Chkdsk question

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thingy

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1) - when Running Chkdsk from the C Drive Properties, if the ' Automatically fix Errors' is left unchecked, what happens if an Error is detected ?

2) - is there any Chkdsk log file anywhere - like we had Scandisk.log on 98\ME? - I know there's a Summary in the Event Viewer but that only repeats what's on the Blue Screen during the process

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Bryan

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Goto a command prompt and enter the following

chkdsk c: >c:\error.txt

That will create a log file called error.txt

BTW, chkdsk without any switches like the example above won't correct any errors. It just logs what it finds to that text file.
 

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You should also know that running CHKDSK on the boot drive with error correction enabled can't be done while Windows is running, you have to schedule it for the next reboot. It should warn you that this is the case when you try it. This is what you should see:

c:\>chkdsk /f
The type of the file system is FAT32.
Cannot lock current drive.

Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another
process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be
checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)
 
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