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#1 Sharonsthere

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 09:26 AM

I've run chkdsk and here's what I see: nothing. it runs and then closes. It's a black box like dos, correct? How do I know the results? Just what am I looking for?
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Posted 15 June 2008 - 09:36 AM

When you run chkdsk...you are not looking for anything. It's a maintenance function designed to keep things running smoothly.

Chkdsk Explained, Understanding What Chkdsk Does - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314835/EN-US/

How To Run CHKDSK In XP - http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...b;en-us;Q315265

Using Chkdsk to Detect File and Folder Corruption - http://searchwincomputing.techtarget.com/t...1263963,00.html Ignore the rambling about Norton Disk Doctor, etc.

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 09:44 AM

"Go to >
Start > Administrative Tools > Event Viewer

click "Application" on the left

In column "Source" on the right half of the window, look for "Winlogon".
On the same row, "Event" matching 1001 is the que pasa on chkdsk.

Doubleclick that line matching both Winlogon and 1001.

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If you want to cut time, you can pin the "eventvwr" to the start menu or toss a shortcut on the desktop and
save some steps while repeatedly waiting for chkdsk to fix your drive after restarts. However, I think zero
errors are unobtainable.
evenvtwr is found in the System32 folder."


http://www.ss64.com/nt/chkdsk.html
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Posted 15 June 2008 - 09:48 AM

got it, thanks. I'm reading it now.
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Posted 15 June 2008 - 10:08 AM

Mark, couple points here: 1. when I >start I do not see Administrative tools anywhere in the list of programs. So I did a search and found it. I don't know how to pin it to the start menu but I'd like to. 2. event viewer column source shows nothing but msiInstaller. ??
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Posted 15 June 2008 - 12:24 PM

Sorry, Admin Tools is in the Control Panel. Not sure at the moment how to map it to All Programs. I'm sure there's a way. When you're in The Event Viewer, look for the Winlogon entry
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Posted 15 June 2008 - 12:41 PM

You can add it (Admin Tools)...by customizing Start Menu properties.

Right-click on Start, select Properties, Start Menu tab, Customize button, Advanced tab.

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 12:52 PM

beginning to feel a bit sheepish here, but I have no winlogon whatsoever in my event viewer. Not in application, security, system or IE. :flowers:

Thanks, I have added it to the start menu, Louis! :thumbsup:
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