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    Chkdsk log when it runs under Windows

    I have done a lot of research, but it seems the only way to get a chkdsk log is to run it at a DOS prompt, or when the program runs during startup from the boot drive. Is there any way to create a log every time the program is run, even within Windows?

    Also, I have 4 internal disks installed with 2 volumes on each. For some reason, when I select either volume on one of the disks it says the 2 volumes on that disk need to be checked by chkdsk during a boot up. There is only data on those 2 volumes. Why would that happen?



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    Try the Event Viewer: eventvwr.msc /s
    Select "Applications", then scroll down to "Winlogon".

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    Only valid for chkdsk at boot

    The sequence you mention is only valid for chkdsk log at boot. There is no log like it created when you run chkdsk while Windows XP is running. That is the situation I would like to be able to see a chkdsk log. Like I said, I could run it in DOS, but I prefer to run it in Windows.

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    Are you running chkdsk from a command window? If you are, the log should stay visible until you close the cmd window.

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    Hello raydiek,

    I've been using CheckDisk GUI,
    "CheckDiskGUI is an Graphical User Interface for the commandline version of chkdsk.exe"
    http://www.wieldraaijer.nl/

    It shows the same output as seen in the Event Viewer in its own display window.

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    It is worrying that you feel that it is necessary to run CHKDSK so frequently.
    Are your hard disks giving errors? If not, what is the point of running CHKDSK more frequently than once every few months?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BATcher View Post
    It is worrying that you feel that it is necessary to run CHKDSK so frequently.
    Are your hard disks giving errors? If not, what is the point of running CHKDSK more frequently than once every few months?
    Where did he say how frequently?

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