Author Topic: How to find the log in Windows vista, 7 and 8 after a bad sector check  (Read 3299 times)

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

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

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

4. Copy and paste Wininit into the line, and click on Find Next. (The log will have the Chkdsk tag if Check Disk is ran only from within Windows. The log will have the Wininit tag if the computer has to restart to run Check Disk at startup instead of within Windows.)

5. You will now see the system log for the scan results of Check Disk (Wininit).

6. When finished searching for Check Disk (Wininit) application logs, you can close the Find window.

7. When finished, you can close Event Viewer.

Dell Laptop XPS L501X Intel i5-560M(2.66GHz), Win 7 Home Prem(SP1) 64 Bit, 4 GB RAM. Samsung SSD 850 PRO 256 GB.