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Printing/saving CHKDSK results

by Vince.Rosati / December 29, 2004 5:42 AM PST

A few weeks ago I noticed that my 160 GB drive seemed to have lost 25 GB! I executed CHKDSK and was able to view the result, which were that there are now 25 GB of bad clusters.

After doing some file maintenance I thought I would do CHKDSK again. This time the results flashed so fast, I couldn't see what they were.

The last time, the results file was stored somehwere (Administrative Tools, Event Viewer, ??

Can anyone tell me where the results of CHKDSK would be displayed or stored?


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Vince, See ....
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / December 29, 2004 6:14 AM PST

...that you can check the Chkdsk log file by opening the Control Panel, double click on "Adminstrative Tools", double click on the "Event Viewer" icon, then click on "Application". In the "Source" column, double click on the "Winlogon" item.

Hope this helps.


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Viewing the CHKDSK report
by Vince.Rosati / December 29, 2004 6:26 AM PST
In reply to: Vince, See ....


Thanks! Your suggestion was right on the mark.

I periodically look at C:\ Properties, to check on disk usage. Last month usage went from 14 GB to 49 GB. That's when I did the CHKDSK first time, and saw that 25 GB was bad.

Now, since I probably won't ever use the 100 GB still available, should I just ignore the loss? I shudder to contemplate replacing the hard drive and reloading everything. (I have a follow-up post about a short cut - relates to copying drive contents to another one and then switching.)

Thanks again and Happy New Year!


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Vince, What Makes You Think It's Bad Clusters...???
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / December 29, 2004 6:37 AM PST

Does the Chkdks log say so?

If the log is saying you have that many bad clusters, then I would get ready to install a new drive...I certainly wouldn't "ignore" it. You may not need all 100 GB left, but increasing bad clusters like that usually means the drive is going "south" in a hurry. I gave you some suggestions on what to do in your other thread about the drive. Here's that thread.

Hope this helps.


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Why do I think that there are bad clusters
by Vince.Rosati / December 29, 2004 7:11 AM PST


The report (WINLOGON) says:

154246679 KB total disk space
23668000 KB in 1364 files
42668 KB in 7348 indexes
25857712 KB in bad sectors
246815 KB in use by the system
65536 KB occupied by the log file
104431484 KB available on disk

Am I reading it wrong?



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(NT) (NT) Vince, You Read It Right.
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / December 29, 2004 7:42 AM PST
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