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Unread 27-08-2007, 07:33 PM   #1
SANTANDER
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Checking hard disk for errors, view log file

A WIN XP home PC shut down incorrectly due to a power outage.. Then I run
chkdsk c: command from 'Run' box and tried check for errors. A DOS window
show scan process status, after fast file verification(stage1), there was
2nd stage, and was shown message.. CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of
3), then printed three lines "Deleting an index entry from index $0 of file
25". What this means?
Where to find log file? How to check does my HDD have any errors or not ?
After reopening MS Outlook application there was shown message that Outlook
folder has not been closed correctly. Can this damage any of Outlook
data(attachments, emails) stored in Outlook data file? How to be sure that
nothing has been damaged?

thanks.

 
Unread 27-08-2007, 07:35 PM   #2
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Re: Checking hard disk for errors, view log file

See below.

"SANTANDER" <santander@microsoft.news> wrote in message
news:eKbHiBC4HHA.1184@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>A WIN XP home PC shut down incorrectly due to a power outage.. Then I run
>chkdsk c: command from 'Run' box and tried check for errors. A DOS window
>show scan process status, after fast file verification(stage1), there was
>2nd stage, and was shown message.. CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2
>of 3), then printed three lines "Deleting an index entry from index $0 of
>file 25". What this means?


It means that chkdsk corrected some minor problem.

> Where to find log file?


In the Event Viewer (eventvwr.exe).

> How to check does my HDD have any errors or not ?


Have a look at the Event Viewer.

> After reopening MS Outlook application there was shown message that
> Outlook folder has not been closed correctly. Can this damage any of
> Outlook data(attachments, emails) stored in Outlook data file?


Yes, the structure of the Outlook data store can get damaged
by a power outage.

> How to be sure that nothing has been damaged?


Run scanpst.exe. It's hidden somewhere in c:\Program Files.

> thanks.


You're welcome.


 
Unread 27-08-2007, 07:35 PM   #3
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Re: Checking hard disk for errors, view log file

See below.

"SANTANDER" <santander@microsoft.news> wrote in message
news:eKbHiBC4HHA.1184@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>A WIN XP home PC shut down incorrectly due to a power outage.. Then I run
>chkdsk c: command from 'Run' box and tried check for errors. A DOS window
>show scan process status, after fast file verification(stage1), there was
>2nd stage, and was shown message.. CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2
>of 3), then printed three lines "Deleting an index entry from index $0 of
>file 25". What this means?


It means that chkdsk corrected some minor problem.

> Where to find log file?


In the Event Viewer (eventvwr.exe).

> How to check does my HDD have any errors or not ?


Have a look at the Event Viewer.

> After reopening MS Outlook application there was shown message that
> Outlook folder has not been closed correctly. Can this damage any of
> Outlook data(attachments, emails) stored in Outlook data file?


Yes, the structure of the Outlook data store can get damaged
by a power outage.

> How to be sure that nothing has been damaged?


Run scanpst.exe. It's hidden somewhere in c:\Program Files.

> thanks.


You're welcome.


 
Unread 27-08-2007, 07:39 PM   #4
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Re: Checking hard disk for errors, view log file


"Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com> wrote in message
news:uO9a7GF4HHA.5844@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> See below.

----------
> "SANTANDER" <santander@microsoft.news> wrote in message
> news:eKbHiBC4HHA.1184@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>A WIN XP home PC shut down incorrectly due to a power outage.. Then I run
>>chkdsk c: command from 'Run' box and tried check for errors. A DOS window
>>show scan process status, after fast file verification(stage1), there was
>>2nd stage, and was shown message.. CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2
>>of 3), then printed three lines "Deleting an index entry from index $0 of
>>file 25". What this means?


> It means that chkdsk corrected some minor problem.


>> Where to find log file?


> In the Event Viewer (eventvwr.exe).


>> How to check does my HDD have any errors or not ?


> Have a look at the Event Viewer.


>> After reopening MS Outlook application there was shown message that
>> Outlook folder has not been closed correctly. Can this damage any of
>> Outlook data(attachments, emails) stored in Outlook data file?


> Yes, the structure of the Outlook data store can get damaged
> by a power outage.


>> How to be sure that nothing has been damaged?


> Run scanpst.exe. It's hidden somewhere in c:\Program Files.


>> thanks.


> You're welcome.

