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I ran chkdsk but don't find logs


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#1 huntsin2

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 04:50 PM

Hi,

 

I ran chkdsk on a computer with Windows 10 admininstator

 

using chkdsk C: /R

 

the computer needed to restart in order to run and then it completed.

 

I then did a chkdsk C: /B and after restarting the computer it eventually completed.

 

Using the directions in the two links below there were no results in event viewer for chkdsk or winit.

 

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/40822-read-chkdsk-log-event-viewer-windows-10-a.html

 

https://winaero.com/blog/how-to-find-chkdsk-results-in-windows-10/

 

I will add that I did this via a remote desktop support program. (I'm not sure if that would interfere with the creation of a log. I don't know why it would)

 

I'm wondering if someone can provide feedback about why there are no logs in event viewer.



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Posted 25 May 2018 - 04:17 PM

  • Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog
  • Type powershell.exe and press Enter
  • Copy and paste the command below and press Enter
  • This will create file called ChkdskLog.txt on your desktop
  • Upload the file to your reply

get-winevent -FilterHashTable @{logname="Application"; id="1001"}| ?{$_.providername –match "wininit"} | fl timecreated, message | out-file Desktop\CHKDSKResults.txt



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Posted 25 May 2018 - 04:39 PM

Thank you for the reply. Will that command find the missing log?

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 04:47 PM

Yes it will as long as chkdsk has been ran.



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Posted 25 May 2018 - 05:22 PM

Ok, I will give it a try.

Thank you.

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 05:27 PM

Sure no problem. Let me know if any issues.



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Posted 25 May 2018 - 05:30 PM

Here are a couple other methods FYI
 
http://mywindowshub.com/read-event-viewer-log-check-disk-chkdsk-windows-7-windows-8/


ListChkDskResult Program
Please download ListChkDskResult by SleepyDude and save it to your desktop.

  • Right-click on ListChkdskResult.png icon and select RunAsAdmin.jpg Run as Administrator to start the tool.
  • A message about checking Windows Event Log will pop-up. Click OK.
  • Wait patiently until a notepad window will open. This won't take long.
  • The displayed logfile will be also saved to your desktop as ListChkDskResult.txt.
  • Please include the content of this file in your next reply.


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Posted 26 May 2018 - 01:58 PM

I ran the powershell script and nothing shows up in the text file.



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Posted 26 May 2018 - 02:02 PM

I just ran the program by sleepy dude and same thing

 

ListChkdskResult by SleepyDude v0.1.7 Beta | 21-09-2013
 
------< Log generate on 5/26/2018 2:02:04 PM >------
No Events found for Winlogon, Chkdsk or Wininit!


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Posted 26 May 2018 - 08:46 PM

Please run check disk command again and then try

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 02:04 PM

The reason I was doing a chkdsk command was because the backup software I was using said there were bad sectors on the disk, and it would not perform a full backup of the computer.

 

I initially performed the chkdsk remotely, and there were no logs recorded.

 

I then went to the user's computer and ran the backup software to see if it would work even though there were no chkdsk logs; and it did work, so to me that means that the chkdsk command worked.



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Posted 12 June 2018 - 02:12 PM

If you are getting bad sectors then I highly recommend that you test your drive using Seatools as shown in the link below.

Seagate Seatools for Windows - Run the Long Test

Please Download and Run SeaTools for Windows
 
1.  Once it starts it will scan for all drives connected to your computer. 
2.  Select drive you want to test.
3.  Select the Long Generic Test under the Basic Tests menu
4.  When the test is complete you will see the result under Test Status
5.  The test will indicate either Pass or Fail. 
6.  Provide the Results in your reply.

If you need to access the Results the Click on Help > View Log File. 






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