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How do I know if CHKDSK completed successfully?

  1. #1


    Greece
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    Win8.1 64bit, Windows 10 TP on VMWare Player

    How do I know if CHKDSK completed successfully?


    I've run CHKDSK on a couple of laptops today, and in each case, after hanging for ages around 10-11%, the laptop rebooted while my back was turned. (The process was run at boot and the internet was not connected at the time.)

    Is there a way to check if the process completed and what it did?

    There is a CBS log with today's date, with entries that correspond time-wise to the CHKDSK activity, but I don't understand them. At the end there are several entries like this:

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    Can anyone explain what this means please, and if I have a problem?

    Coincidentally (or not) There are similar 'Failed to internally open....' entries in the CBS log from when I turned the laptop back on later in the morning.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 187
    Windows 8.1 Pro/ Windows 8 Enterprise


    Hi, check this tutorials CHKDSK - Check a Drive for Errors in Windows 8 and Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log - Windows 7 Help Forums to see if they will help you.

    Good luck, werty
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  3. #3


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    chkdsk has nothing to do with CBS.log. This file is normally created when using the command: sfc /scannow (Systen File Checker) and also being logged by other process such as TiWorker.exe which is Windows Modules Installer Worker. It is related to Windows Updates.
    To check for result from chkdsk, use this link below:
    Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log - Windows 7 Help Forums

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  4. #4


    Greece
    Posts : 341
    Win8.1 64bit, Windows 10 TP on VMWare Player


    @werty and @topgundcp:

    Thank you both for your replies. Event Viewer is definitely more user-friendly than those log files
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