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    Read Chkdsk Log in Event Viewer in Windows 10

    How to Read Event Viewer Log for Chkdsk (Check Disk) in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Performance & Maintenance
    04 Sep 2020
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    How to Read Event Viewer Log for Chkdsk (Check Disk) in Windows 10


    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






    OPTION ONE

    To Read Event Viewer Logs for Chkdsk in Event Viewer


    1 Press the Win + R keys to open Run, type eventvwr.msc into Run, 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)

    Read Chkdsk Log in Event Viewer in Windows 10-chkdsk_results_event_viewer-1.png

    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)

    Bootup scans - Application log, Source - Wininit
    Manual scans - Application log, Source - Chkdsk

    Read Chkdsk Log in Event Viewer in Windows 10-chkdsk_results_event_viewer-2.png

    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)

    Read Chkdsk Log in Event Viewer in Windows 10-chkdsk_results_event_viewer-3.png

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






    OPTION TWO

    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"}| ?{$_.providername -match "wininit"} | fl timecreated, message | out-file "$env:userprofile\Desktop\CHKDSKResults.txt"

    OR

    (To create CHKDSKResults.txt file on your moved desktop containing log)
    Copy and paste each line below one at a time and press Enter after each line.
    Code:
    $UserDesktop = (Get-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders" -Name "Desktop").Desktop
    
    get-winevent -FilterHashTable @{logname="Application"; id="1001"}| ?{$_.providername -match "wininit"} | fl timecreated, message | out-file "$UserDesktop\CHKDSKResults.txt"
    Read Chkdsk Log in Event Viewer in Windows 10-chkdsk_results_powershell-1.png

    3 You can now read the latest Event Viewer log for Chkdsk. (see screenshots below)

    Read Chkdsk Log in Event Viewer in Windows 10-chkdsk_results_powershell-2.png
    Read Chkdsk Log in Event Viewer in Windows 10-chkdskresults.png


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. ICIT2LOL's Avatar
    Posts : 6,586
    1010 Pro on all on various machines version 2004
       #1

    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?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 57,137
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21382
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello John @ICIT2LOL, :)

    Does Option Two give you a report?
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  3. arachnaut's Avatar
    Posts : 131
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #3

    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.
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  4. Posts : 5
    windows 10 pro
       #4

    error when i try to send chkdsk log to desktop


    i did powershell and pasted in

    get-winevent -FilterHashTable @{logname="Application"; id="1001"}| ?{$_.providername –match "wininit"} | fl timecreated, message | out-file Desktop\CHKDSKResults.txt

    and i got error

    out-file : Could not find a part of the path 'C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Desktop\CHKDSKResults.txt'.
    At line:1 char:132
    + ... init"} | fl timecreated, message | out-file Desktop\CHKDSKResults.txt
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : OpenError: (:) [Out-File], DirectoryNotFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : FileOpenFailure,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.OutFileCommand

    i was able to use it last year

    any suggestions appreciated

    stan
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  5. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 57,137
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21382
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Hello Stan, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Hmm, I'm getting the same thing as well.

    I'm not sure if it's a temporary bug or something has changed yet. I'll keep looking into it to see if I find anything.
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  6. Callender's Avatar
    Posts : 4,192
    20H2 64 Bit Home
       #6

    If I use this path it doesn't work:

    Read Chkdsk Log in Event Viewer in Windows 10-administrator_-windows-powershell.jpg

    If I use this path then it works fine:


    Read Chkdsk Log in Event Viewer in Windows 10-administrator_-windows-powershell-2.jpg
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  7. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 57,137
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21382
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Hey Chris,

    I'm getting the same error below whether I run the command in PowerShell or an elevated PowerShell.

    What build do you have installed? Maybe it's only happening in certain builds if a bug.

    Read Chkdsk Log in Event Viewer in Windows 10-powershell.png
    Last edited by Brink; 18 Aug 2018 at 13:44.
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  8. Callender's Avatar
    Posts : 4,192
    20H2 64 Bit Home
       #8

    I'm still on 1703.

    Read Chkdsk Log in Event Viewer in Windows 10-dtwinver-operating-system-details.jpg

    So you could be correct.
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  9. Superfly's Avatar
    Posts : 3,337
       #9

    Callender said:
    If I use this path it doesn't work:

    Read Chkdsk Log in Event Viewer in Windows 10-administrator_-windows-powershell.jpg

    If I use this path then it works fine:

    Read Chkdsk Log in Event Viewer in Windows 10-administrator_-windows-powershell-2.jpg
    Piping from Admin to current user use: $home\Desktop\....

    Brink said:
    Hey Chris,

    I'm getting the same error below whether I run the command in PowerShell or an elevated PowerShell.

    What build do you have installed? Maybe it's only happening in certain builds if a bug.
    Desktop

    Read Chkdsk Log in Event Viewer in Windows 10-powershell.png
    Shawn, you missed the switch in match (-match)
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