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Where can I find the log file of the chkdsk utility that runs when the server starts?

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  1. Start the Event Viewer.
  2. Navigate to Windows Logs -> Application.
  3. Look for entries with Source=Wininit, Event ID=1001.
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I would search for bootex.log. It may in the root of the system drive (where \windows sits) - normally c:.

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    on Win2008r2, i do not see that file even though i know chkdsk ran, but i have seen it before on other machines.
    – rjt
    Mar 16 '12 at 23:53

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