps.


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Re: Viewing The Chkdsk Log....

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Followed your diections and it worked fine. Thanks a lot.

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(NT) (NT) Vesta, Good Job & Glad It Helped

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Re: CHKDSK Question.

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Click start>run>type in cmd and hit enter. The command prompt comes up with a flashing cursor. Type in chkdsk /f. The slash f part of the command tells your computer to fix errors. The command prompt will let you see everything and hold the info till you delete the command promt

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XP Home chkdsk

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Hi everyone' I have another question about chkdsk'Does it only save a log file if you choose to automatically repair errors or scan for bad sectors? If possible I would like to be able to view any errors it may have found regardless of if I choose to automatically allow chkdsk to repair them'Of course since no reboot is needed for a mere check without repair there's no win loggon in event viewer' at least not in mine anyway and a search of my putter and look at my rootdirectory with all hidden and protected files set to be shown in folder options still turns up nothing'is this function just simply unavailable with chkdsk as opposed to Win98 scandisk? So far I havent found an answer to this exact question online.Thanks in advance for any answers :).


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Pick an answer.

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XP Home Chkdsk

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Thanks for the links'Those are the ones Ive read for the most part in the past'I'll be testing out the different suggestions'But if it relates to event viewer or command prompt Ive already tried that with no dialog refering exactly to what I was looking for'So far at least'But I cant claim Ive yet exausted all possibilities though'One thing I can say for sure is the fact I had to get on the net to find the answer is a sign that Win 98's scandisk just in the respect of giving you dialog is actually superior to chkdsk in that one area IMHOP'This isnt an anti-xp rant by no means it is certainly superior to 98 by far in most ways from what my experience has shown me'But It would seem im not alone in saying easy to locate disk error checking dialog isnt one of those way's.Of course like one poster said you dont need to worry as much about displaying results with the NTFS file system'But I have to admit I still miss not having a simple checkbox right there on the error checking interface itself that will show you results either way' errors or no errors auto-repair or no auto repair.I still like to look for myself before automatically repairing:)

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Here's why this is so.

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XP is based on Windows 2000 which is based on Windows NT. If you follow the lineage and what users they marketed those OSes to, then you begin to comprehend why things are the way they are.

PS. XP is now a very old OS. The items you ask for were not in the works then (pre-2000) as Microsoft really does expect users/owners to hit the books.



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all you have to do is...

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redirect the output to a file.

chkdsk > c:\checkdisk.txt writes everything that would normally show on screen to a file named checkdisk.txt located (in this instance) on the root drive.

This will also work with any of the appropriate chkdsk switches available.
[drive:] Specifies the drive to check.
filename Specifies the file(s) to check for fragmentation (FAT only).
/F Fixes errors on the disk.
/V FAT only: Displays the full path and name of every file on
the disk.
/R Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information
(implies /F).
/L:size NTFS only: changes the log file size to the specified number
of kilobytes. If size is not specified, displays current
/I NTFS only: Performs a less vigorous check of index entries.
/C NTFS only: Skips checking of cycles within the directory

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