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How to Read Event Viewer Log for Chkdsk (Check Disk) in Windows 10

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Checking your drives for errors every once in a while can help fix some performance issues. Drive errors can usually be caused by bad sectors, improper shutdowns, bad software, corruption, physical damage, etc...

When you scan a drive to check for errors, the scan results are saved as a log in Event Viewer.

This tutorial will show you how to read the Event Viewer log for Chkdsk (Check Disk) scan results in Windows 10.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Read Event Viewer Logs for Chkdsk in Event Viewer
  • Option Two: To Read Latest Event Viewer Log for Chkdsk in PowerShell





Chkdsk Log in Event Viewer - Read in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Chkdsk Log in Event Viewer - Read in Windows 10
To Read Event Viewer Logs for Chkdsk in Event Viewer

1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type eventvwr.msc, and click/tap on OK to open Event Viewer.

2. In the left pane of Event Viewer, expand open Windows Logs, right click or press and hold on Application, and click/tap on Filter Current Log. (see screenshot below)

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3. Check Chkdsk and Wininit in the Event sources drop down, click on an empty area in the Filter Current Log window to close the drop down, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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4. You will now see all available event logs for Chkdsk listed at the top of the middle pane in Event Viewer. You can click/tap on a log for the date and time you want to read it. (see screenshot below)

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5. When finished, you can close Event Viewer if you like.






Chkdsk Log in Event Viewer - Read in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Chkdsk Log in Event Viewer - Read in Windows 10
To Read Latest Event Viewer Log for Chkdsk in PowerShell

1. Open PowerShell.

2. Copy and paste the command below you want to use into PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

(To read Chkdsk log in PowerShell)
Code:
get-winevent -FilterHashTable @{logname="Application"; id="1001"}| ?{$_.providername –match "wininit"} | fl timecreated, message

OR

(To create CHKDSKResults.txt file on your desktop containing log)
Code:
get-winevent -FilterHashTable @{logname="Application"; id="1001"}| ?{$_.providername –match "wininit"} | fl timecreated, message | out-file Desktop\CHKDSKResults.txt
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3. You can now read the latest Event Viewer log for Chkdsk. (see screenshots below)

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That's it,
Shawn