I recently ran the chkdsk in Windows 7 on my local C: drive. After chkdsk completed, the results flashed on the screen for a few seconds and then the computer booted up. I wasn't able to read the results in time. Are the results saved to a text file somewhere?
As Randolph mentions, it is in the Event Viewer. More specifically, here:
Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Event Viewer -> Windows Logs -> Application -> Wininit
Wininit is found under the source column.
To add to Paul's post:
Go to Start, then type in 'event viewer' (without the quotes) in the search bar, and then select 'Event Viewer'.
Since the Event Viewer could list tens of thousands or more events, this could make finding the 'Wininit' event (the chkdsk log) very hard.
To make this easier, when in "Event Viewer » Windows Logs » Application", go to "Filter Current Log... » Filter » Event sources » check 'Wininit'":
This will make the Event Viewer only show sources that are 'Wininit' (chkdsk logs only).
There are also chkdsk .log files, viewable in a text editor, located at
Here's an alternative way to view the results (found here):