----------

I browsed Event Viewer logs for Application, Security, System errors that
may arise during power outage time, but find no 'Errors', just 'Information'
from Service Control Manager (in 'System' logs) and some 'Print' related
errors, but not in time when power outage occurs. 'Application' logs: except
from 'Information', there was few 'Warning' from Userenv, not in time when
power outage occurs.
I run CHKDSK repeatedly from MS-DOS and was able get result in DOS window.

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\User>c:

C:\Documents and Settings\User> c:

C:\Documents and Settings\User>cd\

C:\>chkdsk
The type of the file system is NTFS.

WARNING! F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
File verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
Index verification completed.
CHKDSK is recovering lost files.
Recovering orphaned file tmp.edb (84269) into directory file 9538.
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
Security descriptor verification completed.
Correcting errors in the master file table's (MFT) BITMAP attribute.
Correcting errors in the Volume Bitmap.
Windows found problems with the file system.
Run CHKDSK with the /F (fix) option to correct these.

80027765 KB total disk space.
40040028 KB in 82450 files.
53632 KB in 4919 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
185233 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
39748872 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
20006941 total allocation units on disk.
9937218 allocation units available on disk.

C:\>
---

I read that CHKDSK sometimes can show a false positive for data corruption
on an active NTFS volume.
http://discuss.pcmag.com/forums/thread/1004325891.aspx

Make sense run CHKDSK from Windows XP Recovery Console?

Also, I've run CHKDSK without any parameters - just to see errors.
Newertheless, it seems CHKDSK ignore this and recovered some 'lost
files'.(CHKDSK is recovering lost files. Recovering orphaned file tmp.edb
(84269) into directory file 9538.) Why?

How to be sure that there is no any real errors in hardrive?

thanks.



 
Unread 27-08-2007, 07:39 PM   #5
SANTANDER
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Re: Checking hard disk for errors, view log file


"Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com> wrote in message
news:uO9a7GF4HHA.5844@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> See below.

----------
> "SANTANDER" <santander@microsoft.news> wrote in message
> news:eKbHiBC4HHA.1184@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>A WIN XP home PC shut down incorrectly due to a power outage.. Then I run
>>chkdsk c: command from 'Run' box and tried check for errors. A DOS window
>>show scan process status, after fast file verification(stage1), there was
>>2nd stage, and was shown message.. CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2
>>of 3), then printed three lines "Deleting an index entry from index $0 of
>>file 25". What this means?


> It means that chkdsk corrected some minor problem.


>> Where to find log file?


> In the Event Viewer (eventvwr.exe).


>> How to check does my HDD have any errors or not ?


> Have a look at the Event Viewer.


>> After reopening MS Outlook application there was shown message that
>> Outlook folder has not been closed correctly. Can this damage any of
>> Outlook data(attachments, emails) stored in Outlook data file?


> Yes, the structure of the Outlook data store can get damaged
> by a power outage.


>> How to be sure that nothing has been damaged?


> Run scanpst.exe. It's hidden somewhere in c:\Program Files.


>> thanks.


> You're welcome.

----------

I browsed Event Viewer logs for Application, Security, System errors that
may arise during power outage time, but find no 'Errors', just 'Information'
from Service Control Manager (in 'System' logs) and some 'Print' related
errors, but not in time when power outage occurs. 'Application' logs: except
from 'Information', there was few 'Warning' from Userenv, not in time when
power outage occurs.
I run CHKDSK repeatedly from MS-DOS and was able get result in DOS window.

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\User>c:

C:\Documents and Settings\User> c:

C:\Documents and Settings\User>cd\

C:\>chkdsk
The type of the file system is NTFS.

WARNING! F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
File verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
Index verification completed.
CHKDSK is recovering lost files.
Recovering orphaned file tmp.edb (84269) into directory file 9538.
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
Security descriptor verification completed.
Correcting errors in the master file table's (MFT) BITMAP attribute.
Correcting errors in the Volume Bitmap.
Windows found problems with the file system.
Run CHKDSK with the /F (fix) option to correct these.

80027765 KB total disk space.
40040028 KB in 82450 files.
53632 KB in 4919 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
185233 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
39748872 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
20006941 total allocation units on disk.
9937218 allocation units available on disk.

