Does anyone notice this when running CHKDSK on the boot drive?

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  1. Ghot's Avatar
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    Compumind said:
    LOL. Actually CHKDSK /F - my bad. Sometimes I change to the /R switch.




    Both the /f and the /r flags take some serious time.
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    Ghot said:
    Both the /f and the /r flags take some serious time.
    True, but my fast production system tales only minutes.

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    CHKDSK /R takes a very long time, but CHKDSK /F shouldn't take more than a few minutes unless it's finding problems that it needs to fix. CHKDSK /R can take hours upon hours.

    Have you gone into Event Viewer to see if it's left any logs for the CHKDSK attempts? (I think it's under Wininit as the event source)

    Also the /V switch isn't just limited to FAT32 drives, as it says it also displays any cleanup messages for NTFS drives.
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    Compumind said:
    ...my fast production system tales only minutes.
    alexncfc said:
    Have you gone into Event Viewer to see if it's left any logs for the CHKDSK attempts? (I think it's under Wininit as the event source)...
    Yes, you can read the latest Chkdsk log in event viewer....

    Read Chkdsk Log in Event Viewer in Windows 10

    ...but the chkdsk logs are stored in System Volume Information. With TreeSizeFree run as an administrator you can read them directly.

    Does anyone notice this when running CHKDSK on the boot drive?-image.png
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    Bree said:
    Yes, you can read the latest Chkdsk log in event viewer....

    Read Chkdsk Log in Event Viewer in Windows 10

    ...but the chkdsk logs are stored in System Volume Information. With TreeSizeFree run as an administrator you can read them directly.

    Does anyone notice this when running CHKDSK on the boot drive?-image.png
    Thanks, I didn't know about the logs being stored in the System Volume Information, I always struggle to find them in Event Viewer when looking.
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  6. Bree's Avatar
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    alexncfc said:
    Thanks, I didn't know about the logs being stored in the System Volume Information, I always struggle to find them in Event Viewer when looking.

    Yes, I find it more convenient. It's also useful for reading the chkdsk logs of a drive that has come from another machine.

    And with TreeSize Free you can copy them from there and save them elsewhere if you like. I have even put the old logs back again after a complete reformat of a drive as I wanted to preserve the record.
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  7. Compumind's Avatar
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    @Bree -

    All event logs, including CHKDSK show that it was successfully completed.
    No error messages at all, which is a bit disconcerting.

    As for the /R switch, I have my fast NVMe 2 TB SSD complete within 30 minutes. Awesome.

    It's a weird glitch.

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  8. Compumind's Avatar
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    alexncfc said:
    I didn't know about the logs being stored in the System Volume Information, I always struggle to find them in Event Viewer when looking.
    That's news to me as well. Interesting but logical.

    Thanks, Bree.

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  9. Bree's Avatar
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    Compumind said:
    As for the /R switch, I have my fast NVMe 2 TB SSD complete within 30 minutes. Awesome.

    That's an SSD for you, I once needed to run the /R switch on a 2TB HDD. As I recall it took about 12 hours to complete.
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  10. Compumind's Avatar
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    Bree said:
    That's an SSD for you, I once needed to run the /R switch on a 2TB HDD. As I recall it took about 12 hours to complete.
    Not surprising, Hope you didn't babysit it, lol.

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