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Old 10-15-07, 04:50 PM
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Location of Scandisk log for XP

I'm having trouble finding the scan disk logs for drives other than my main drive. I know if you run a Scan disk on a drive that you are currently using, it requires you to reboot and runs the scan prior to the login. The log is found under the event viewer with a header of WINLOGON. Where do I find the scan disk logs that don't require a re-boot? I can't seem to find it under the event viewer at all.
Old 01-16-08, 10:15 AM
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Bumping this in hopes of a fresh set of eyes. This is something I run into from time to time. I do a scandisk for hard drives that are giving me problems. But I can never find out if there are any errors without having a log of some sort.
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Well, there's no Scandisk in XP, but there is CHKDSK, which is probably what you meant. Same function, different name.

Anyway, the log is stored in Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Event Viewer. Find the entry called "winlogon," the one you want should have the same time stamp as when chkdsk ran on reboot.
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Originally Posted by Jay G.
Well, there's no Scandisk in XP, but there is CHKDSK, which is probably what you meant. Same function, different name.

Anyway, the log is stored in Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Event Viewer. Find the entry called "winlogon," the one you want should have the same time stamp as when chkdsk ran on reboot.
Thanks for the response, but read my initial post. I'm trying to find the log for when a reboot isn't required. It doesn't seem to show up in the event viewer.
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Try typing this in a command line:
CHKDSK > SCAN.LOG

http://searchwincomputing.techtarget...265619,00.html
http://www.techtalkz.com/windows-xp/...tput-logs.html
Old 01-18-08, 10:42 AM
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Perfect! That's exactly what I need. Thanks for the help.

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