C:\>
---

I read that CHKDSK sometimes can show a false positive for data corruption
on an active NTFS volume.
http://discuss.pcmag.com/forums/thread/1004325891.aspx

Make sense run CHKDSK from Windows XP Recovery Console?

Also, I've run CHKDSK without any parameters - just to see errors.
Newertheless, it seems CHKDSK ignore this and recovered some 'lost
files'.(CHKDSK is recovering lost files. Recovering orphaned file tmp.edb
(84269) into directory file 9538.) Why?

How to be sure that there is no any real errors in hardrive?

thanks.



 
Unread 27-08-2007, 07:44 PM   #6
Pegasus \(MVP\)
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Re: Checking hard disk for errors, view log file


"SANTANDER" <santander@microsoft.news> wrote in message
news:eCniOvK4HHA.2108@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>
> "Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com> wrote in message
> news:uO9a7GF4HHA.5844@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>> See below.

> ----------
>> "SANTANDER" <santander@microsoft.news> wrote in message
>> news:eKbHiBC4HHA.1184@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>>A WIN XP home PC shut down incorrectly due to a power outage.. Then I
>>>run chkdsk c: command from 'Run' box and tried check for errors. A DOS
>>>window show scan process status, after fast file verification(stage1),
>>>there was 2nd stage, and was shown message.. CHKDSK is verifying
>>>indexes (stage 2 of 3), then printed three lines "Deleting an index entry
>>>from index $0 of file 25". What this means?

>
>> It means that chkdsk corrected some minor problem.

>
>>> Where to find log file?

>
>> In the Event Viewer (eventvwr.exe).

>
>>> How to check does my HDD have any errors or not ?

>
>> Have a look at the Event Viewer.

>
>>> After reopening MS Outlook application there was shown message that
>>> Outlook folder has not been closed correctly. Can this damage any of
>>> Outlook data(attachments, emails) stored in Outlook data file?

>
>> Yes, the structure of the Outlook data store can get damaged
>> by a power outage.

>
>>> How to be sure that nothing has been damaged?

>
>> Run scanpst.exe. It's hidden somewhere in c:\Program Files.

>
>>> thanks.

>
>> You're welcome.

> ----------
>
> I browsed Event Viewer logs for Application, Security, System errors that
> may arise during power outage time, but find no 'Errors', just
> 'Information' from Service Control Manager (in 'System' logs) and some
> 'Print' related errors, but not in time when power outage occurs.
> 'Application' logs: except from 'Information', there was few 'Warning'
> from Userenv, not in time when power outage occurs.


Windows cannot record power outages, because when the power
fails there is no energy left to drive Windows! You can guess a
power outage if the subsequent boot log reports a "dirty" shutdown.

> I run CHKDSK repeatedly from MS-DOS and was able get result in DOS window.
>
> Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
> (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
>
> C:\Documents and Settings\User>c:
>
> C:\Documents and Settings\User> c:
>
> C:\Documents and Settings\User>cd\
>
> C:\>chkdsk
> The type of the file system is NTFS.
>
> WARNING! F parameter not specified.
> Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.
>
> CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
> File verification completed.
> CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
> Index verification completed.
> CHKDSK is recovering lost files.
> Recovering orphaned file tmp.edb (84269) into directory file 9538.
> CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
> Security descriptor verification completed.
> Correcting errors in the master file table's (MFT) BITMAP attribute.
> Correcting errors in the Volume Bitmap.
> Windows found problems with the file system.
> Run CHKDSK with the /F (fix) option to correct these.
>
> 80027765 KB total disk space.
> 40040028 KB in 82450 files.
> 53632 KB in 4919 indexes.
> 0 KB in bad sectors.
> 185233 KB in use by the system.
> 65536 KB occupied by the log file.
> 39748872 KB available on disk.
>
> 4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
> 20006941 total allocation units on disk.
> 9937218 allocation units available on disk.
>
> C:\>
> ---
>
> I read that CHKDSK sometimes can show a false positive for data corruption
> on an active NTFS volume.
> http://discuss.pcmag.com/forums/thread/1004325891.aspx
>
> Make sense run CHKDSK from Windows XP Recovery Console?
>
> Also, I've run CHKDSK without any parameters - just to see errors.
> Newertheless, it seems CHKDSK ignore this and recovered some 'lost
> files'.(CHKDSK is recovering lost files. Recovering orphaned file tmp.edb
> (84269) into directory file 9538.) Why?


