Solved Can't find scan disk log

Nikilet

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I ran scan disk tonight. Now I want to find the log and when I used the finder to find Wininit it takes me clear back to a scan disk log I ran in 8/2015. Why do I not find the scan I did just tonight? I also clicked clear through that very long list for today looking for it manually. It's not there.
 

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Nikilet

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Didn't work. This time it found a record from Sept. of 2015 and another back in June. But the two I just ran do not show up. I ran one last night and again in the wee hours this morning.
 

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Nikilet

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I brouht up the Command Prompt/run as administrator and typed in check chkdsk C: /f /r and since the disk is in use it tells me it will perform this the next time the computer is restarted. I'm not going to do that for a bit but will let you know.
 

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Nikilet

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First one it picked up was the Sept. 2015 scan. Does this mean the scan isn't actually running? I would swear that my computer is running better but I can not find a log since those in 2015 and prior.
 

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richc46

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Not being able to actually try and find the results myself, I have to assume that thy are not being recorded. I can only think that the hard drive has so much corruption that the chkdsk results are not being recorded.
Hopefully, I will be proven wrong, if another member knows of a better method to perform a chkdsk that will work more satisfactorily.
 

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Nikilet

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Thanks for trying.
 

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Nikilet

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I ran another Scan Disk tonight. This time when I did a search for the log, the ones I ran several days ago appeared under the date of Feb. 7 and it looks like all 3 of those previous scans are under that same Feb. 7 item. I scrolled through one and then it started all over again and again a 3rd time.

However, there is no record of the scan I started the evening of Feb. 8 and which finished in the wee hours of today, Feb. 9.

Just thought I'd let you know. Crazy!
 

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ilikefree

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Administrative tools - Event viewer - Windows logs - Application - Click on 'source' at the middle top to sort by ascending/ descending order. Locate 'wininit' and click on it to view.
 

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Nikilet

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OK, now how can I get things back the way they were, with the most recent items on top?
 

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richc46

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Go to event viewer. Click on applications, then click on the top the column that shows date and time. It will rearrange the way you want.
 

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Nikilet

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Got it. Actually, it was already back the normal when I opened it. I must have gotten impatient and not waited long enough. Thanks!
 

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    High Definition Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE DELL E207WFP [Monitor] 20"
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG HD321KJ [Hard drive] (320.07 GB)
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    DSL
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