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    After CHKDSK runs on bootup, the log file flashes on the screen
    for only a fraction of a second and then disappears.

    How do I get it to stay so I can see what transpired.

    Am running chkdsk from RUN in the START menu.
    Using XP Pro, SP3.

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    Check Event viewer:
    A successful "chkdsk" should result in event ID 1001, I think, under source "Winlogon" in the Application log. You can see the log there; it’s possible to filter the events, but this is a recent one after your latest restart so that’s not necessary.

    Run Event viewer either via Administrative tools Control Panel, or by running: eventvwr.msc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Argus View Post
    Run Event viewer either via Administrative tools Control Panel, or by running: eventvwr.msc
    You can also run eventvwr[.exe]
    BATcher

    Time prevents everything happening all at once...

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    Run <chkdsk> from a Comand Prompt window instead of <run>. Open a command prompt from "Accessories".

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    I agree...if you would type CMD in the run box it will open a black box (command prompt). Then type chkdsk and hit enter.
    Upon completion the black box remains open thereby allowing you to read the results.

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    I agree with both of you; run CHKDSK from a Command Prompt.

    But: in this case CHKDSK was running at start, something that happens when the tool can't lock the partition it's going check (you are asked if you want to schedule a check at next start). And when that is finished it will start Windows very quickly, thus the log entry in Event viewer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Argus View Post
    I agree with both of you; run CHKDSK from a Command Prompt.

    But: in this case CHKDSK was running at start, something that happens when the tool can't lock the partition it's going check (you are asked if you want to schedule a check at next start). And when that is finished it will start Windows very quickly, thus the log entry in Event viewer.
    Thanks, Argus and BATcher and ALL. You're all right, but as Argus pointed out,
    as I couldn't lock the drive, CHKDSK had to run when the computer rebooted.
    I found the log via the Event Viewer under APPLICATION under the title
    WINLOGON -- exactly as Argus initially told me.

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