Running chkdsk without parameters will report errors but won't fix any.

> How to be sure that there is no any real errors in hardrive?


NTFS appears to fairly fault-tolerant - in most cases it will continue
to function even if chkdsk reports some errors.


 
Unread 27-08-2007, 07:44 PM   #7
Pegasus \(MVP\)
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Re: Checking hard disk for errors, view log file


"SANTANDER" <santander@microsoft.news> wrote in message
news:eCniOvK4HHA.2108@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>
> "Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com> wrote in message
> news:uO9a7GF4HHA.5844@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>> See below.

> ----------
>> "SANTANDER" <santander@microsoft.news> wrote in message
>> news:eKbHiBC4HHA.1184@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>>A WIN XP home PC shut down incorrectly due to a power outage.. Then I
>>>run chkdsk c: command from 'Run' box and tried check for errors. A DOS
>>>window show scan process status, after fast file verification(stage1),
>>>there was 2nd stage, and was shown message.. CHKDSK is verifying
>>>indexes (stage 2 of 3), then printed three lines "Deleting an index entry
>>>from index $0 of file 25". What this means?

>
>> It means that chkdsk corrected some minor problem.

>
>>> Where to find log file?

>
>> In the Event Viewer (eventvwr.exe).

>
>>> How to check does my HDD have any errors or not ?

>
>> Have a look at the Event Viewer.

>
>>> After reopening MS Outlook application there was shown message that
>>> Outlook folder has not been closed correctly. Can this damage any of
>>> Outlook data(attachments, emails) stored in Outlook data file?

>
>> Yes, the structure of the Outlook data store can get damaged
>> by a power outage.

>
>>> How to be sure that nothing has been damaged?

>
>> Run scanpst.exe. It's hidden somewhere in c:\Program Files.

>
>>> thanks.

>
>> You're welcome.

> ----------
>
> I browsed Event Viewer logs for Application, Security, System errors that
> may arise during power outage time, but find no 'Errors', just
> 'Information' from Service Control Manager (in 'System' logs) and some
> 'Print' related errors, but not in time when power outage occurs.
> 'Application' logs: except from 'Information', there was few 'Warning'
> from Userenv, not in time when power outage occurs.


Windows cannot record power outages, because when the power
fails there is no energy left to drive Windows! You can guess a
power outage if the subsequent boot log reports a "dirty" shutdown.

> I run CHKDSK repeatedly from MS-DOS and was able get result in DOS window.
>
> Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
> (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
>
> C:\Documents and Settings\User>c:
>
> C:\Documents and Settings\User> c:
>
> C:\Documents and Settings\User>cd\
>
> C:\>chkdsk
> The type of the file system is NTFS.
>
> WARNING! F parameter not specified.
> Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.
>
> CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
> File verification completed.
> CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
> Index verification completed.
> CHKDSK is recovering lost files.
> Recovering orphaned file tmp.edb (84269) into directory file 9538.
> CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
> Security descriptor verification completed.
> Correcting errors in the master file table's (MFT) BITMAP attribute.
> Correcting errors in the Volume Bitmap.
> Windows found problems with the file system.
> Run CHKDSK with the /F (fix) option to correct these.
>
> 80027765 KB total disk space.
> 40040028 KB in 82450 files.
> 53632 KB in 4919 indexes.
> 0 KB in bad sectors.
> 185233 KB in use by the system.
> 65536 KB occupied by the log file.
> 39748872 KB available on disk.
>
> 4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
> 20006941 total allocation units on disk.
> 9937218 allocation units available on disk.
>
> C:\>
> ---
>
> I read that CHKDSK sometimes can show a false positive for data corruption
> on an active NTFS volume.
> http://discuss.pcmag.com/forums/thread/1004325891.aspx
>
> Make sense run CHKDSK from Windows XP Recovery Console?
>
> Also, I've run CHKDSK without any parameters - just to see errors.
> Newertheless, it seems CHKDSK ignore this and recovered some 'lost
> files'.(CHKDSK is recovering lost files. Recovering orphaned file tmp.edb
> (84269) into directory file 9538.) Why?


Running chkdsk without parameters will report errors but won't fix any.

> How to be sure that there is no any real errors in hardrive?


NTFS appears to fairly fault-tolerant - in most cases it will continue
to function even if chkdsk reports some errors.


 
 

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