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Read the Event Viewer Logs for Check Desk in Windows 10

This post will show how to read the Event Viewer logs for Check Disk scan results in Windows 10.

Way 1: To Read the Event Viewer Logs for Check Disk in Event Viewer

Event Viewer is a Microsoft Management Console snap-in that allows you to browse and manage event logs. When you check a drive for errors, the detail results are stored as logs in Event Viewer, the steps below will show you how to read those logs.

Step 1: Open Event Viewer.

Press Win + R keys, type in eventvwr.msc, and then click OK to open Event Viewer.

Open the Event Viewer

Step 2: Expand open Windows Logs > Application. Then move to right pane, click on Filter Current Log.

Click Filter Current Log

Step 3: Check in Chkdsk and Wininit items in the Event sources drop down menu.

Check Chkdsk and Wininit

Step 4: Close the drop down sources by clicking on blank area of Filter Current Log window, then click OK.

Close the drop down sources

Step 5: You will now see all available event logs for Chkdsk listed in the middle pane of Event Viewer.

View all event log for Chkdsk

You can use the scroll bar on the right when read information.

Way 2: To Read the Latest Event Viewer Logs for Chkdsk in PowerShell

You can read the Event Viewer log for Chkdsk (Check Disk) scan results via PowerShell command.

Step 1: Open the PowerShell.

Press Win + R to bring Run dialog, then type in powershell, and then click OK.

Open the PowerShell window

Step 2: Copy and paste the command below you want to use into PowerShell, and then press Enter key.

Command to read Chkdsk log in PowerShell:

get-winevent -FilterHashTable @{logname="Application"; id="1001"}| ?{$_.providername –match "wininit"} | fl timecreated, message

To read Chkdsk log in Powershell

The following command is used to create CHKDSKResults.txt file on your desktop containing log:

get-winevent -FilterHashTable @{logname="Application"; id="1001"}| ?{$_.providername –match "wininit"} | fl timecreated, message | out-file Desktop\CHKDSKResults.txt

To create CHKDSKResult.txt file on your desktop

Step 3: You can now read the latest Event Viewer log for Chkdsk.

Read the latest Event Viewer log for Chkdsk