Read Chkdsk Log in Event Viewer in Windows 10

    Read Chkdsk Log in Event Viewer in Windows 10

    How to Read Event Viewer Log for Chkdsk (Check Disk) in Windows 10
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    08 May 2017
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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





    Read Chkdsk Log in Event Viewer in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Read Chkdsk Log in Event Viewer 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, click/tap on Application, 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.






    Read Chkdsk Log in Event Viewer in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Read Chkdsk Log in Event Viewer 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


  1.    08 May 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Central West NSW Australia
    Posts : 803
    7 and 10 on various machines

    Hello Shawn mate Ihave just run two chkdsk’s on the 10 partition boot drive on thisdual boot machine and it takes probably less than 30 seconds tocomplete.


    Another thing thathas me concerned is that there is no record of wininit in the logsand Filter Current log is greyed out. I can only see the reboots fromthe chkdsk runs.


    I am trying anythingto get this machine to work properly and on the verge I feel oftrashing the board for a new one something that I would really notlike to have to do.


    Am I missingsomething or doing something that cannot be done on a dual bootmachine?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    08 May 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,788
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046
    Thread Starter

    Hello John @ICIT2LOL,

    Does Option Two give you a report?
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  3.    11 Jul 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Sunnyvale, CA
    Posts : 123
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    I had a severe problem recently and chkdsk ran automatically, but no event was saved.
    I booted into a Linux distro, went to browse the System Volume Information and there was a CHKDSK folder in there with several log files. I copied them all to a readable location and was able to view them.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


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