How to pause chkdsk so that you can see what errors may have occurred?

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foolios

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In XP, as far as I know, the system has to restart in order to allow chkdsk to work on the drive.
Well, it takes a while and I miss the messages at the end of the test. I have no idea whether it corrected anything or whether everything turned up fine.
How can I have it wait for me to view the results? Or where can I find the results at?

Is there a way to run chkdsk in XP without rebooting? What happens if I attempt this in safe mode?
 
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Windows XP has a new method. Open My Computer right click the hard drive and select Properties. Then select the Tools Tab and you will find a button Check Now...

To save the output from chkdsk use a redirect. e.g., chkdsk > C:\temp\diskCheckLog.txt
 

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"To save the output from chkdsk use a redirect. e.g., chkdsk > C:\temp\diskCheckLog.txt"

Where do I input that line?
Properties -
That way of getting to the tool is the one that forces reboot.

I will check Event Viewer - System Log and view the link.

Thank you so much.
 
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I am sorry if I confused you.

The second option is if you want to do it the old DOS chkdsk method, use a command prompt or Run menu and enter it.
 
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