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How to Read Event Viewer Log for Check Disk (chkdsk) in Windows 7 / Windows 8?

This article will show you how to read the Event Viewer log to see the scan results of Check Disk in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

Steps to Read chkdsk Results Log Directly in Event Viewer

For performing this, you must be logged in as administrator to be able to open Event Viewer.

1. If you have not done it, you will require to have already ran Check Disk (chkdsk) in Vista/Windows 7 or Windows 8 before it will be in the Event Viewer System log.

2. Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog, type eventvwr.msc, and press Enter.

Event Viewer

3. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes (Windows 7/8) or Continue (Vista).

4. In the left pane of Event Viewer, double click on Windows Logs to expand it, then right click on Application and click on Find.

Find Event

5. Copy and paste Chkdsk into the line, and click on Find Next.

Chkdsk

6. You will now be able to see the system log for the scan results of Check Disk (chkdsk).

Chkdsk Event

7. Go back to the starting of the log file list in the middle pane of Event Viewer, then copy and paste Wininit, and click on Find Next.

8. You will now be able the system log for the scan results of Check Disk (Wininit).

9. When completed looking for for Check Disk (chkdsk) application logs, you can shut down the Find window.

10. When completed, you can close Event Viewer.

Create .txt file on Desktop with chkdsk Results Log

1. Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog, type powershell.exe, and press Enter.

2. In PowerShell, copy and paste the command below, and press Enter.

Run Powershell

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

3. CHKDSKResults.txt file will be created on your desktop, that is the log file of your chkdsk scan results from Event Viewer.

Run Command

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Comments
 
Warren Warshaw

Jeffrey -I followed the instructions in the “Create .txt file on Desktop with chkdsk Results Log” section above & it worked for me. Running Win 7 Pro SP1. Not exactly a script but much easier than the other method.