|This seems like a stupid question but I can't find an answer anywhere...|
After I run chkdsk in XP, either by "Error checking" the disk in Windows (under Disk Properties,Tools) or running the boot-time version ('chkdsk /f' which runs 'autochk' at next boot), *where* are the results??? Isn't there a log file generated, like old SCANDISK used to do, where you can see what problems were found and what got fixed, or that no problems were found? Or are you just supposed to take it on faith that everything was OK or that anything that was wrong is fixed and it's OK now?
I've been getting "data error (CRC)" reading several files so i suspect my drive may be going. I've run error checking which just said it was finished when it was finished and chkdsk /f which i noticed said it was recovering a file at one point but rebooted when it was done and in neither case could I find a log file or anything in event logs (actually not sure about the system event log after "error checking" since it was suddenly corrupt!)
Any way to recover/salvage a corrupt event log file?
I've heard that NTFS/Windows supposedly detects and maps out bad sectors on the fly (automaticly recovering & relocating data in such sectors, if possible, I presume). Is this the case and if so does that imply that if chkdsk is detecting bad sectors that they must have formed recently (and one might assume that more are likely to form in the near future)?
In this case, chkdsk (run from the disk properties page) was able to do a full scan of the boot drive while Windows was running. In other cases I've seen it say "can't lock the drive...will have to run on next reboot". What's the difference? Why can chkdsk sometimes run on the boot drive (containing Windows) and sometimes not?
many thanks in advance.