How to Find Chkdsk Results in Even Viewer Logs🔎

After scanning the system for errors, chkdsk results are logged to the Event Viewer with a specific Even ID. With just a few clicks, you can find and open chkdsk results in Even Viewer. Here’s how.

In case of sudden power failure, corruption, or disk errors, Windows automatically runs the chkdsk utility. If needed, you can manually schedule chkdsk in Windows to fix disk error. This tool will scan for errors and fixes them as needed. Often, chkdsk can fix a lot of general performance issues and helps Windows run smoothly.

After scanning the system for errors, chkdsk logs the results to Even Viewer. These event viewer chkdsk logs can help you in additional troubleshooting steps. In this quick guide, let me show the simple steps to find chkdsk results or logs in Event Viewer in Windows 10.

Note: The steps listed below are also applicable to Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Steps to Find Chkdsk Logs in Event Viewer

These are the steps you should follow to find and open chkdsk logs in Even Viewer.

  1. Open Start with “Windows Key” keypress.
  2. Type “Event Viewer” and click on it.
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  3. Expand “Windows Logs” on the left panel.
  4. Right-click on the “Application” option.
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  5. Select the “Filter current log” option.
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  6. Select “chkdsk” checkbox from the “Event Sources” drop-down menu.
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  7. Now, select the “wininit” checkbox from the same drop-down menu.
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  8. Click “Ok” to apply the filter settings.
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  9. As soon as you apply the filter option, Even Viewer filters the chkdsk logs and displays them in the center panel.

Sort the filtered logs by date and time and open the chkdsk log from the Event Viewer. Just select the log and the chkdsk results will appear in the bottom center panel.

PowerShell Command to Open Chkdsk Logs

To open Even Viewer chkdsk log we can use PowerShell’s “get-winevent” cmdlet.  If needed, you can export chkdsk logs to a text file using the same PowerShell command. Let me show you how.

  1. Press “Windows Key“.
  2. Type “PowerShell” and click on the result to open it.
  3. In the PowerShell window, execute the below command to see the chkdsk logs.
    get-winevent -FilterHashTable @{logname="Application"; id="1001"}| ?{$_.providername –match "wininit"} | fl timecreated, message
  4. To export chkdsk logs to a text file, execute the below command.
    get-winevent -FilterHashTable @{logname="Application"; id="1001"}| ?{$_.providername –match "wininit"} | fl timecreated, message | out-file Desktop\chkdsklog.txt
  5. The exported text file will be saved on your desktop with the name “chkdsklog.txt“.
  6. Close PowerShell once you are done with the chkdsk logs.

That is all. As you can see, it is very easy to see chkdsk logs in event viewer and export those logs to a text file using the PowerShell’s event viewer command.

The above PowerShell command will only give you the most recent chkdsk log file. It will not show or export all the chkdsk logs. For that, follow the first method. It is easier and user-friendly.

I hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible. If you like this article, check out these chkdsk commands and how to cancel scheduled chkdsk in Windows 10.

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