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CHKDSK on any drive other that the boot drive - where is the log file ?

By ghost123uk ·
OK running chkdsk on your boot drive via Windows creates a log file in "Computer Management" -> "Event Logs" -> "Application" -> "Winlogon" of the relevant time (and date).

However, if you hang another drive off the PC, say a simple IDE "Slave" drive or a USB hard drive, you can run chkdsk just fine.

Problem is I cannot trace any log file created !

Anyone know if one is created and where it might be !!

Thanks for looking.

John in the N.W. UK

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Workaround

by nepenthe0 In reply to CHKDSK on any drive other ...

Doubtless someone will post a solution for you in this thread. Meanwhile, why not simply use PrtSc to copy to Clipboard, and paste into MS Word? Format using Windows Picture and Fax Viewer.

Rick/Portland, OR

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This may help

by Jacky Howe In reply to CHKDSK on any drive other ...

When Chkdsk is run from the Command Line in XP or Vista to save a log file fom the Command Prompt right click in the screen and click Select all and press Enter. Open Notepad and paste it in.

An external USB Drive was used to do these checks. I prefer to run chkdsk from the Command Line as you have more control over it.


When Chkdsk is run from the Command Line in XP it saves a Report to Applications in Event Viewer.

Event Type: Information
Event Source: Chkdsk
Event Category: None
Event I 26180
Date: 12/06/2008
Time: 4:12:02 PM
User: N/A
Computer: DELL3401
Description:
Checking file system on F:


When Chkdsk is run from the Command Line in Vista it saves a Report to Applications in Event Viewer.

Log Name: Application
Source: Chkdsk
Date: 12/06/2008 10:21:21 AM
Event I 26214
Task Category: None
Level: Information
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: VE
Description:
Chkdsk was executed in read/write mode.

Checking file system on G:

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Oh, True Blue - It's you again :) :) :)

by ghost123uk In reply to This may help ;)

I think you must be looking for my posts so you can answer and make me all embarrassed that I didn't think of it !

That is the perfect solution.

For some daft reason, I was using the Windows gui version. As soon as I saw your answer I thought "of course" !!

Note to self - don't forget your DOS stuff !!

Thanks again, John in the N.W. UK

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NW of England! - Not NW of the UK !! ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Oh, True Blue - It's you ...

There is 423 miles to go further North than where you are -

and dinnae ye furget it!

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How about "In the far west of Europe" then

by ghost123uk In reply to NW of [i]England![/i] - ...

Now that we are all "Europeans" :)

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No John

by Jacky Howe In reply to Oh, True Blue - It's you ...

I am not trying to embarrass anyone. :)
DOS is the first OS that I played with all those years ago.

Glad that I was able to jog your memory. :)

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