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Why Is Windows Xp Error Check Not Showing A Log After Scanning Drive?

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Ok well I connected my external usb drive, went into "my computer", right clicked the drive, chose "tools" tab, clicked on "check now" button for "error checking", and I guess it scanned my drive because it was saying "phase 1, 2, etc". But in the end all it said is "Scan Complete". It didn't list a log of any kind or mention any details about the scan at all. I would assume that means the drive is ok and nothing is wrong? Why is there no log or anything showing what happened during the scan?
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Hello superstar...

chkdsk does generate a log, it just doesn't display it upon completion of the check.

In Windows XP, open the Control Panel, double click on "Administrative Tools", double click on the "Event Viewer" icon, then click on "Application". In the "Source" column, look for the "Winlogon" item. Double click it and you should see the results of your Chkdsk.

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