Where is the chkdsk log located in Windows

Lot many times when you are doing Windows troubleshooting, you use the chkdsk command to find out or fix any hard disk related errors. While you are able to perform a chkdsk command from a Command Prompt within Windows and see the output, you might not be that lucky to see the output when you a chkdsk /f command to fix the errors.

When you perform a chkdsk /f command its often performed on the next reboot if the drive you are performing it on is the system drive. Chkdsk /f is used to detect and FIX errors on your drive. The problem is, you are normally able to see only a part of the output as it scrolls past too fast.

If you ever wanted to look at the chkdsk /f log after you have logged on to Windows, check the Application log of the computer and look for an entry under "Winlogon" . It will have all the details of the chkdsk diagnosis and fixes.

A Sample output of the log is as follows:

Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.


A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.                        
Cleaning up minor inconsistencies on the drive.
Cleaning up 1934 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 1934 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 1934 unused security descriptors.
CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the
master file table (MFT) bitmap.
Windows has made corrections to the file system.

  39078080 KB total disk space.
  10448268 KB in 50658 files.
     17228 KB in 6453 indexes.
         0 KB in bad sectors.
    126748 KB in use by the system.
     65536 KB occupied by the log file.
  28485836 KB available on disk.

      4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
   9769520 total allocation units on disk.
   7121459 allocation units available on disk.

Internal Info:
10 e2 00 00 22 df 00 00 86 37 01 00 00 00 00 00  ...."....7......
91 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 5f 0c 00 00 00 00 00 00  ........_.......
0c a4 73 04 00 00 00 00 a6 e3 c0 23 00 00 00 00  ..s........#....
ac 5e 54 0f 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  .^T.............
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 c8 b4 11 3f 00 00 00 00  ...........?....
70 1f 43 be 00 00 00 00 90 38 07 00 e2 c5 00 00  p.C......8......
00 00 00 00 00 30 b6 7d 02 00 00 00 35 19 00 00  .....0.}....5...

Windows has finished checking your disk.
Please wait while your computer restarts.


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